Job Posting - Rochester Institute of Technology

Position Title

Instructional Faculty - CLA-Prof and Tech Communication - Tenure Track

Institution

Rochester Institute of Technology

Position Start Date

15-Aug-2018

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Job Description

Instructional Faculty - CLA-Prof and Tech Communication - Tenure Track

3571BR

College of Liberal Arts

CLA-Prof & Tech Communication

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline:

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

Employment Category: Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date: 15-Aug-2018

Department/College Description

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
RIT’s School of Communication is particularly interested in persons with interests connecting communication and issues of race, diversity and inclusion in the public sphere. We offer BS degrees in Advertising & Public Relations, Communication, and Journalism; an MS in Communication & Media Technologies; and an online Advanced Graduate Certificate in Communication & Digital Media. There are 24 full-time faculty.

The School is dedicated to exceptional teaching and individual attention to students, with an undergraduate and graduate curriculum emphasizing applied theory and practical knowledge along with an interdisciplinary focus that has students take courses in one of RIT’s professional or technical programs. Faculty in the School pursue and publish research related to spoken, written, visual and other mediated forms of communication and come from a wide range of cultural and intellectual backgrounds.

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 http://www.upstatenyherc.org/home/index.cfm?site_id=671.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 51st largest metro area in the United States and the third largest city New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly 1.1 million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 18% African and Latin Americans and another 3% of international origin. It is also home to one of the largest deaf communities per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 4th for “Most Affordable City" by Forbes Magazine ,and MSN selected Rochester as the “#1 Most Livable Bargain Market” (for real-estate). Kiplinger named Rochester one of the top five “Best City for Families.”

Detailed Job Description

Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Communication invites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2018.

Successful candidates will have research and teaching strengths in some of the following areas: intercultural, interpersonal, and the intersection of communication and the digital space. The ability to teach other courses in all four of our degree programs is desirable. We are interested in someone who utilizes mixed and/or multiple methodologies to examine communication.

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 http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p040, http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p030, and http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p050

Additional Details

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. 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 accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.

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Academic Qualifications

Required Minimum Education Level

PhD

Experience Requirements

Required Minimum Qualifications

• A Ph.D. in communication, rhetoric or a related field is required.
• An ability to teach intercultural and interpersonal communication
• An ability to teach generalist courses
• A record or promise of published scholarly research that explores communication incorporating mixed methodologies
• An ability to connect communication and issues of race, diversity and inclusion in the public sphere
• An ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences

Application Deadline

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 22, 2018. The position will be kept open until a suitable candidate is found.

Application Process

Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty ; search openings, then Search 3571BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

• A brief teaching philosophy
• The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
• https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/facultyrecruitment/forms/Diversity_Statement_Guide_for_candidates_4-12.docx

Mailing Address

8 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

Contact Person

Human Resources

Contact Email

Careers@rit.edu