The Department of History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS) at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies starting in the fall of 2019.
Rhode Island School of Design 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, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
We are seeking a scholar whose work speaks to the social dynamics inherent in environmental and sustainability issues, and has an interest in the ways that art and design intersect with socio-environmental issues. The ideal candidate has specialty in political ecology, environmental racism and environmental justice, environmental ethics, technology and nature, philosophy of nature, and/or possible expertise in GIS and other forms of mapping. We welcome colleagues whose work engages with historically underrepresented communities. All candidates should demonstrate evidence of quality teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies (NCSS) concentration and to the newly developed Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies Master’s degree.