Job Summary Overview:
The Department of Textiles in the Division of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor, Knitting to begin fall 2017.
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 diversity and excellence.
Job Qualifications Required:
The Textile Department seeks candidates with an extensive understanding of knitted structure and its potential for two-dimensional and three-dimensional work. While an MFA is expected, candidates who hold a BFA and have a substantial record of achievement in the field of design and/or art will be considered. A minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience is required. Rank is dependent on professional status and full-time teaching experience. The search committee will look for a candidate who can teach a range of courses within the knit area including hand and digital knit technologies.
Candidates should demonstrate expertise in their field and personal work that shows a high level of proficiency, commitment to the ongoing evolution of the textile field, and an active engagement with contemporary art and culture.
Job Qualifications Preferred:
The ideal candidate will support students interested in pursuing knitting for fashion and accessory applications, as well as architectural applications and fine arts work.
Employment Type: Full-Time