Assistant Professor, History of Photography and Visual Culture - Rhode Island School of Design in Providence Rhode Island

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Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Rhode Island

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Department of History of Art and Visual Culture invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor in History of Photography and Visual Culture, starting in September 2015. Interest in new media is a plus. Responsibilities include teaching six courses a year; participation in team-taught Introduction to History of Art and Visual Culture; teaching of specialized courses and advanced seminars in candidate's area of expertise including a two-semester History of Photography sequence; student advising and supervision of undergraduate and graduate projects; service on RISD committees. There are opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with studio classes in the Department of Photography as well as with the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Museum of Art at RISD.

With expertise in a broad spectrum of the art history discipline, faculty members in History of Art and Visual Culture are uniquely positioned to equip the next generation of artists and designers with the historical, analytical, and theoretical tools needed for navigating the complexities of our world. Our department emphasizes the social history of art and visual culture, but embraces diverse critical perspectives. Behind-the-scenes access to the RISD Museum's extraordinary collection provides students and faculty with unparalleled opportunities for in-depth research.  


Position requires a Ph.D., relevant teaching experience beyond the TA level, evidence of scholarly publications, and accomplishments in and familiarity with the history, discourses, and theories of photography beyond the Western canon. Deep interest in teaching students of art and design is imperative for the position.  

Other Requirements

In addition to teaching, full-­time faculty are expected to maintain a professional practice, participate in curriculum development and other departmental activities and projects, and contribute to the vibrancy of the intellectual life of the College.

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.  

Keyword Phrases

  • Creative, studio-based education
  • Diversity & Inclusivity are fundamental
  • flexible thinking & risk-taking
  • Art History
  • Photography
  • Other Fine & Applied Arts
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description