Assistant or Associate Professor, Interior Architecture
Rhode Island School of Design
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Internal Number: 2311
Job Summary Overview:
The Department of Interior Architecture in the Division of Architecture and Design at Rhode Island School of Design invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to commence fall 2024. Rank will be dependent on experience.
RISD recognizes principles of social equity, inclusion, and diversity as fundamental to its academic mission as an art and design school. We understand these principles to require ongoing attention to differential embodied experience and expansion of the forms of knowledge from which our curricula originate. RISD is engaged in the collective work of institutional transformation and would value applicants whose pedagogical and professional experiences have prepared them to foster equitable teaching and learning environments. We seek applicants whose teaching and professional work (creative practice and/or academic scholarship) attends to embodied difference as intersectional and centers on bodies of knowledge from historically underrepresented communities. We particularly encourage applicants who can help advance the institution's social equity, inclusion, and diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and long standing, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other People of Color, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, veterans, people with disabilities, and first-generation college students.
The Department of Interior Architecture (INTAR) seeks applicants whose architectural/design practices include one or both of the following areas of specialization: 1) adaptive reuse of the built environment, especially through history and theory in global contexts that include preservation, interior design, and ornamentation; 2) exhibition design and narrative environments, with an emphasis on curatorial practice and museology. Additionally, we welcome applicants whose professional practice, research focus, and/or teaching practice considers how emergent technologies, broadly conceived, can advance design work in adaptive reuse, interior architecture, and exhibition + narrative environments.
The successful candidate will teach a range of both undergraduate and graduate core and advanced coursework in their area of specialization. They should value and foster the department's emphasis on critical thinking in design and the department's pedagogies of political advocacy, community outreach, engagement, and collaborative partnership. The departmental ethos is one of embracing experimental practices that are informed by emerging and evolving technologies, immersed in principles of social equity, and committed to fostering social and environmental justice.
Job Qualifications Required:
A master's degree in Architecture or Interior Architecture, or an equivalent degree in a related discipline that focuses on structures in the built environment
Demonstrated experience teaching design studios and seminars at the college level, undergraduate and/or graduate, in the areas of specialization sought
Design studio teaching that demonstrates facility with teaching the different phases of design from concept to development, as well as structure and detailing of materials
A clear research agenda as evidenced through creative, scholarly or professional work such as academic publications, organized symposia, curated exhibitions, installations in the public realm or significant built work
A record of creative practice/work that advances diversity, equity and inclusion and leads to a more equitable understanding of design in the built environment
Demonstrated commitment to teaching and/or professional work that supports social justice and sustainable futures
A clearly articulated position on the application of emergent technologies in design
A demonstrated record of supporting a globally and culturally diverse body of students in developing their design and critical thinking skills
Demonstrated interest in cross-disciplinary and collaborative teaching
Interest and experience in craft and making, both analog and digital
Job Qualifications Preferred:
Additional study beyond the Master's degree
Demonstrated experience integrating emergent technologies, such as artificial intelligence, immersive and interactive environments, x-realities, robotics, and those related to sustainability, in the teaching of design studios and other courses
Experience in developing and shaping curricula through innovative teaching
Demonstrated experience in curriculum development
Demonstrated administrative experience
Demonstrated experience with outreach and recruitment activity related to graduate education
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience 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.