Rhode Island School of Design seeks Assistant Professor for Department of Digital + Media
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Rhode Island School of Design seeks a forward-thinking artist/designer, educator, and scholar for the position of Assistant Professor in its highly regarded Graduate Department of Digital + Media. The successful candidate will be an artist/designer working with emergent technologies and engaged in understanding their relationship to other media, disciplines and debates within contemporary theory and reflexive practice. He or she will have a record of critical thought and action in art, technology and society and will contribute to a department culture of curricular innovation and progressive teaching and research practices. He or she will play an important collaborative role in supporting the diverse work of Digital + Media graduate students and facilitating partnerships with other graduate programs at RISD as well as external partners. He or she will contribute to the development of the Digital + Media Department as a research incubator and creative forum at RISD, and advance the Digital + Media program within the expanding field of new media and technology in art and design graduate education. Established in 2003, the Department of Digital + Media offers a selective MFA program for students who bring diverse research interests and creative explorations of technology and culture to the fields of contemporary art/design and new media practices. The Department of Digital + Media has an interdisciplinary structure and reach, with strong connections to RISD's 15 other graduate departments and programs, as well as with neighboring Brown University. The position offers a unique opportunity for a dynamic intellectual and creative individual to help guide the department in collaborative explorations of advanced art, design, and research practices within the contemporary cultural environment of ubiquitous digital media. For more information about the department, please see: dm.risd.edu/about
Applicants should have a terminal graduate degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience; a substantial record of teaching at the college or university level; and a strong record of research and creative work.
Applicants must provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, examples of curriculum design and/or original course syllabi, documentation of creative and student work, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by January 17, 2012 will be assured full consideration. For more information about RISD and to apply online visit www.risd.edu/jobs
RISD is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. RISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law, in employment, or in our education programs.