Detailed Job Description
The Department of History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS) at the Rhode Island School of Design seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor of Political Economy for the academic year of 2015-16.
HPSS http://www.risd.edu/Academics/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. This is a full-time position that will involve teaching 6 courses a year.
The suitable candidate will have undergraduate teaching experience and a broad background in Political Economy (PhD or ABD by start date in Politics, Geography, International Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, Global Studies or other relevant interdisciplinary degree). We are particularly interested in appointing a colleague with expertise in one or more of the following areas: (i) globalization, global supply chains, the social science of global consumption; (ii) the political economy of development and development studies with possible foci of attention on the impact of industrialization and urbanization in South Asia, East Asia or Latin America; (iii) the social science of advanced manufacturing (digital fabrication, the "third industrial revolution", peer to peer production), contemporary industrial restructuring, the emerging global economy of design and social innovation studies; (iv) the political economy of work, labor and/or gender as pertains to the above areas.
Candidates will teach two seminar classes across the year (15 students), two introductory classes (21 students) and two lecture classes (30 students). Opportunities will exist for doubling up courses.
While this is a one-year term appointment, the department will embark on a full search for a permanent position in Political Economy starting in early 2016.
RISD 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. 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.