Assistant/Associate Professor of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design

Providence, RI
Dec 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant/Associate Professor

Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design

Rhode Island School of Design


The Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design (TLAD) at Rhode Island School of Design invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to commence fall 2018.


TLAD seeks a colleague to enhance and advance the department's record of innovation, someone with administrative and leadership experience, and who is committed to playing an active role in supporting innovative art and design education in urban public schools and arts education initiatives throughout Rhode Island. S/he will also support our work animating and rethinking K-12 and collegiate art and design education nationally and internationally.


Position responsibilities include teaching six courses a year: five courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Master of Arts (MA) in Art + Design Education programs, and currently one undergraduate course; also student advising and the supervision of graduate theses. The faculty member will maintain an active research program/professional practice at local, national, and international levels; play a central role in Departmental program, curriculum, and project development; serve on college committees and contribute to the intellectual vigor of the college and community; work with external partners and funders to support and develop art and design educational programs, with particular emphasis on K-12 and collegiate teaching. In determining rank, the Provost will consider a candidate's full-time teaching experience, standing in the field, and potential and experience to assume leadership roles both in the department and at the college at large.


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


Required Qualifications

  • Earned Ph.D or Ed.D in art education, or related field
  • Evidence of a high level of scholarly practice
  • Full-time art teaching experience at elementary or secondary level
  • College teaching experience
  • Command of contemporary theoretical and pedagogical practices in art and design teaching and learning, especially for children and youth.
  • Ability to teach and advise graduate students at the masters' level in multiple modalities courses, and supervise the development of thesis work
  • Familiarity with state standards governing teacher education program approval and teacher licensure
  • Ability to work supportively with students, faculty, staff, clinical educators and alumni in the maintenance and development of a professional learning community
  • Leadership and communication skills, with proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team


Preferred Qualifications

  • Multiple years full-time teaching art or design in an urban public school, with appropriate certification
  • Evidence of a high level of creative practice
  • Experience with practicum and clinical teaching supervision
  • Evidence of involvement in innovative program/curriculum design
  • Experience in grant writing and/or grant funded programming
  • Experience working in a range of learning sites, i.e., college, school, museum, community
  • Evidence of ability to work with colleagues across institutional disciplinary boundaries
  • Demonstrated experience in the integration of new media technology in the teaching and learning environment
  • Active membership in relevant professional association(s)


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Review of applications begins immediately. All completed applications received by January 8, 2018 are assured of 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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