College of Science Careers

Join our College of Science community and help prepare the next generation of innovative scientists and mathematicians.

We strive to promote, support, and enhance a vigorous, diverse, inclusive, and rewarding academic environment that fosters faculty and staff professional growth, job satisfaction, impartiality, social justice, equality and equity for all members. Listed below are college-specific career opportunities in our schools. For a complete list of open positions and benefits available university-wide, visit Careers at RIT.

Faculty Positions

Cluster Hire Initiative

To instantiate our values of Access, Equity, and Diversity, the RIT College of Science (COS) is launching a hiring initiative in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, and Statistics. We seek to build a network of researchers that will support ongoing work in COS to forge a path forward as we grow our strategic research areas.

The College of Science at RIT is embarking on an initiative to recruit multiple faculty. This initiative is aligned with several strategic priorities at RIT, including efforts to attract and retain high-quality, diverse faculty, students, and staff; ensure an inclusive campus culture and a global mindset; advance research and scholarship; capitalize on key partnerships and current strengths to increase community, regional, and global impact of COS; and incentivize, support, recognize, and reward scholarly engagement activities by students, faculty, and staff.

Faculty hired as part of this initiative will serve as faculty members within academic units connected to their specific discipline, and will also form a cohort of scholars to contribute to interdisciplinary BS, MS, and PhD programs.

The College of Science will be searching in the following areas for appointments commencing in the 2021-2022 academic year:

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences

Tenure Track Faculty (5433BR)
RIT’s Gosnell School of Life Sciences seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position to start in the Fall 2021.  This hiring initiative is aligned with our strategic research area in genomics, such as: viral, microbial, environmental, plant and animal genomics.

School of Chemistry and Materials Science

Tenure Track Faculty (5439BR)
RIT’s School of Chemistry and Materials Science seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position to start in the Fall 2021.  This hiring initiative is aligned with our strategic areas, such as: biomedical, biophysical chemistry; discipline-based education research; materials science; and sustainability.

School of Mathematical Sciences (Applied Statistics)

Tenure Track Faculty (5411BR)
RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in applied statistics to start in the Fall 2021. This hiring initiative is aligned with our strategic research areas, such as: data science, data analytics, engineering, industrial statistics and/or biostatistics, epidemiology.

Through hiring in this cluster, COS intends to foster a strong sense of community, mutual support, and mentorship that will aid in the development and retention of all current and future faculty. By encouraging a strong cohort of faculty to engage across COS and RIT, all faculty, staff, and students will benefit from and be made better by our commitment to access, equity, and diversity.


Research Positions

RIT School of Physics and Astronomy

Post Doctoral Research Associate (5353BR)
This project will involve downloading and processing raw observations from telescope archives, producing fully reduced and calibrated 1D and 2D spectra, making key measurements from those spectra, and making all data available to the astronomical community via public archive.

Post Doctoral Research Associate (5315BR)
The postdoctoral researcher will conduct analytical and computational research on (1) reconstitution of action potential and synapses in a single synthetic neuron, and 2) engineering a synthetic multi-neuron system with defined network organization.

Post Doctoral Research Associate (5443BR)
The School of Physics and Astronomy is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher in astropysical data analysis with immediate effect. The successful candidate will work as part of the Experimental Cosmology Laboratory with Dr. Michael Zemcov.

RIT Chester F. Carlson Center of Imaging Science

Post Doctoral Researcher (5194BR)
The Advanced Optical Fabrication, Instrumentation, and Metrology Laboratory 9AOFIM) in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), is soliciting applications for a one-year post-doctoral research position in optics, lasers, or application of ultrafast lasers to advanced manufacturing. 

Post Doctoral Research Associate (5195BR)
The Advanced Optical Fabrication, Instrumentation, and Metrology Laboratory 9AOFIM) in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), is soliciting applications for a one-year post-doctoral research position in optics, lasers, or application of ultrafast lasers to advanced manufacturing.

Staff Positions

Senior Staff Specialist (5537BR)
CASTLE seeks a Senior Staff Specialist in primary support of the Center's Accounting function. The Senior Staff Specialist is responsible for executing accounting transactions, preparing financial reports and forecasts, and performing financial account reconciliation.