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Program Dates

September 27 – September 30, 2017

Application Deadline

May 1, 2017

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Future Faculty Career Exploration Program


The Future Faculty Career Exploration Program (FFCEP) is the cornerstone of our recruitment strategy and critical to the success of RIT’s diversity goals. This program increases the diversity among faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology. We bring brilliant scholars who are nearing the end of their doctoral or MFA studies, as well as post-docs and junior faculty, to experience RIT as a prospective faculty member. 
When you participate in this program, you’ll have the chance to discover RIT’s unique teaching and research philosophy from our world-renowned faculty. The FFCEP program allows you to engage RIT Deans and Department Chairs in your academic work and career interests.  You’ll also learn about current and upcoming position openings. If you are selected to participate in this program you’ll be eligible for an all-expenses-paid trip to visit the RIT campus in Rochester, New York. 

Program Objectives

  • Establish meaningful relationships with prospective faculty members
  • Lay the foundation for future networking opportunities with scholars from other universities
  • Strategically prepare for pending faculty needs to cover future curriculum development and course offerings
  • Proactively seize upon employment opportunities where exceptional prospects are found
  • Serve as a bridge assisting participants transitioning from graduate student to faculty member
  • Prepare future faculty for a career in the academy

Program Benefits

  • Exploratory, candid discussions with faculty in host college 
  • Networking receptions with RIT’s President, Provost, deans, and department chairs
  • Presentations of your research to faculty and students
  • Campus and community tours
  • Panel discussions with RIT’s African American, Latina/o American, and Native American faculty and students


The application deadline is May 1, 2017. To be considered for the program, please fill out and submit an online application using the link below. You will be required to submit the following documents:

  • CV (résumé)
  • Cover letter that includes your statement of diversity
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement

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Submissions that do not include all four documents: CV, cover letter that includes your statement of diversity, teaching statement, and research statement, will NOT be considered. Complete applications received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

Future Faculty Career Exploration Program 10th Anniversary Video


If you have a question on the program or submission process please contact Lorraine Stinebiser at 585-475-5775 or email