The Department of Furniture Design in the Division of Architecture and Design invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to commence fall 2019.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) 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 diversity and excellence.
The Department of Furniture Design seeks candidates who demonstrate excellence in the field of furniture and object design. The applicant should have the ability to support links between idea generation, design development, and the making process using hand, industrial and digital fabrication tools, technologies and processes applied to a wide range of materials. The ability to lead research and partnered projects, to curate and develop exhibitions and contribute to the social value of design is highly desirable. Ideal candidates should have strong leadership skills along with the ability and experience to guide students through the completion of their degree project/graduate thesis.
The department contributes to contemporary design education through a pedagogy that unifies thinking and making. With excellent studio facilities for wood, metal, polymers, upholstery, materials research, design and drawing, the ideal candidate should be able to support students through the process of creating highly resolved work from concept to finished object. We especially seek applicants who will support professional and curricular engagement with non-western traditions, offer global perspectives on the discipline of furniture design, and enhance the range and diversity of the department’s approaches and cultural frames of reference.
Rank will be dependent on professional status and teaching experience.