Careers

RIT’s College of Art and Design is one of the most dynamic colleges of art and design in the nation. With technology, the arts, and design at our core, we are a professional art school within a comprehensive technical university.

The College of Art and Design has five schools (artcraftsdesignfilm and animation, and photography), 140 faculty, and 75 staff members. We are a close-knit, collaborative community of artists, innovators and scientists. 

We are committed to recruiting and hiring the most qualified individuals. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion in the workplace. Recognized as a prestigious “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, RIT takes enormous pride in its continuing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts that advance a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. 

The RIT campus is just minutes away from downtown Rochester, N.Y. You can explore and enjoy the city’s entertainment, and cultural offerings. The city is large enough to provide the dining and nightlife opportunities you might expect in a bigger city, yet small and friendly enough to be inviting and accessible. RIT is also not far from the beautiful Finger Lakes region known for its lakes, wineries, and restaurants. 

RIT and Rochester certainly have a lot to offer. We hope you consider applying!

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Staff Openings

Events and Promotions Manager

Dean's Office

Under the supervision of the Marketing Communications Director, this position supports College of Art and Design (CAD) and RIT by planning and executing all CAD Admissions-related and signature university events. The Events and Promotions Manager works with the director to create and develop strategies for recruitment and marketing activities. This role involves managing internal and external vendors, coordination across university offices, and relationships with key CAD constituents, including students, alumni, faculty and staff.

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Sr. Financial Analyst

Finance and Administration

This position is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of financial information for the partnering college. It provides direct financial and accounting support to ensure compliance with university policies and procedures while providing excellent service to the college dean, other members of the leadership team, departmental administrators, faculty and staff. The role identifies and executes on opportunities to add value by optimizing processes and procedures and expanding financial awareness in the partner area. 

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Grant Proposal Development Services Consultant

College of Art and Design and College of Liberal Arts

The purpose of this position is to provide grant assistance to individual faculty or interdisciplinary teams that have been identified by the deans of the Colleges of Art and Design and Liberal Arts. The Consultant will identify possible funding sources and assist with the intellectual work of conceptualizing projects, identifying scopes of work, proposing partnership potentials within and outside of RIT, and engage in active proposal writing using their knowledge of the program and sponsor.

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Senior Staff Assistant

School of Film and Animation

This full-time position will be one of two senior staff assistants to provide daily administrative support to the school director, three undergraduate program directors, one graduate director, 21 additional full-time faculty, and 5-10 adjunct faculty. This position is responsible for direct supervision of up to eight student employees, support to 375+ student majors, as well as budget oversight and the day-to-day operations of the main school office. The ideal candidate will be required to work occasional evening and weekend activities. The senior staff assistant is a direct report to the School of Film and Animation director.

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Faculty Openings

School of Art

Tenure Track Faculty

Art History

RIT's School of Art welcomes applications for a tenure-track position in modern or contemporary art history within a global context, with expertise in one or more of the following geographic or cultural areas: African American art; African diasporic art; African art; Native North American art; Asian art; or Asian diasporic art. Engagement with innovative pedagogy is encouraged, and we are especially interested in candidates whose work could foster interdisciplinarity or collaboration with RIT colleagues and/or with communities or organizations across the larger Rochester area. Examples of research directions within the candidate’s field of expertise might include critical perspectives on art history’s engagement with concepts of race and identity; investigations of art institutions, curation, and display; cross-cultural exchange; intersections of art, activism, and social justice; public art and concepts of the community; examinations of power and hegemony; or interrogations of the categorization and periodization of art.

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School of Design

Lecturer

Interior Design

RIT's School of Design invites innovative and experienced interior design educators to apply for a non-tenure track Lecturer position in the interior design BFA program. RIT Interior Design, a boutique-sized program, is a student-centered academic environment where burgeoning designers cultivate their unique points of view under professional faculty tutelage. Our Lecturer will be someone who loves teaching and imparting information about the profession through innovative lectures, assignments, and studio projects. The ideal candidate will have a robust professional and student portfolio illustrating diverse skills and a range of expertise. Areas of consideration include but are not limited to history and theory; design process and methods; space planning for a variety of commercial design typologies (healthcare, multipurpose, event and exhibition, office, retail, hospitality); accessibility and human factors; sustainable design thinking; building systems and materiality; color and light; FF&E specifications, code compliance, and construction documentation.

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School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor

Advertising Photography

RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Advertising Photography option of the Photographic and Imaging Arts BFA degree. Our program has produced some of the most successful and creative assignment photographers over the last 60-plus years. We seek an enthusiastic, practicing assignment photographer dedicated to the education of image makers to join our highly regarded faculty. We are searching for a creative candidate with a variety of skill sets and experiences, who has an understanding of contemporary photographic practices and technologies including video, assignment photography (both studio and location), digital workflow, and production. The ideal candidate will have a passion for teaching and be able to bring new ideas and approaches to contribute to our ever-evolving curriculum. 

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Assistant Professor

Fine Art Photography

RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites applicants to apply for an Assistant Professor position in Fine Art Photography (both BFA and MFA). The successful candidate will teach five courses over the course of the academic year, including technical and conceptual undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in digital and analogue photography, critique courses, and other courses. The ideal candidate will contribute to the interdisciplinary vibrancy of the Fine Art Photography option in the BFA in Photographic and Imaging Arts and MFA in Photography and Related Media programs, their students and curriculum, and within the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences and the College of Art and Design in which this position is housed.

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Gannett Chair

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites applicants to apply for a tenured, associate professor or professor position in its bachelor of science program and master of science program as the Gannett Professor, an endowed position in the School. In special circumstances, a visiting appointment of 2-3 years will also be considered. We are looking for candidates with significant professional experience and expertise in media and imaging technologies. The appointment begins in fall 2022. Successful candidates will be committed to teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Photographic Sciences (BS) and Media Arts and Technology (MS) programs. Course assignments could include but are not limited to courses in contemporary media communications and imaging technologies. The successful candidate would contribute to the community through building the Gannett Laboratories for Integrated Publishing Sciences, organizing visiting speakers, mentoring colleagues and students, and forming research groups. The ideal candidate will provide leadership and help invent the future for the School’s BS/MS programs, its students, curricula, and foster a community.

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Visiting Lecturer

Fine Art Photography

RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites applicants to apply for a one-year, non-tenure track Visiting Lecturer position. The appointment begins fall 2022. The ideal candidate will teach a full load of technical and conceptual introductory undergraduate courses and graduate studies including video and animation, photography, and upper-level critique courses. The ideal candidate will contribute to the interdisciplinary vibrancy of our students and curriculum in the BFA in Photographic Imaging Arts (Fine Art Photography option) and MFA in Photography and Related Media.  As a Visiting Lecturer, you will share in community building through service to the programs and the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. 

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