Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM
Position Title: Instructional Faculty, Graphic Design
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Faculty Type: Tenure Track
DEPARTMENT: School of Design
ANTICIPATED START DATE: August 14, 2013
DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:
The School of Design in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applicants to apply for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to teach in the Graphic Design program. The Graphic Design program focuses on developing strong conceptual and formal visual communication skills. Students are engaged in the theory, process, and practice of design throughout the undergraduate and graduate curriculums.
We are seeking candidates that are well-rounded graphic designers and educators that have an expertise in teaching graphic design history and general design history courses. Candidates should be qualified to teach throughout the curriculum. Primary responsibilities will be teaching graphic design history, typography, and graphic design studio based courses. Responsibilities include teaching three classes each term. Additional components include service to the University and an ongoing commitment to scholarship.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.
The School of Design is comprised of five undergraduate programs, three graduate programs, and the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. The undergraduate programs include: 3D Digital Graphics, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and New Media Design and Imaging. The graduate programs are: Computer Graphics Design, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design. Approximately 650 undergraduate and 70 graduates students are enrolled in the School of Design. To learn more about the programs in the School of Design, please visit http://cias.rit.edu/schools/design .
THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 95 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years.
RIT is responsive to the needs of dual career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.
Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of 22% African and Latino Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “Quality of Life in the Nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• MFA in Graphic Design or a terminal degree in a related field of study (completed by June 2013).
• Minimum of three years professional experience.
• Minimum of two years teaching experience at the university level beyond a teaching assistantship.
• Teaching experience in the history of graphic design.
• Proficiency in typography, design principles and methodology, graphic design studio based courses, and design history.
• Proficiency in Adobe CS applications.
• Ability to integrate emerging media applications into the Graphic Design curriculum.
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty . Search: 260BR. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a vita; a ‘contribution to diversity’ statement; statement of teaching philosophy; and the names, addresses phone numbers and emails for three references. Additionally, a CD/DVD containing twenty images of student work and twenty images of personal work with accompanying contact sheets (thumbnails of images and description information) must be submitted. Images must be saved as jpg, png, pdf (5MB max each). All files must be placed on a cross-platform CD or DVD and sent via mail to:
School of Design, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
73 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5603
You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Peter Byrne, Administrative Chair, School of Design, by phone 585-475-6107 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Review of applications will begin January 7, 2013 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.
RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov