Assistant/Associate Professor, Film|Animation|Video
Rhode Island School of Design
October 7, 2017
Providence, Rhode Island
Job Summary Overview:
The Department of Film, Animation and Video in the Division of Fine Arts seeks 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 a filmmaker with a bachelor’s degree and appropriate professional experience in film and media production. The candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching college level students with a wide range of interests in cross-disciplinary applications of the film medium. Good interpersonal skills, clarity, generosity, and creativity in both personal work and teaching are essential. Team teaching and working well with others must be evident in the application and/or letters of support. The applicant must also possess a strong record of creating film and video with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in either narrative, documentary, or experimental modes.
The ideal candidate is experienced in small-crew production; well versed in inspiring students to create engaging and original work that meets professional standards and reflects serious practice. They must be able to support a culturally diverse group of students in the development of their individual voice, and be committed to student progress in their chosen field. Candidates should exhibit the capacity to provide constructive feedback on and support students conceptually, technically, and have extensive knowledge in at least three of the following areas: editing, cinematography, directing, scriptwriting, lighting, sound design, and digital and 16mm motion picture production. Faculty must motivate students to grow creatively, intellectually, and artistically as well as help students develop excellent production skills and articulate critical thinking skills.
Job Qualifications Preferred:
An MFA or relevant graduate degree is preferred. The department head position regularly rotates among post-critical review faculty.
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.