Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Rhode Island, United States|
The Department of History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS) at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies starting in the fall of 2019.
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, scholarship, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
We are seeking a scholar whose work speaks to the social dynamics inherent in environmental and sustainability issues, and has an interest in the ways that art and design intersect with socio-environmental issues. The ideal candidate has specialty in political ecology, environmental racism and environmental justice, environmental ethics, technology and nature, philosophy of nature, and/or possible expertise in GIS and other forms of mapping. We welcome colleagues whose work engages with historically underrepresented communities. All candidates should demonstrate evidence of quality teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies (NCSS) concentration and to the newly developed Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies Master's degree.
Department /RISD Description
RISD is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 students, 2000 of whom are undergraduates. HPSS is a multidisciplinary department within the Division of Liberal Arts. Our students are art and design majors who take one third of their courses in the Liberal Arts. RISD offers unique opportunities for collaborative research and teaching with faculty and students in art and design disciplines (e.g., industrial design, apparel, textiles, architecture, film, etc.).
RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre-critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants. RISD has a critical review process, which is very similar to the tenure process. For more information about RISD and to apply online, please visit www.risd.edu/jobs.
Full-time faculty in the HPSS Department teach 6 courses a year, including both undergraduate and graduate seminars (capped at 15), lecture courses (capped at 30), and first year seminar courses (capped at 21). In addition to teaching, fulltime faculty are expected to serve on college committees, advise students, participate in curriculum development and other departmental activities and projects, and contribute to the vibrancy of the intellectual life of the college. We seek candidates who demonstrate quality undergraduate teaching, can teach broadly in their field, and represent various aspects of their discipline within the department.
Union Yes Pre-employment Requirement
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach the following to the appropriate links and the section labeled “Documents Needed to Apply”:
1) a cover letter including an expression of interest
2) curriculum vitae
3) a research statement (attach to tab labeled “Other 1”)
4) an example of scholarly work (attach to tab labeled “Writing Sample”)
5) a statement of teaching philosophy (that speaks to how you attend to diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to a learning community and provides evidence of teaching excellence)
6) a list of potential course descriptions
(attach to tab labeled “Course Proposal”)
7) at least one example syllabus
If you are selected as a semi-finalist, we will require letters of recommendation from your three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by November 18, 2018 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.
The suitable candidate will have undergraduate teaching experience and a broad background in environmental social sciences and/or humanities. Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in an appropriate field of the environmental social sciences or humanities (e.g., environmental studies, geography, sociology, philosophy, psychology, or other relevant disciplines) by July 1, 2019.
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|Secondary Categories:||Social Sciences