The OFR has played a significant role in increasing access to diverse talent at RIT. I have been in the unique position to have seen these efforts from a variety of perspectives. As a participant in RIT’s inaugural signature FFCEP program, I personally experienced the many small intangibles that are needed to develop the relationships that give institutions an edge in access to a talent pipeline that while relatively small, is in high demand.
Our Diverse Faculty
RIT attracts diverse faculty to enrich our students' experiential learning and better prepare them for careers in a global economy.
Excellence Through Diversity, Journey Through Greatness. Doing it the RIT Way.
We assist the institution in achieving a more diverse and inclusive faculty by building a pipeline of underserved populations through relationship networking. Every search committee’s recruitment efforts are supported by the Office’s strategic sourcing of AALANA and women scholars.
TestimonialsAssociate Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
TestimonialsSenior Faculty Associate to the Provost for ADVANCE – PI, and Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Funded through a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (NSF 209115), AdvanceRIT is a long-term, multi-faceted project designed to increase the representation and enhance career advancement of women faculty at RIT in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines which include social and behavioral science. The Office of Faculty Recruitment is a vital partner of AdvanceRIT.
TestimonialsAssociate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Professor
My favorite part of my job as the COS College Liaison to OFR is attending the Compact Conference for Diversity each fall. Minority Ph.D. students and recent Ph.D. recipients from all over the country who are interested in academic careers attend this conference. Several of the College Liaisons join Renee Baker as recruiters for RIT at the conference each year...
My first involvement with RIT started in 2009 with the Future Faculty Career Exploration Program. I didn’t know anything about RIT at the time so I was open minded with the opportunity. The experience during FFCEP was very enlightening and showed me the potential of being a faculty member at a top university.
TestimonialsAssociate Professor, Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, College of Science
I have truly enjoyed my time here at RIT. It is a very comfortable and welcoming environment. RIT has taken a holistic approach to address a variety of issues related to diversity, pluralism and inclusiveness. It is evident that this approach is valued by all of the stakeholders, from the board of trustees and the president right down to the students. Diversity is ingrained in the RIT culture and it plays an integral role in who we are.
Future Faculty Career Exploration Program
The Future Faculty Career Exploration Program 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.Read More