Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment

The Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment works across the university to advance the recruitment of talented African American, Latino American, Native American (AALANA) and women scholars and artists to enrich our diverse faculty community.

Prospective Faculty

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The current listing of open faculty positions – tenure-track, visiting and lecturer, is updated as positions are announced. Be sure to check back frequently.

View Open Faculty Positions Here

I am RIT Faculty

This campaign highlights and celebrates our excellent and diverse faculty, in both a personal and professional manner, while highlighting a shared identity – I am RIT Faculty. Through the following video and photo campaign, take a moment to see and hear directly from our faculty, as they discuss life as a faculty member here at RIT, and life as a community member within the greater Rochester area.

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Dr. Andre Hudson
Interim Dean
College of Science

Dr. Ricardo Figueroa
Interim School Co-Director
School of Film and Animation
College of Art and Design

Watch interview

Scholars Network

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Be the first to know about open faculty positions by adding your credentials and research or artistic information to our Scholars Network. We recruit talented scholars year-round and will contact you when positions become available. 
Submit your credentials

Future Faculty Career Exploration Program

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A rigorous four-day program designed for African American, Latino American, and Native American (AALANA) scholars and artists to experience a “behind the scenes” glimpse into life as a faculty member at RIT. You’ll spend time learning from and networking with RIT administration, faculty, and students, practicing your interview skills and job-talk presentation – while exploring the research, teaching, and service expectations of RIT faculty.
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Campus Visits

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We are traveling to universities across the country both in person and virtually to meet with women and AALANA graduate student groups at their campuses. During our visits, we discuss faculty opportunities at RIT and provide you with insight on creating a compelling faculty application and advice on making your transition from graduate student to assistant professor.
Contact us if you are interested in having us visit your campus

Pathways to RIT

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A virtual “academic open house," the Pathways to RIT program is designed to help scholars and artists who will soon be on the job market better understand RIT and the Greater Rochester area. During these sessions, attendees will meet with the administration and faculty in our colleges. RIT hosts will lead discussions on different aspects of faculty life within their college. This is your chance to ask questions that will help you in learning more about faculty life, such as course offerings, research initiatives, student population, teaching loads and more. 

Computing Edition

Join us for an Academic Open House to learn more about faculty career paths and opportunities within the RIT Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. Historically underrepresented minority and women Ph.D. students, postdoc fellows and early career researchers who want to explore how to apply or understand what it would take to land a faculty position are encouraged to register. 

Wednesday, October 11
1:00p.m. - 2:30p.m. (EDT)
Hosted on Zoom

Register here

Ph.D. students, postdocs, and early career researchers in the following computing and information fields represented within the RIT Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences are invited to register:  Accessibility | Artificial Intelligence | Augmented and Virtual Reality | Computational Media | Computer Vision | Computing Education | Cybersecurity | Data Science | Databases | Game Design and Development | Health Informatics | Human-Computer Interaction | Information Science | Internet of Things (IoTs) | Machine Learning | Natural Language Processing | Networking | Programming Languages | Software Engineering | Theory

RIT Action Plan for Race & Ethnicity

In July 2021, RIT unveiled an extensive new plan and series of initiatives aimed at making the university more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. The Action Plan for Race and Ethnicity will guide RIT’s efforts over the next several years as it rolls out new programs, services, and policies to help create equal access, opportunities, and respect for all students, faculty, and staff.

View the Action Plan

Faculty Resources

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To attract and retain an excellent and diverse faculty, RIT offers a number of programs and professional development opportunities to help faculty succeed from our onboarding and orientation on through to the tenure and promotion process.

Living & Working in Rochester, NY

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Rochester is large enough to provide the dining, cultural and nightlife opportunities you might expect in a bigger city, yet small and friendly enough to be inviting and accessible with a low cost of living.

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Our Staff

Torrence Sparkman

Assistant Provost and AVP for Faculty Diversity and Recruitment

Alli Cerone

Senior Staff Assistant

Nancy Dimock

Assistant Director for Faculty Diversity and Recruitment

Ezgi Erdogan

Faculty Recruitment Assistant

Lorraine Stinebiser

Director of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment


  • September 22, 2023

    graphic with a portrait of Sherry Perry Tshibangu, 20 23 to 20 24 Frederick H. Minett Professor.

    Distinguished Professor Sherry Perry Tshibangu named next Minett Professor at RIT

    Sherry Perry Tshibangu, Distinguished Professor and experienced small-business owner, has been announced as the next Frederick H. Minett Professor at RIT for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Minett Professorship brings distinguished Rochester-area multicultural professionals to the RIT campus to share professional knowledge and experience.

  • September 19, 2023

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    RIT’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program celebrates 20th cohort

    RIT’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program celebrates its 20th cohort of diverse academics Sept. 27-30. The program, hosted by the Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment, is a rigorous four-day event designed for historically underrepresented scholars and artists of color to experience a behind-the-scenes glimpse into life as a faculty member at RIT.

  • September 14, 2023

    several selections of images from the James Webb Space Telescope, showing different stars and galaxies and their placement in space.

    Collaboration with global team confirms, disproves distant galaxies

    RIT scientists have once again used data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) as part of the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey to change the way we think about the universe and its distant galaxies. Jeyhan Kartaltepe and Rebecca Larson co-authored a paper confirming very bright galaxies in the early universe, while also disproving the identification of what would have been the most distant galaxy ever found.

  • September 13, 2023

    graphic featuring Gabriel Diaz, associate professor, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science.

    RIT researcher receives award to advance study of cortical blindness

    Gabriel Diaz, associate professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, and his team are aiming to understand the effects of cortical blindness on the processing of visual information used to guide behavior, like driving a vehicle. Cortical blindness affects nearly half a million stroke patients in the United States each year.