The Department of Apparel Design (in the Division of Architecture + Design, Rhode Island School of Design) invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor, with appointment to begin in fall of 2018.
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, professional practice, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence.
Job Qualifications Required:
The department seeks candidates engaged in a contemporary practice that is relevant to the field of fashion and with a proven record as an effective studio teacher and critic/mentor. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who are able to articulate a vision for collaborative and inspired leadership within an academic department. Candidates should possess the ability and desire to work collaboratively as part of a creative team of faculty. Successful candidates will join faculty colleagues with diverse skills and experiences in stewarding the development and growth of the Department.
Candidates are expected to have at least three years of experience working in the fashion industry as well as a solid, broad, multi-disciplinary professional network. While a bachelor’s degree is required in Apparel or Fashion Design (or a related field), an advanced degree is preferred. Equivalent professional experience may also be considered.
Candidates must possess the ability to teach a range of courses from basic through advanced pattern drafting, draping, and construction of garments, as well as portfolio and design classes.
Job Qualifications Preferred:
Preference will be given to candidates with a vision for apparel design education, a high level of technical proficiency, and excellent interpersonal skills. Experience with digital technologies for apparel design, textile or knitwear design experience, and skills in formal color theory and advanced illustration are also desired. At least three years of teaching experience is preferred.
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 t...he 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 fundamental 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.