Assistant Professor in Residence in Asian and/or Asian Diaspora Studies
Rhode Island School of Design
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Internal Number: 2304
Job Summary Overview:
The Department of History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS) at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) invites applications for a full time, two-year term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence in Asian and/or Asian Diaspora Studies, starting in Fall of 2023.
RISD recognizes principles of social equity, diversity, and inclusion as fundamental to its academic mission as an art and design school. We understand these principles to require ongoing attention to differential embodied experience and expansion of the forms of knowledge from which our curricula originate. RISD is engaged in the collective work of institutional transformation and would value applicants whose pedagogical and professional experiences have prepared them to foster equitable teaching and learning environments. We seek applicants whose teaching and professional work (creative practice and/or academic scholarship) attends to embodied difference as intersectional and centers on bodies of knowledge from historically underrepresented communities. We encourage applicants from traditionally underrepresented communities including Native American peoples, Black and Indigenous peoples of color, Latinx, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
We are seeking a teacher/scholar whose work speaks to Asian and/or Asian diaspora studies, and an interest in how the work of artists and designers intersects with the histories, politics, philosophies, and cultures of Asian peoples broadly conceived. The ideal candidate would have speciality in Asian studies and the study of religion, geography, sociology, philosophy, ethnic studies, gender studies, or media studies, or in any other field related to Asian studies. We would welcome a colleague whose work engages with the complexity of Asia and/or the Asian diaspora today. A full-time teaching load at RISD is six courses per year. All candidates should demonstrate quality teaching andhave the ability to contribute to our undergraduate concentration in History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences.
Job Qualifications Required:
Ph.D., with demonstrated expertise in Asian and/or Asian diaspora studies, in a field in the humanities or social sciences or in an interdisciplinary degree, with the degree conferred by July 1st, 2023.
Demonstrated experience teaching undergraduates
Demonstrated commitment to inclusive teaching
Expressed interest in teaching undergraduate art and design students
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.