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Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment

  • Office of Faculty Recruitment

Excellence Though Diversity, Journey to Greatness: Doing it the RIT Way

RIT recognizes that intellectual and social diversity enriches our student’s experiential learning to meet the demands of future careers in the complex global economy.  RIT’s commitment to enhancing faculty diversity began in 2002 with the creation of the Office of Faculty Recruitment. 

The office focuses on assisting Deans and search committees in enhancing the diversity of applicant pools for faculty positions.  To attract underserved populations such as African American, Latina/o American, and Native American (AALANA) and women scholars, the Office of Faculty Recruitment has implemented strategic programs:

Job Referral Database

The office maintains a database of AALANA and women Post Doctoral, PhD and MFA scholars who are interested in a potential faculty careers with RIT.  Individuals who join our database are sent regular communications from our office on relevant position openings. Join our database!

Future Faculty Career Exploration Program

This intensive three-day program is the cornerstone of our recruitment strategy, and is critical to the success of RIT’s diversity goals.  Through a competitive application process RIT selects doctoral and MFA scholars to experience RIT as a prospective faculty member. Activities include exploratory discussions, networking events, presentation of scholar’s research, and tours of facilities. Learn more about the program.

Future Faculty Fellowship Program

The RIT Future Faculty Fellowship program is sponsored by the divisions of Academic Affairs and Diversity and Inclusion. The Fellowship is a two-year post-terminal degree program aimed at increasing the number of historically underrepresented minorities and women tenure-track faculty at RIT. The objective of the Fellowship is to attract highly qualified, emerging scholars, artists and researchers who can potentially transition into a faculty position within the host department. Learn more! 


Donathan Brown
Assistant Provost & Assistant Vice President for Faculty Diversity and Recruitment
Rochester Institute of Technology
111 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623

Voice: 585.475.7169


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