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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 night life opportunities you might expect in a bigger city, yet small and friendly enough to be inviting and accessible. RIT is just a short drive to the Finger Lakes region, known for its lakes, wineries, and restaurants.

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

Faculty Openings

All faculty appointments begin August 11, 2021

School of Art

Professor Alan Singer and two students look at a live bird that students illustrate from direct observation.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Illustration

Illustration BFA Program

The School of Art is seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in its Illustration Program.  As an active practitioner in the field, the successful applicant will be a passionate educator with knowledge of both historic traditions and current trends in illustration. The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience in the game and/or entertainment markets.

To receive full consideration, all application materials need to be submitted through RIT's Career Zone Portal, 5483BR.  The search will remain open until an acceptable candidate is found.

For more details and to apply >

School of Design

Professor Adam Smith helps a student with a project on a computer.

2 Positions, Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Graphic Design, New Media Design, and Visual Communication Design Programs

Graphic Design BFA Program

New Media Design BFA Program

Visual Communication Design MFA Program

Our Graphic Design, New Media Design, and Visual Communication Design programs are searching for two tenure track assistant professors.

To receive full consideration, all application materials need to be submitted through RIT's Career Zone Portal, 5323BR, and received by January 18.  The search will remain open until acceptable candidates are found.

For details on the positions and to apply

Two students work with soft goods and sketch.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Industrial Design

Industrial Design BFA

Industrial Design MFA

Our renowned Industrial Design program is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor. We are seeking candidates who are well-rounded designers and educators with significant professional experience.

To receive full consideration, all application materials need to be submitted through RIT's Career Zone Portal, 5326BR, and received by January 18.  The position will remain open until an acceptable candidate is found.

For position details and to apply

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

Faculty David Turner leads a demo in North Light Studio.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Advertising Photography

Photographic and Imaging Arts BFA Program

Advertising Photography Option

The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites candidates to apply for a tenure track assistant professor position in its BFA program as an advertising photographer.

To be considered for this position you must submit your application through RIT's Career Zone Portal, 5396BR.  Application review begins February 1, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.

For position details and to apply

A detailed photo of a color checker in action.

Gannett Chair

Photographic Sciences BS Program

Media Arts and Technology MS Program

The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) will soon invite applicants to apply for the endowed and tenured Gannett Chair, an associate professor or professor position in its Bachelor of Science program and Master of Science program. Applicants must demonstrate significant professional experience and expertise in media and imaging technologies.

To be considered for this position you must submit your application through RIT's Career Zone Portal, 5438BR.  Application review will begin February 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

For position details and to apply >

School of Film and Animation

A student works in an animation lab in MAGIC Spell Studios.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in 3D Animation

Film and Animation BFA Program

Film and Animation MFA Program

Animation Option

The School of Film and Animation is searching for an active artist dedicated to the education of filmmakers/animators. The candidate should demonstrate substantial aptitude in animation production using 3D software.

To receive full consideration, all application materials for posting 5452BR need to be submitted through RIT's Career Zone Portal, and received by February 22, 2021.

For the full job description and to apply >

School for American Crafts

School for American Crafts Degree Programs

Presently, there are no faculty job searches planned for the remainder of this academic year.

Staff Openings

A detailed look of materials in IPI.

Director of Research

Image Permanence Institute

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is accepting applications for an accomplished scientist with preservation research and leadership experience to lead IPI's research program.  To be considered for this position you must submit your application through RIT's Career Zone Portal.

For more details and to apply

A wide-angle shot of the soundstage in MAGIC Spell Studios.

Sr. Staff Assistant

Dean's Office and School of Film and Animation

The College of Art and Design will begin a search in mid-December for a full-time Sr. Staff Assistant to split their time and work locations evenly between the Dean's Office in Booth Hall and the School of Film and Animation administrative office in Gannett Hall.  This position will report to campus and work Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM.

Please check back soon to learn more and to apply.

An overhead view of the metals and jewelry design studio.

Instructional Support Specialist-Fabrication Processes

Facilities Department

The College of Art and Design Facilities Department has an opening for an Instructional Support Specialist-Fabrication Processes individual to join their team, 5395BR. To be considered for this position you must submit your application through RIT's Career Zone Portal.

For more information about the position and to apply