Instructional/Support Faculty - Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) - Chemistry

Rochester Institute of Technology in New York

Date Posted February 6, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


Rochester Institute of Technology

Requisition Number
915BR

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

College/Division
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization
NTID Science and Mathematics

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline
Chemical

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category
Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date
13-Aug-2014

Department/College Description
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

NTID, one of the nine 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

Detailed Job Description
The Department of Science and Mathematics at NTID is seeking to fill a 9.5-month tenure-track faculty position. The successful candidate will provide direct instruction in chemistry, biochemistry, and laboratory applications to students in NTID’s Laboratory Science Technology (LST) program and will serve as a faculty tutor for deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in chemistry and biochemistry courses in RIT’s College of Science (COS). The individual will also promote partnerships with industry, assist students in finding cooperative work experiences, mentor and advise students, and fulfill other faculty expectations including those related to scholarship that result in tenure and promotion in rank.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

The hiring of a successful candidate is contingent on the availability of budgetary resources.

Required Minimum Qualifications

• Earned doctorate in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology, chemical education, or a related field. Candidates who are ABD with an expected completion date by August 1, 2014 will be considered.
• Candidates who do not have a doctorate but who have relevant industrial and/or educational experience may also be considered.
• Demonstrated ability to perform research and to publish results in peer-reviewed journals; exhibits the potential to do so with undergraduate students.
• Ability to successfully cultivate professional contacts in the chemical, biological, and/or laboratory sciences for the purpose of establishing student cooperative work experiences. Evidence of ability to inspire students

Required Minimum Education Level PhD

Preferred Qualifications

• Background in organic chemistry and biochemistry.
• Teaching and/or tutoring experience, especially with deaf and hard-of-hearing students
• Sign language fluency

*The tenure-track position requires that the candidate possess sign language fluency at the intermediate level or above. Lacking this qualification, the successful candidate will begin employment with lecturer status. The position will become tenure track once the candidate possesses this qualification. (NTID provides an intensive sign language program for non-signing faculty.) At such time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified in the letter of hire will begin.

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
List of References
Research Statement
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Diversity Contribution
Transcripts
List of Publications

How To Apply
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty . Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a curriculum vitae; a brief teaching philosophy, a research statement specifically addressing how you would incorporate deaf/hard-of-hearing students in your research; a ‘contribution to diversity’ statement ; and the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: David Templeton (dctnts@rit.edu) or Dr. Austin Gehret (augnts@rit.edu)

Additional Details
RIT does not discriminate. 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, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.



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