Assistant/Associate Professor, Public Policy

Rochester Institute of Technology

Date Posted July 29, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Rochester Institute of Technology

Assistant/Associate Professor, Public Policy

Requisition Number: 1235BR

Contact Name: Sandra Rothenberg,Chair, or 585-475-6032.

Organization: CLA-Science, Technology and Policy
College/Division: College of Liberal Arts
Posting Rank: Assistant Professor,Associate Professor
Posting Tenure Status: Tenure-Track
Position Title: Instructional Faculty

Detailed Job Description:
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy beginning in the 2015-16 academic year. The program is seeking a teacher-scholar who can contribute to high-quality undergraduate and graduate education and pursue an active program of research and scholarship.
The Public Policy Department offers a B.S. in Public Policy, an M.S. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy, as well as supports RIT’s general education program.  The program is expanding its curricular relationship with other colleges of the university, including engineering, computing and information sciences, and health sciences and technology. More information about our program can be found at
The area of specialization is open but the successful candidate should demonstrate a clear interest in science and technology policy issues. The successful candidate will demonstrate effective teaching potential in the public policy curriculum; a strong research potential; and, potential for service to the university and community. Candidates with backgrounds that integrate science and engineering fields with the social sciences and humanities are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree, in an appropriate field, is required prior to the position start date.
To be considered for an appointment at the Associate rank, applicants must have: a record of high-quality research; substantial teaching experience in relevant courses; record of service to the university and community; and track record of external funding.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and Ssholarship; 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 Liberal Arts is one of nine colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology. The College has over 150 faculty in 12 departments in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts. The College currently offers twelve undergraduate degree programs and five Master degrees, serving over 800 students. Undergraduate degrees include Advertising and Public Relations; Criminal Justice; Economics; International Studies; Journalism; Museum Studies, Professional and Technical Communication; Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy; and Urban and Community Studies. The graduate degrees are in Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology (Experimental Psychology); Communication and Media Technologies; School Psychology; Criminal Justice; and Science, Technology, and Public Policy.

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.”
Job Requirements:
All candidates must have:
Ph.D. or terminal degree in an appropriate field at time of appointment,
• A clear interest in policy issues that support the degree programs, and,
• An ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
For rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must have:
• Effective teaching potential in the public policy curriculum,
• Strong research potential, and,
• Potential for service to the university and community.
For rank of Associate Professor, candidates must have:
• Record of high-quality research,
• Substantial teaching experience in relevant courses,
• Record of service, 
• A track record of external funding

Minimum Education Qualfications:

How to Apply:
Apply online at Keyword Search: 1235BR. 

Please submit: your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and the following attachments:
• A description of your teaching philosophy
• Your research agenda
• One sample publication
• The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
• Contribution to Diversity Statement
You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Sandra Rothenberg, Chair 
Application review will begin October 1st  and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion.  For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX at or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov

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