Teaching and Research Fellowship at the Center for Social Equity and Inclusion
Rhode Island School of Design
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Internal Number: 2301
Job Summary Overview:
The Center for Social Equity and Inclusion at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) invites applications for a two-year full-time Fellowship starting in fall 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 creative practitioner, scholar, and/or researcher with training in architecture and/or design, who is working on an ambitious creative/research project that engages non-western, indigenous, and/or historically marginalized cultures, histories and forms of knowledge; investigates, critiques, or addresses the ways in which power shapes notions of value and inequality, in particular understandings of race and its intersections with other issues; and/or fosters inclusion by exploring pedagogies and practices that meaningfully engage a diverse range of students/communities.
The ideal candidate will be able to teach undergraduate and/or graduate students in one or more of the departments in RISD's Division of Architecture + Design: Apparel Design, Architecture, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture. The courses offered should appeal to an internationally diverse student population of artists and designers. Courses can be discipline-specific or engage interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary topics.
SEI Fellows offer events through RISD's Teaching and Learning Lab and are also expected to contribute to departmental, divisional, and college-wide initiatives aimed at advancing the work of social equity and inclusion.
SEI Fellows receive an allocation of $5,000 per academic year (non-rollover) in support of public programs tied to their teaching and/or research and $3,000 per academic year (non-rollover) in support of their professional development. Additionally, SEI Fellows are eligible to apply for other forms of faculty support across campus once their professional development funds have been fully expended.
Job Qualifications Required:
A terminal degree in the applicant's discipline conferred by July 31, 2023
Ability to teach in one or more of the departments in RISD's Division of Architecture + Design (Apparel Design, Architecture, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture)
Evidence of a high level of creative/scholarly practice
Evidence of successful teaching at the college level
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
Ability to work supportively with students, faculty, and staff in advancing the work of social equity and inclusion at RISD
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.