Overview

The Department of History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences ( HPSS) at the Rhode Island School of Design ( RISD) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies starting in the 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 speaks to the social dynamics inherent in environmental and sustainability issues, and has an interest in the ways that art and design intersect with socio-environmental issues. The ideal candidate has specialty in political ecology, environmental racism and environmental justice, environmental ethics, technology and nature, philosophy of nature, and/or possible expertise in GIS and other forms of mapping. We welcome colleagues whose work engages with historically underrepresented communities. All candidates should demonstrate evidence of quality teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies ( NCSS) concentration and to the newly developed Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies Master’s degree.

Required Qualifications

The suitable candidate will have undergraduate teaching experience and a broad background in environmental social sciences and/or humanities. Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in an appropriate field of the environmental social sciences or humanities (e.g., environmental studies, geography, sociology, philosophy, psychology, or other relevant disciplines) by July 1, 2019.

Department /RISD Description

RISD is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 students, 2000 of whom are undergraduates. HPSS is a multidisciplinary department within the Division of Liberal Arts. Our students are art and design majors who take one third of their courses in the Liberal Arts. RISD offers unique opportunities for collaborative research and teaching with faculty and students in art and design disciplines (e.g., industrial design, apparel, textiles, architecture, film, etc.).

RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre-critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants.

RISD has a critical review process, which is very similar to the tenure process. For more information about RISD and to apply online, please visit www.risd.edu/jobs.