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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 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

Research Scientist

Image Permanence Institute (IPI)

Reporting to the Director of Research of IPI, this new position offers the opportunity to apply and develop data analytics and modeling within the field of cultural heritage. The appointed researcher will conduct research using advanced data science to generate knowledge from data and address preservation science and cultural heritage challenges relating to environmental modeling and control, material response, and sustainable preservation strategies. The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team, optimizing analytical methodologies and data collection, and analyzing data from a range of measurement and sensing systems to improve our understanding of underlying causes, effects and solutions. A proportion of time will contribute to educational programming, delivering research-based teaching for professional development within cultural heritage.

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Financial and Operations Assistant

Image Permanence Institute (IPI)

Reporting to the Executive Director of the (IPI), the Financial and Operations Assistant is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of accounting transactions and providing accounting support and excellent customer service for IPI, including: completing account reconciliations; processing journal entries; reviewing transactions to ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and all applicable regulatory requirements; accessing and distributing financial reports to IPI’s Executive Director and Director of Research; and, responding to customer inquiries regarding accounting processes. The Financial and Operations Assistant also administers financial aspects of externally funded grants and contracts in IPI, including providing direct support to the Principal Investigators (PIs) and serving as a liaison between IPI and Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA) and the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA). This position also administers all aspects of IPI e-commerce order activity, including: processing daily orders received via IPI’s online shopping cart; preparing packages for shipment; creating invoices and packing slips; following up on past due accounts; maintaining product inventory; and, running reports.

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Faculty Openings

Schools of Art and American Crafts

Visiting Lecturer

Illustration

RIT's School of Art invites applicants to apply for a one-year, non-tenure track visiting lecturer position in our illustration program. The appointment begins Aug. 10, 2022. The ideal candidate will teach a full load of introductory comics and illustration undergraduate courses. The range of student experience in the illustration BFA program requires the candidate to demonstrate outstanding skills, including strong draftsmanship, the ability to visualize concepts, the ability to advance the field of comics studies and contribute to the program through critiques, portfolio reviews, and curricular design.

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Visiting Lecturer

Metals and Jewelry Design

The School of Art and School for American Crafts invites applicants to apply for a one-year, non-tenure track visiting lecturer position in our metals and jewelry design program. The appointment begins Aug. 10, 2022. The ideal candidate will teach a full load of introductory undergraduate courses to BFA students as well as graduate courses to MFA students. The range of student experience in the metals and jewelry design program requires the candidate to demonstrate outstanding skills, including welding, metal fabrication for large and small formats, casting, forming, a broad range of processes and material usage for contemporary jewelry design as well as incorporation of digital technologies. In addition, the candidate will be expected to contribute to the program through critiques, portfolio reviews and curricular design.

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Postdoctoral Associate

Art History

RIT's School of Art welcomes applications for a postdoctoral associate teaching position in modern or contemporary art history within a global context, with expertise in technology in relationship to art and design. 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 communities or organizations across the larger Rochester area. Avenues of teaching interest could engage with different entities on campus such as the Image Permanence Institute, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, MAGIC Center, as well as other RIT and external resources.

Review of applications will begin April 1 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

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School of Design

Tenure Track Faculty 

Motion Design (Graphic Design, New Media Design, and Visual Communication Design programs)

The School of Design invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track position. We are seeking candidates who are well-rounded designers with an expertise in motion design. Ideal candidates will possess the ability to provide leadership and vision in integrating motion design into the Graphic Design, New Media Design and Visual Communication Design curriculums. Ideal candidates will also bring diverse perspectives and experiences that contribute to a broader understanding of design and how contemporary social and professional environments are shaping our practices and understanding of the field. Expectations include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate studio and lecture courses; participating in innovative teaching and curriculum development; rendering service to the school, college, university, and community; career advising and mentoring students; and participating in professional organizations important to the field of design.

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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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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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School of Film and Animation

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