Faculty Excellence

The impact of RISD’s world-class faculty reaches from the classroom to every aspect of business, industry and culture.

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Without our extraordinary faculty of artists, designers and scholars, there would be no RISD. They are the backbone of the singular educational experience that is so transformative for our students.

By sharing their insights at RISD and beyond, RISD faculty members impact our lives in profound ways, influencing how we create art, deliver healthcare, design our public spaces and use technology. Esteemed by RISD students and alumni as well as creative leaders from around the world, our faculty produce remarkable works of art, architecture, design and research.

As dedicated as they are to pursuing their creative practices, RISD faculty are equally devoted to their teaching. They skillfully shoulder the responsibility of educating the next generation of artists and designers who are making—and remaking—our culture and our world.

Sustaining the creative learning environment our faculty makes possible requires our renewed investment. We invite you to help us make sure that highly talented and diverse faculty come to teach at RISD, that they stay at RISD and that they have the resources they need.

Learn more about available opportunities below.