Assistant Professor in Residence, Literary Arts & Studies

Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details


Assistant Professor in Residence, Literary Arts & Studies


Liberal Arts


Liberal Arts

Employment Type


Critical Review Track (similar to tenure track)


Position Description

The Department of Literary Arts & Studies at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, invites applications for a 1-year term, full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence to commence fall 2021.

Rhode Island School of Design ( 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.

The department seeks a colleague specializing in Asian American and/or Latin American literatures, and is particularly interested in candidates who are committed to interdisciplinary endeavors in an art and design environment.

Required Qualifications

● Earned Ph.D. in Asian American and/or Latin American literatures. MFA’s and ABDs with experience teaching self-designed courses will also be considered.
● Evidence of a high level of scholarly practice.
● Experience teaching college-level courses.
● Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
● Confident communication skills, with proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications

Department /RISD Description

Rhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students.

Rhode Island School of Design has a diverse selection of Liberal Arts courses, which form a third of the credits required for graduation by students in seventeen different undergraduate, art and design majors. The Department of Literary Arts & Studies offers over sixty electives per year in literary/cultural studies, creative writing, and theory. Approximately twenty students graduate each year having completed the LAS Concentration, which requires eight or more courses in the department. Teaching load is six courses per year, including one section of a required, writing-intensive First-Year Literature Seminar and the prospect of teaching in either of two interdisciplinary, Liberal Arts-based masters programs: Global Arts and Cultures and Nature, Culture and Sustainability Studies.

Faculty Responsibilities

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.

Pending administrative approval, term appointments may be renewed for a second year.



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 teaching philosophy (including how the candidate addresses diversity and inclusion as fundamental to a learning community)
• Letter of intent
• Curriculum vitae
• Portfolio of recent professional work (including scholarly writing samples or a combination of text and images not to exceed 20 pages, preferably in one PDF )
• Evidence of teaching excellence, including syllabi with culturally diverse content that models constructive and inclusive discussions to foster student intellectual and creative growth

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 at the semi-finalist stage.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials before May 14, 2021 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.

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Portfolio of Professional Work
  4. Sample Syllabi
  5. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents

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