Rhode Island School of Design is a private, nonprofit college founded in Providence, RI in 1877. It
is one of the first art and design schools in the US. About 2,500 students from around the world
engage in liberal arts studies and rigorous, studio-based learning at RISD (pronounced “RIZ-dee”),
where they earn bachelor’s or master’s degrees in 22 majors. Each year more than 5,800 children and
adults also participate in RISD Continuing Education courses.
The mission of RISD, through its college and museum, is to educate its students and the public in
the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, to discover and transmit knowledge and to
make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship and innovation.
RISD is further committed to amplifying the power of social equity and inclusion in art and design
with the aim of creating a more just society and a better world. We seek two colleagues who will be
energized by our mission and commitments and by the idea of joining RISD at a transformational
moment and developing and defining these newly created positions.