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Program Dates

2020 dates to announced.

Application Deadline 

The application process for 2020 will open in the spring.    

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 process for 2020 will open in the spring.  


Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Able to contribute in meaningful ways to the university's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences. We are primarily interested in applicants of African American, Latin American, American Indian, or Alaskan Native descent, and others who are underrepresented and under-served in teaching professions at RIT.
  • Within a year or two of receiving, or already received, a Ph.D. or MFA degree, Post-Doctoral assignment or a junior level faculty.
  • Desire a rewarding academic teaching and research career at an exceptional institution.
  • Receiving degrees in disciplines offered at RIT.
  • Demonstrate a potential to fill current or anticipated vacancies.
  • Able to travel to Rochester, New York, for the duration of the entire program.



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