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
College of Science

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

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


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