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In October 2019, the Office of Faculty Affairs announced the launch of a search for a new AdvanceRIT Director. The new director will lead initiatives and programming that advance the recruitment, retention and promotion of women faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology. Nominees must be a tenured faculty member at RIT. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Carrying out and disseminating outcomes from benchmarking studies on faculty policies and procedures under current review at RIT.
  2. Overseeing the Connect and Partnership Grant processes and providing direct support to the degree that resources allow, for unconscious bias education, preparation for promotion, and mentoring education through the Connectivity Series.
  3. Collaboration with the Office of Faculty Affairs and Human Resources regarding faculty compensation studies and dual career services.
  4. Collaboration with the Office of Faculty Affairs and Human Resources in analyzing and disseminating faculty indicator data.

The AdvanceRIT Director position carries a 0.5 effort with respect to teaching, while scholarship and service activities remain the same. The home department will receive adjunct funds to cover the expected reduction in home department workload for the duration of the appointment. 

This position is also supported by a full-time staff member and operating budget that covers undergraduate assistants to support the efforts outlined in the description, as well as an office space to carry out these efforts. 

To nominate yourself or a tenured faculty member at RIT, please complete and submit this form. Nominations are due by Monday, December 2, 2019.

Search Process:

A search committee has been formed to support the search process. The committee is a representation of faculty (including non-tenure track, tenure track, department chair, associate dean, and dean), as well as a representative from HR. The general search process is as follows. 

  1. Nominations will be accepted until December 2, 2019.
  2. Every nominee will be invited to apply. Applications will be accepted by Tressi Daymon (tldpro@rit.edu) up until Friday, Dec. 6.
  3. The committee will compile a full list of candidates and will schedule interviews for December to early January that will include a one hour meeting with the search committee.
  4. The committee will convene at the conclusion of the interviews to rank the interviewed candidates. In consultation with Carmie Garzione, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, two to three of the top candidates will be selected to give a public lecture on goals for the AdvanceRIT office. 
  5. The public lecture will be scheduled for late January to early February, with a decision by the search committee shortly thereafter.