The Department of History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS) at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) invites applications for a two-year full-time Assistant Professor in Residence in Race and Ethnicity Studies starting in 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 centers on issues of race and ethnicity and takes an intersectional approach to issues of social justice, political/economic inequality, and systems of oppression in the United States. The ideal candidate would be able to offer a range of courses that would appeal to an internationally diverse student population of artists and designers and connect with our cross-disciplinary departmental concentration tracks (e.g., Media, Technology, and Cultural studies; Politics and Policy; Gender, Sexuality, and Race). For example, coverage of racial identity in relations to new media and online cultures, social justice and environmental activist movements, critical race theory, philosophy of race, and/or intersections with class, gender, sexuality, and ability are exciting possible directions. We seek candidates who demonstrate quality undergraduate teaching, can teach broadly in their field, and represent various aspects of their discipline within the department.