Tenure Track Position in Interior Design


Date Posted



Education November 15, 2018 Ryerson University Toronto, ON, Canada

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Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson University is a distinctly urban, culturally diverse teaching and research institution offering more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs, distinguished by a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, to over 45,000 students. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus.

The Opportunity:

The School of Interior Design (RSID) (https://rsid.ryerson.ca/) in the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level with emphasis on teaching innovative design studios with an additional area of expertise.  The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.

RSID offers a rigorous program with a progressive pedagogical agenda that strikes a balance between the theoretical and practical. As the leading Interior Design program in Canada, the School is located in the vibrant center of Toronto and builds upon the active design community and progressive academic research initiatives within the University.

RSID is housed in a renovated warehouse with a Digital Fabrication Lab, Workshop facilities, Design Resource Centre and open studios. Emphasis is placed on innovative fabrication through analog and digital processes, where hands-on learning is in tandem with novel practices. 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 duties. The candidate will be expected to pursue an innovative research program that bridges interiors with allied creative fields and will be expected to pursue funded research activities. Emphasis is placed on making, structured process, critical thinking, and research to complement the program’s commitment to innovation and design.

The candidate will contribute to our accredited undergraduate program. RSID will offer graduate programs in the future, and the successful candidate will take an active role in graduate and undergraduate curriculum development. The successful candidate will actively participate in collegial service and will expand research and collaborations within the School and FCAD. The candidate will engage in maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities.


A Masters degree, at a minimum, is required with an undergraduate or graduate degree in the areas of Interior Design, Interior Architecture or Architecture.

Candidates must have a strong teaching record at the university level must demonstrate capacity to pursue funded research activities. Creative practice and scholarly works are to be demonstrated through publications, awards, exhibitions, grants, and/or other peer-reviewed activities.

Equity at Ryerson:

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as part of our DNA – our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

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. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Closing date: February 1st, 2019