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Current Openings

Individuals interested in faculty position are encouraged to view open positions at careers.rit.edu. You must complete an application in order to be considered for employment at RIT.


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General Employment Requirements by College

Each of our colleges has slightly different expectations for faculty candidates:


College Requirements
College of Science To be a viable candidate for a tenure-track position in the College of Science, a Post Doctoral is generally needed.
College of Applied Science and Technology To be a viable candidate for an opening in the College of Applied Science and Technology, three to five years of industry experience is generally needed in the area of engineering technology.
College of Business To be a viable candidate for an opening in the College of Business, a PhD from an AACSB accredited institution is needed.
College of Imaging Arts and Sciences To be a viable candidate for an opening in the College of Imaging Arts & Science, an MFA is needed for tenure track positions in support of BFA, MFA and MST degrees. Candidates for tenure track faculty tenure positions in the BS and MS degree programs must have a PhD in the specified field or in a related discipline. For faculty positions requiring an MFA degree CIAS generally requests at least 20 portfolio items, at least 20 examples of studio work by students, and sample syllabi to be presented.
NTID College: National Technical Institute for the Deaf To be a viable candidate for a tenure-track position in NTID, it is required that the candidate possess either a doctoral degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience, as well as sign language fluency at the intermediate level or above. NTID provides an intensive sign language program for new faculty. Lacking one or the other of these qualifications, the successful candidate will begin his or her employment with lecturer status. The position will become tenure track once the candidate possesses both qualifications. At such time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified in the letter of hire will begin.

Faculty Professional Development/Support

Teaching and Learning Center - Its mission is to promote and support student learning through faculty development and teaching excellence.

Faculty Associates

The purpose of the Faculty Associates Program is to enable faculty members to focus their attention and talents on areas of priority for the Institute and Academic Affairs while providing leadership and support to their colleagues. This position will assist in the creation and implementation of a mentoring program for faculty; provide guidance on navigating the promotion and/or tenure process, and other duties in support of the success of faculty members. The program will first be piloted with a focus on RIT's female and AALANA faculty.


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