Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer of Foundations

Rochester Institute of Technology in New York

Date Posted February 11, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences

Position Title: Instructional Faculty
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer
Faculty Type: Tenured/Tenure Track/Non-Tenure Track
Department: College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
Anticipated Start Date: August 14, 2014

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS) is seeking a collaborative and experienced Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer to coordinate the Foundations and other first year programming for the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Responsibilities involve working with the college leadership on foundation and first year curriculum, which includes holding regular meetings for the college in relation to these topics. In addition this a teaching position therefore, the selected candidate would teach core and foundation curriculum courses and would be a faculty member in either the school of design, art, American crafts or photography.

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 College of Imaging Arts and Sciences is one of RIT’s nine colleges and offers programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Media Sciences. CIAS has 62 staff, 137 full-time faculty and utilizes the expertise of adjuncts. The College supports 2,000 undergraduate and approximately 300 graduate students and offers AOS, BS, BFA, MS, MST and MFA degrees.

Faculty, staff and students have access to computer animation, graphics, digital editing and sound labs; woodworking and furniture design, clay, glass and metals and jewelry design studios; 17 electronic pre-press, printing, and publishing labs; dozens of “smart” classrooms, computer centers, and microcomputer labs; over 100 photographic darkrooms; a 3D design shop; and many more art, design, and photography studios and specialized workspaces. In addition, the Bevier Gallery, SPAS Gallery and Gallery r are open to the public and feature student, alumni, and faculty work, as well as specially curated exhibitions. State-of-the-art technological infrastructure has been and will continue to be a key resource for recruiting the strongest faculty and students.

The national and international reputation of the College has been built on the accomplishments of its faculty and its current and past students who have made significant professional contributions both to their fields and who regularly receive awards for their work. Since 1979, 7 School of Photographic Arts School graduates have earned 10 Pulitzer Prizes combined. Students and alumni from the school of Film and Animation have earned Academy Award nominations. CIAS faculty and alumni are represented in museum collections throughout the world. Faculty are regularly invited to be visiting speakers throughout the nation and abroad and several faculty have initiated international exchange programs for students and faculty. For more information go to

RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 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 honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

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 approximately 16% African and Latin 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 Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “Quality of Life in the Nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”


• A terminal degree in Art, Craft, Design, Digital Media or a related field required for consideration for an Associate Professor position. Applicants with a non terminal masters or baccalaureate degree may be considered for a non tenure track Sr. Lecturer position.
• Minimum 7 years of undergraduate teaching experience beyond Graduate Assistant
• Extensive experience in Foundations (drawing, 2D, 3D and 4D) and first year curriculum
• Prior academic administrative or leadership experience
• Professional record of exhibition or related professional activity within the candidate’s field of scholarship.
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Apply online at Keyword Search: 906BR.

Please submit your application, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a CV; and upload the following attachments:

• Teaching Statement
• Your contribution to diversity statement
• Names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
• Examples of course syllabi and assignments (attachment maximum size 5MB)
• Course evaluations from the past two years (attachment maximum size 5MB)
• PDF of twenty examples of professional work (attachment maximum size 5MB)
• PDF of twenty examples of student work(attachment maximum size 5MB) .
For questions regarding this position, you may contact the search committee chair at: Peter Byrne, Administrative Chair, School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, 73 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623, phone 585-475-7150 or by email at .

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Candidates are encouraged to apply by that date.

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 orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities

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