Rhode Island School of Design

Assistant or Associate Professor, Spatial Dynamics


The Division of Experimental and Foundation Studies at Rhode Island School of Design invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment in Spatial Dynamics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to commence fall 2024. Rank will be dependent on experience.

RISD recognizes principles of social equity, inclusion, and diversity as fundamental to its academic mission as an art and design school. We understand these principles to require ongoing attention to differential embodied experience and expansion of the forms of knowledge from which our curricula originate. RISD is engaged in the collective work of institutional transformation and would value applicants whose pedagogical and professional experiences have prepared them to foster equitable teaching and learning environments. We seek applicants whose teaching and professional work (creative practice and/or academic scholarship) attends to embodied difference as intersectional and centers on bodies of knowledge from historically underrepresented communities. We particularly encourage applicants who can help advance the institution’s social equity, inclusion, and diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and long standing, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other People of Color, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, veterans, people with disabilities, and first-generation college students.

The Division of Experimental and Foundation Studies invites applications for faculty positions in Spatial Dynamics from designers, architects, and artists who are enthusiastic about teaching first-year students who will go on to major in one of sixteen design, architecture, and fine arts programs at RISD.

We seek candidates whose knowledge, creative practice, and/or teaching may center on issues of sustainability, accessibility, physics, mathematics, biomaterials, computation and technology including artificial intelligence, within an art and design cultural context. Ideal candidates should have a distinctive vision and pedagogical approach and be prepared to teach Spatial Dynamics as a vital experience for a range of disciplines and a diverse student body.

Please see full position description and apply directly at https://careers.risd.edu/postings/2314.