Ryerson University

Assistant Professor Tenure Track Position in Interior Design History


The School of Interior Design (RSID) in the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor with emphasis on teaching interior design history. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

RSID offers a rigorous program with a progressive pedagogical agenda that strikes a balance between the theoretical and practical. Located in the heart of one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse urban centres, Ryerson’s programs and scholarly, research and creative activities extend beyond the walls of the University. As the leading Interior Design program in Canada, the School builds upon the active design community and progressive academic research initiatives within the University. Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), RSID has graduated many of the prominent designers practicing today.

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service activities.  The candidate will teach a range of history-based courses at all levels of the undergraduate program, primarily interior design history. Emphasis on decorative arts, architecture and fine arts are desirable as complementary fields of knowledge to support interior design.

Candidates must have a Master’s with a background in at least one of the following areas: decorative arts, interior design, architecture and fine arts or a related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD. Candidates with at least one completed degree in interior design or architecture will be given preference.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. For additional information on the position and how to apply, candidates should visit the ​Faculty Recruitment Portal​ (click on “Start Application Process” to begin).  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Department Hiring Committee Chair, Lois Weinthal at ​weinthal@ryerson.ca​.