Assistant Professor in Residence, Film/​animation/​video

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Title Assistant Professor in Residence, Film/Animation/Video Department Film/Animation/Video Division Fine Arts Employment Type Full-Time Critical Review Track (similar to tenure track) No Position Description

The Department of Film, Animation and Video in the Division of Fine Arts invites applicants for a full-time one-year faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence to commence fall 2020.

Rhode Island School of Design recognizes diversity and inclusion 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.

The department seeks a film and video artist with the ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: introductory, intermediate, and/or advanced video practices; film and video installation; introductory animation; writing for film, animation, and video.

Required Qualifications

· Terminal degree: MFA or its equivalent in film and video art or a related field;
· Active creative practice;
· Experience teaching college-level courses;
· Proven or promised ability to teach across multiple levels, from introductory to advanced courses;
· A portfolio of work that reflects a strong personal vision and advanced competencies.

Preferred Qualifications

We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and practice centers on works and bodies of knowledge from historically underrepresented communities.

Department /RISD Description Faculty Responsibilities

The full-time faculty teaching load is six courses a year. In addition to teaching, full-time faculty are expected to maintain a professional practice, serve on college committees, advise students, participate in curriculum development and other departmental activities and projects, and contribute to the vibrancy of the intellectual life of the college.

Union No Pre-employment Requirement

The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following to the appropriate links in the section labeled “Documents Needed to Apply”:

· A letter of intent (1 page)
· Curriculum Vitae
· Online link/s to candidate’s work (embed URLs in PDF)
· A teaching philosophy, including how the candidate addresses diversity and inclusion as fundamental to a learning community (1 page)
· Online link/s to students’ work, if available, including captions and contextual information (15 minute maximum, embed URLs in PDF)

Names and contact information for three references are requested as part of the application process. Requests for reference letters are sent directly to the reference providers when candidates become finalists.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials before April 6, 2020 are assured full consideration.

EEO Statement

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.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00046P Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes

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    Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Portfolio of Professional Work
    4. Portfolio of Student Work
    5. Teaching Philosophy

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