The Department of Architecture in the Division of Architecture and Design, Rhode Island School of Design, invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to commence Fall 2022.
At RISD, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our learning community and integral to an art and design education. We're searching for candidates whose experience in teaching, scholarship, professional practice, and college or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The department seeks qualified individuals for a full-time critical review position (RISD's version of tenure) to offer graduate and undergraduate-level instruction in architectural design. This is a design-plus position and successful candidates will teach design studios in addition to offering foundational and advanced courses based on their area of expertise: building technology, computation, representation, or history/theory/criticism.
In addition, the department seeks a colleague with expertise in design pedagogy and practice in its intersectionality with matters of racial, social and environmental justice; decoloniality in architecture; expanded modalities of architectural practice, including activism, curation, cooperativizing small firms, building nonprofit agencies, public advocacy, and collectivizing education; and a creative practice and teaching record that problematizes the inequalities endemic to the built environment (i.e., borderization, property ownership, the commons, gentrification, urban enclaves, environmental racism, redlining, etc.)
Job Qualifications Required:
A professional degree in architecture (B.Arch or M.Arch) or an allied field. The department values applicants with expertise in specific research methodologies (both design and humanities or social science based), collaborative experience with community engagement or industry partners, and interest in transdisciplinary projects across the art and design disciplines.
A clear, explicit and ambitious research agenda that combines design practice and racial, social and environmental justice.
Demonstrated record of design pedagogy and practice with respect to matters of racial, social and environmental justice
Demonstrated record of successful, innovative, and collaborative teaching at the college level that identifies and problematizes the inequalities endemic to the built environment.
Demonstrated experience decolonizing architectural curricula or a record of scholarship, creative practice, or design research that advances decoloniality in architecture.
A creative practice and/or a teaching record that engages works, cultures, and bodies of knowledge from historically underrepresented communities.
Job Qualifications Preferred:
Advanced, specialized training, such as an M.S. M.A., M.Phil., or Ph.D.) and/or professional licensure, as well as candidates on the path to professional licensure
Fluency in digital design media including tools and software
Experience integrating emerging technologies with studio, seminar and/or lecture teaching
Full-time teaching experience
Experience shaping or re-designing architectural curricula
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.