Assistant Professor of Architecture - Rhode Island School of Design in Providence Rhode Island

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Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Rhode Island

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Department of Architecture in the Division of Architecture and Design invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence in the fall of 2015. The department seeks highly qualified candidates with the ability to teach design studios at all levels and with knowledge in building systems, material assemblies and fabrication. Applicants will be expected to further their research agenda through a body of work that analyzes, critiques, and leverages the technical, economic and social limits of global building practices.

Rhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students. RISD offers 19-degree programs in the fine arts and design in a historic campus located in Providence, RI. The Department of Architecture grants both undergraduate (B.Arch) and graduate (M.Arch) professional degrees. The department's approach to architectural education is grounded by its situation in an arts college: there is an emphasis on empirical discovery, sensibility, and the pursuit of ideas that emerge through making. The individual filling this position will join a culture that emphasizes making as the primary mode of discourse.

Faculty positions in the department of architecture typically include a four-course load each academic year, teaching design studio and core support courses within undergraduate and graduate professional degree programs in addition to teaching in their area of expertise. Faculty are also expected to maintain a professional practice, serve on college committees, advise students, participate in curriculum development and other departmental activities and projects, and contribute to the vibrancy of the intellectual life of the college. The Rhode Island School of Design supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre-critical review leave, conference funds and professional development grants.  


The department seeks an emerging voice within the discipline of architecture whose work, research, and academic experience focuses on making and constructing across scales and contexts. A record of teaching experience and a research agenda, evidenced through publications, is preferred. A Masters degree (or equivalent) in Architecture is required for interested candidates.  

Other Requirements

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. 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.  

Keyword Phrases

  • Assistant Professor of Architecture
  • Creative, studio-based education
  • Diversity & Inclusivity are fundamental
  • flexible thinking & risk-taking
  • Architecture & Urban Planning
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description