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
School Head
Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
College of Science

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

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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.  

 Check back for announcements on upcoming sessions.

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

Donathan Brown

Assistant Provost and AVP for Faculty Diversity and Recruitment

Nancy Dimock

Assistant Director for Faculty Diversity and Recruitment

Ezgi Erdogan

Faculty Recruitment Assistant

Lorraine Stinebiser

Director of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment


  • September 28, 2022

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    Faculty researchers develop humanoid robotic system to teach Tai Chi

    Zhi Zheng’s robot is skilled at Tai Chi, and her research team hopes it will soon lead a class of older adults at a local community center. Zheng, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in Kate Gleason College of Engineering, developed the humanoid robot as part of her assistive technology research.

  • September 27, 2022

    Izzy Moyer, Alana Bourgeois, and Etta Arnold

    Museum Studies students present at 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Students in the museum studies program shared their research on cultural heritage imaging, preservation, and research by participating in the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Etta Arnold, Alana Bourgeois, and Izzy Moyer presented their papers which were completed under the supervision of Dr. Juilee Decker (Director of Museum Studies) and Dr. David Messinger (Imaging Science Program).

  • September 27, 2022

    side-by-side portraits of professors Yidan Hu and Ivan De Oliveira Nunes.

    Two RIT cybersecurity professors win Meta Research Awards

    Yidan Hu and Ivan De Oliveira Nunes have each won Meta Research Awards for their cutting-edge cybersecurity research. The assistant professors of computing security are working to protect people’s safety on their augmented reality and smart devices.

  • September 22, 2022

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    Brown Hall renovations in final stages

    The outside of RIT’s Brown Hall looks the same, but inside everything has changed. Once the final details are settled, Brown Hall will house new laboratories for genomics, computer engineering, and soil and traffic studies, as well as several computer facilities and office space.