Assistant/Associate Professor Of Apparel Design - 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 Apparel Design in the Division of Architecture + Design, Rhode Island School of Design seeks a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor, with appointment to begin in fall of 2015.

The mission of the Apparel Design Department is to support the development of each student's distinctive abilities as a designer. The department prepares students to meet the highest standards of professional practice through immersion in a broad range of conceptual and technical skills, contexts and industry internships, while assigning high value to the uniqueness of each student.

Housed in a brand new state of the art facility, students acquire technical skills by progressing from basic to advanced pattern drafting, draping, construction and machine knitwear. Students are immersed in design thinking through courses that focus on research and design development processes, and fashion drawing courses that develop hand rendering techniques and digital design agility. Courses in textiles and fashion history provide a broad context for students to situate their work.  


The department seeks candidates with at least five years of experience working as an apparel designer. Candidates must have a proven record as an effective studio teacher and critic/mentor. 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.

Candidates should have a Master's Degree in Apparel Design or related field, or equivalent industry experience may be considered, and at least three years of teaching experience after graduation. The department is particularly interested in applicants who possess the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and those with leadership qualities. Rank will be dependent on professional status and teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a high level of technical proficiency, experience with digital technologies for apparel design, textile or knitwear design experience, and skills in formal color theory and advanced illustration.  

Other Requirements

The full-­time faculty teaching load is six courses a year. In addition to teaching, full-­time faculty are 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.

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.  

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description