The Future Faculty Career Exploration Program is a rigorous four-day program designed for historically underrepresented scholars of color to experience a "behind the scenes" glimpse into life as a faculty member here at RIT. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with RIT's diverse administration, faculty, and students while on campus. The program offers additional opportunities to enhance interview skills, practice job-talk presentations, and explore the research, teaching, and service expectations of RIT Faculty members.
This competitive, nation-wide search welcomes scholars from all disciplines offered at RIT. We encourage you to explore our colleges and departments to see how your research or artistic endeavors best align with the RIT vision of engagement and innovation. If chosen to participate, RIT will cover your transportation, lodging, and meals for the duration of the program.
The Future Faculty Career Exploration Program is considered a best practice, and was one of the first faculty diversity and recruitment programs in the nation. Our longstanding history is due to the continuous institutional support of the President and Provost, and the divisions of Academic Affairs and Diversity & Inclusion.
Program Dates:September 21 – 24, 2022
In accordance with RIT COVID policy:
All visitors and event attendees 12 years of age and older must provide proof of vaccination. Physical vaccination cards and electronic cards are acceptable. Additionally, Face masks are required indoors for everyone on campus, regardless of vaccination status.
Attend networking receptions with RIT’s President, Provost, Deans, faculty, staff, and students
Present your research or art to faculty, department chairs and Deans
Tour campus and the greater Rochester community
Gain career development insight and advice from RIT faculty
Learn about current and upcoming faculty positions
Engage in one-on-one, panel and roundtable discussions about life in academia
Receive feedback on your research or art, and job talk to improve your candidacy
Take an all-expense-paid trip to Rochester, New York
While RIT continues to follow all NYS and CDC guidelines on gatherings and remains quite hopeful for an in-person 2022 program, should conditions not allow for us to safely do so, we will instead offer a virtual option for admitted participants. Masks must be worn indoors. Unvaccinated individuals must wear masks outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Who Should Apply?
Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
Able to contribute in meaningful ways to the RIT’s 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 underserved in teaching professions at RIT.