The Department of History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS) at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies starting in the fall of 2019.
Rhode Island School of Design recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, scholarship, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
We are seeking a scholar whose work speaks to the social dynamics inherent in environmental and sustainability issues, and has an interest in the ways that art and design intersect with socio-environmental issues. The ideal candidate has specialty in political ecology, environmental racism and environmental justice, environmental ethics, technology and nature, philosophy of nature, and/or possible expertise in GIS and other forms of mapping. We welcome colleagues whose work engages with historically underrepresented communities. All candidates should demonstrate evidence of quality teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies (NCSS) concentration and to the newly developed Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies Master's degree.
Job Qualifications Required:
The suitable candidate will have undergraduate teaching experience and a broad background in environmental social sciences and/or humanities. Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in an appropriate field of the environmental social sciences or humanities (e.g., environmental studies, geography, sociology, philosophy, psychology, or other relevant disciplines) by July 1, 2019.
Employment Type: Full-Time
Department: History Phil Social Sciences
Internal Number: 1958
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.