Assistant/Associate Professor of Apparel Design

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) - Department of Apparel Design, Division of Architecture + Design

The Department of Apparel Design (in the Division of Architecture + Design, Rhode Island School of Design) invites applicants for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor, with appointment to begin in fall of 2018. 

The full­time faculty teaching load is six courses per 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. 

Apparel Design at RISD is a rigorous academic program that balances technical, conceptual, and artistic skills. The mission of the Apparel Design Department is to support the development of each student’s distinctive abilities as a designer. The Department recognizes that to address the demands and opportunities of the twenty-first century, the future designer will incorporate the knowledge of traditional forms and practices as they engage new materials, technologies, and larger social questions such as sustainability, ethical making, mobility, and health. 

RISD’s Apparel Department trains designers who want to pursue industry-allied and/or independent careers in fashion, while it also trains those interested in exploring performance arts, critical design, and the intersections of technology and apparel. 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. 

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Review of applications begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials before January 15, 2018, are assured full consideration. 

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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