RISD Continuing Education functions within the larger context of RISD, an institution with an unparalleled reputation for producing highly-skilled, successful, and internationally renowned creative practitioners. With more than 100 years of expertise nurturing critical making, thinking, and innovation in art and design we facilitate personal and professional development by engaging students in sustained exploration and learning in the creative disciplines. With a commitment to centering inclusivity, diversity and equity in executing key responsibilities, RISD Continuing Education instructors plan, organize, teach, and provide feedback to promote and direct student learning in keeping with the institutional learning-centered values and in a manner that meets essential competencies of artists and designers.
RISD Continuing Education instructors plan, organize, teach, and provide feedback to promote and direct student learning in keeping with the institutional learning-centered values and in a manner that meets the essential competencies of an artist and designer. Our instructors respond to students in a timely manner and communicate with the discipline and division via college-provided tools and resources. We welcome instructors whose teaching experience addresses historically underrepresented communities.
The successful candidate should be prepared to teach online courses to a diverse group of students from a range of disciplines. Interpersonal and leadership skills, clarity, generosity, and creativity in both personal work and teaching are essential. Candidates should be prepared to develop culturally diverse syllabi for studio and seminar courses and lead classes and critiques that model constructive, inclusive discussions that encourage students to grow creatively and intellectually.
We are looking for instructors whose specialty is in one or more of the fields listed below. Please indicate which applies to you in your statement of interest:
Interior Design Studio III: Kitchens and Baths: Instruct students as they expand on the conceptual and planning skills acquired in Studio I and Studio II and develop design solutions for two essential rooms in their study model project: a kitchen and a bathroom. A successful instructor will teach students the basics of millwork, plumbing and wiring to create high-functioning spaces that meet residential construction codes. Additional topics to be addressed include lighting (natural and artificial), ventilation standards and surface materials. Instructors should incorporate knowledge and the use of AutoCAD in their course.
Interior Design Studio IV: Flexible Indoor and Outdoor Spaces : instruct students as they build on the conceptual, planning, and technical skills acquired in Studio I, Studio II and Studio lll by encouraging students to focus on developing design solutions for flexible indoor and outdoor living spaces. A successful instructor will teach students to expand on their study model project by integrating outdoor living and dining areas (a porch or patio) within the site plan. Additional topics to be addressed include outdoor lighting, landscape materials and building codes for outdoor construction and plumbing. Additional topics to be addressed include lighting (natural and artificial), ventilation standards and surface materials. Instructors should incorporate knowledge and the use of AutoCAD in their course.
Bachelor's Degree required. MFA preferred or equivalent in established professional practice in area of study.
A track record of paid professional experience at companies successfully doing related work, and/or a robust, creative, intellectually and critically engaged design or studio practice, as evidenced by recognition in publications, commissions, exhibitions, awards and/or collaborative projects.
Online teaching experience, including the ability to create syllabi and lesson plans, and how to tie those to learning outcomes. Online course content; syllabus, learning outcomes, tutorials, assignments and other components such as intuitive navigation, lively discussions, and meaningful feedback as part of a successful online class.
Ability to develop and implement diverse teaching and learning for different learning styles and to respond to the needs of learners from a variety of educational backgrounds in a multicultural environment.
Analytical, evaluative, and critical thinking skills
Accept and act upon constructive feedback from course and classroom evaluations by students and staff.
Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
Ability to develop syllabi and lead classes and critiques that model constructive, inclusive discussions, and that encourage students to grow creatively and intellectually.
AutoCAD and alike systems knowledge.
Teaching experience in a collegiate or adult education setting that addresses underrepresented communities.
Ability to convey complex art engagement ideas in a clear and articulate manner for an art and design program and design concepts that serves adult students with varied skills (novice to advanced) in a condensed time frame.
Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring students.
Lifelong learning orientation with demonstrated interest in learning about new developments in their area of study.
Ability to empathically relate to a wide range of student perspectives and maturely handle interpersonal issues that may arise.
Flexible availability based on regular reliable online contact with students. Now hiring for Fall 2023 semester.
Documents Needed to Apply:
Resume, including a URL link for your professional portfolio if applicable
Statement of interest
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental 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.
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.