Assistant Professor-in-Residence, African Art

Providence, RI
Mar 15, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor-in-Residence, African Art
History of Art and Visual Culture
Full-Time, Critical Review Track (similar to tenure track)

The Department of History of Art and Visual Culture at the Rhode Island School of Design invites applications from qualified candidates for a full time, one year term appointment (visiting assistant professor) position in African Art to commence September 2017.

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, creative practice/scholarship, professional practice, service, or personal experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications :

Familiarity with current theoretical discourses in the field of African Art; relevant teaching experience beyond the TA; evidence of scholarly publications in peer reviewed journals and a PhD in African Art are required.

Department Description:

Our department embraces diverse critical perspectives, which will equip the next generation of artists and designers with the historical, analytical, and theoretical tools needed for navigating the complexities of our world.

Rhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students.

RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre-critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants. For more information about RISD and to apply online, please visit

Faculty Responsibilities :

This is a one year opportunity where responsibilities include teaching six courses a year; participation in team-taught Introduction to History of Art and Visual Culture; teaching specialized courses and advanced seminars in candidate's area of expertise; student advisement and supervision of undergraduate and graduate projects; service on college committees. There are opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with studio areas and with the RISD Museum of Art.

The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online to:

Please attach the following to the appropriate links in the section labeled “Documents Needed to Apply”:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing sample
  • Sample syllabi
  • Names and contact information for three references are requested as part of the application process. Requests for reference letters are sent directly to the reference providers when candidates apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials before 15 April 2017 are assured full consideration.

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.


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