Assistant/Associate Professor of Jewelry + Metalsmithing
Rhode Island School of Design
October 7, 2017
Providence, Rhode Island
Job Summary Overview:
The Department Jewelry + Metalsmithing in the Division of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to commence fall 2018.
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, professional practice, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence.
Job Qualifications Required:
The department seeks candidates with a deep understanding and skill set in both traditional and contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing practices. An active studio practice complemented by a strong critical voices and knowledgable perspective of contemporary dialogue are essential to this core faculty position.
While an MFA is expected, candidates whose professional experience and substantial record of achievement in art and/or design fields in combination with a bachelor’s degree may be considered. A minimum of 3 years teaching experience at the university or college level is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in their field and personal work that exhibits a high level of proficiency, a dedication to a high standard of academic pedagogy and commitment to the ongoing evolution of the contemporary jewelry field. The ideal candidate will be capable of teaching students in all studio levels across the department from sophomore to graduate, with a specialized interest in departmental seminars. The candidate should have a solid foundation in art and design concepts, demonstrate a range of advanced jewelry and metalsmithing skills, evidence a capacity for critical thinking and discourse, and a knowledge of the history of the discipline as well as current contemporary issues/theories. Central to the hire, candidates must demonstrate the ability to effectively manage administrative responsibilities and the capacity to step into departmental leadership positions.
Close connections to the professional world are maintained through internships, seminars, speakers and interactions with visiting artists and critics. Collaborative projects with artists, faculty and students from other RISD departments, the RISD museum, community, and the jewelry industry enrich students’ educational experience. Candidates must demonstrate the capacity and interest to work across these areas in partnership with our diverse departmental faculty and the school at large.
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 t...he 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 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.