NTID Arts and Imaging Studies, Instructional/Support Faculty

Rochester Institute of Technology in New York

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 11, 2012
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

 

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FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM

Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

 

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty

IRC57319 

Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies

Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

 

 

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

 

The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and aesthetic aspects of photography. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

 

 Digital photography technology and processes

 Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts

 Biomedical photographic illustration

 Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

 

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs, career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety of content areas relating to photography. Facilitate application and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students interested in obtaining a bachelors degree and/or masters degree in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).

 

The faculty member will be responsible for advocacy for students, developing and maintaining relationships with faculty, staff and administration to enable a liaison to the CIAS and NTID as well as various Institute departments: Access Services, Financial Aid, Admissions, Coop and Career Placement, and external agencies such as Student Services for CIAS and College of Liberal Arts, Vocational Rehabilitation Offices.

 

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to RITs core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

 

 

THE COLLEGE:

 

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

 

NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students. Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, it represents the world's first effort to educate large numbers of deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing students. Together with 15,000 full and part-time hearing students, over 1,300 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology. NTID is committed to creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences. For more information about NTID at RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu.

 

RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds-and from 50 states and more than 95 countries-have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education's in their Great Colleges to Work For list for three consecutive years.

 

Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of 22% African and Latino Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as Best Places to Live in America by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazines ranking of metropolitan areas having the best Quality of Life in the Nation; and is among Essence Magazines Top 10 Cities for Black Families.

 

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, sexual orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RITs non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President Human Resources 5002 Eastman Hall 585-475-4315 andKevin McDonald,Vice President for Diversity and InclusionTitle IX Coordinator 7048 Eastman Hall 585-475-6795.

 

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

Required: Bachelors of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in related photography field*, teaching or industrial experience, sign language fluency, and demonstrated competence in using standard photographic imaging software applications Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.

 

* Applicants who do not have a masters degree will be expected to earn one after hire.

 

Preferred: Masters of Fine Arts or Master of Science degree in related photography field, evidence of being highly motivated and having the potential to inspire students, ability to interact and develop professional relationships with a variety of RIT faculty, staff and administrators, as liaison representing the needs and interests of deaf and hard of hearing students, and ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the colleges continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences strongly preferred.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

 

All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/243487. Search for IRC57319. Applications should include cover letter addressing how you meet the listed qualifications; a vita, portfolio of recent work, and the names, addresses and phone (voice or video) numbers for three references.

 

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:

 

Prof. Nancy Marrer and Prof. Kurt Stoskopf

Search Committee Co-Chairpersons

NTID Arts & Imaging Studies

52 Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

njmnpp@rit.edu, kwsnda@rit.edu

 

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2012, and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

 

 

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, sexual orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RITs non-discrimination policies:                               

Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at http://apptrkr.com/243487