MSSE Instructional/Support Faculty

Rochester Institute of Technology in New York

Date Posted July 22, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Rochester Institute of Technology

MSSE Instructional/Support Faculty

Requisition Number

Position Title
Instructional/Support Faculty

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

NTID Master Science & Secondary Ed

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)

Faculty Discipline
Secondary Education

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Employment Category

Anticipated Start Date

Department/College Description

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: 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 emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 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 one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over 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 among the 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.”

Detailed Job Description
The Master of Science in Secondary Education of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (MSSE) Program prepares teachers to work in public high schools and schools for the deaf. Program graduates receive certification in a subject area (grades 7-12) and in the education of deaf and hard of hearing students (K-12). We are seeking an individual with expertise in English Education and Deaf Education. The responsibilities of this faculty position include:

• Design, develop, implement and assess student teaching.
• Teach courses from the pedagogy sequence and/or other courses within one's expertise.
• Conduct research in areas related to the department such as: pedagogy, language/communication development, foundations of education, history/legal aspects of education, cognition, or instruction of a secondary content area.
• Provide academic and job placement advising.
• Assist the chair in writing grants.
• Assist the chair in marketing the program and in reviewing applications for admission.
• Participate in department, college and university committees and activities.
• Participate in professional organizations and professional development activities regarding teacher education and supervision.

Required Minimum Qualifications

• Earned doctorate degree (or ABD*) in education of the deaf, English or a relevant field, for example, English literacy, reading, linguistics, English Education.
• Professional certification from the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) and New York State professional or permanent certification in teaching deaf and hearing students (or equivalent from other states), grades 7-12.
• Minimum of three years teaching deaf and/or hard-of-hearing students at the middle-school or secondary levels.
• Record of scholarly productivity: for example, recent relevant publications, presentations, editorship, professional service and contributions in relevant area of expertise.
• Demonstrated proficiency in sign language and knowledge of deaf culture.
• Two years experience as a cooperating teacher or university supervisor.
• Additional expertise and interest in one or more of the following areas: language development of deaf people, educational change, curriculum studies, history and philosophy of education, cognition, theories of teaching and learning, and history/legal aspects of the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
• We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

*This tenure-track position requires that the candidate possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field. If the successful candidate is ABD, he or she will begin his or her employment with lecturer status. The position will be converted to tenure track at the start of the contract year after the candidate has completed the degree. At that time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified in the letter of hire will begin.

Required Minimum Education Level EdD

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References

How To Apply
Apply online at

Keyword Search: 1179BR.

Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and the following attachments:
-A brief teaching philosophy
-The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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 Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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