Assistant Professor in Spatial Dynamics (Full-time)

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 7, 2013, midnight
  • Location:
    Rhode Island School of Design, Apply Online, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903, US

[text=left]Assistant Professor in Spatial Dynamics (Full-time)

Division of Foundation Studies

Rhode Island School of Design

The Division of Foundation Studies, Rhode Island School of Design seeks an Assistant Professor in Spatial Dynamics (full-time), with appointment to begin fall 2013.

Spatial Dynamics is one of three programs (Spatial Dynamics, Drawing and Design) comprising the studio curriculum for all first year undergraduate students at RISD. Each studio class meets for one full day a week, in sections of approximately 20 students, with section groups preserved across programs. Faculty in Foundation Studies teach four courses a year, advise students, participate in curriculum development, serve on college committees, and maintain active professional practices.

In the Spatial Dynamics studio, students investigate the structure of form and the shaping of space by exploring and expressing relationships between space, time, and objects. Through designed sets of assignments, with faculty and peer critique, students are encouraged to think deductively and intuitively, and to investigate the potential of a diverse range of materials.

The Division is open to a radically diverse range of approaches to Spatial Dynamics—Western and/or non-Western, studio-based and/or post-studio, traditional and/or new media, classical and/or experimental, fine art and/or design. It is essential that candidates have a distinctive vision and pedagogical approach, and are prepared to teach Spatial Dynamics as a vital experience for a range of disciplines. Designers and artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should have a terminal Master’s degree, or equivalent, a minimum of two years teaching experience at the college level (preferred), and evidence of significant and ongoing professional achievement. Applications, submitted online at, should include a letter of intent, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and up to 20 images each of recent professional and student work.

Review of applications begins immediately, and all completed applications received by January 7, 2013 are assured consideration.

Rhode Island School of Design is one of the preeminent colleges of art and design in the world with a strong belief in the value of immersive art and design education with a strong liberal arts component. RISD’s Division of Foundation Studies is a common first-year studio program with 440 students and 25 full-time and 18 part-time faculty. After the completion of the Foundation Studies year students go on to major in one of 17 art or design majors. RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre-critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants. For further information see:

RISD’s approximately 1972 undergraduate and 424 graduate students, are enrolled in diverse programs organized in five academic divisions: Architecture + Design, Fine Arts, Foundation Studies, Graduate Studies, and Liberal Arts. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to making through critical thinking.

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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