Endowed and Tenured, Gannett Chair

Faculty Position: 

The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites applicants to apply for the endowed and tenured Gannett Chair, an associate professor or professor position in its Bachelor of Science program and Master of Science program. Applicants must demonstrate significant professional experience and expertise in media and imaging technologies. The appointment begins August 2021. Successful candidates must be committed to teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in Photographic Sciences (BS) and Media Arts and Technology (MS). Based on the demands of this area, the ideal candidate will provide leadership and vision in the continued interdisciplinary vibrancy of the School’s BS/MS programs, its students and curricula.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core valueshonor code, and diversity statement.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in imaging, the imaging/media industry or related field
  • Experience in imaging and media technologies, including but not limited to digital asset/content management, image quality, color, contemporary media publishing, media communications, and social media
  • Applied experience in media content management and generation (still, video, image quality, color, programming for imaging, image delivery and optimization, imaging systems and workflow)
  • Demonstrated achievement in imaging and media fields, records of which may include conference proceedings, standards work, presentations, publications, patents, and other notable achievements
  • Teaching experience and/or industry education experience
  • Leadership/management experience
  • Academic/industry research experiences, including grants/foundation funding support
  • Demonstrated professional communication, presentation, and writing skills
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences
  • Evidence of ability to articulate and implement a dynamic vision for the future of the photography program in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences


To see all College of Art and Design faculty searches with links to apply, please visit, http://rit.edu/artdesign/jobs.

How To Apply Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 5438BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

You may contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Christye Sisson, Program Director, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, email: [email protected], phone: 585-475-4228.

The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) is internationally recognized for its professional study of photographic practices in a wide array of related disciplines, including advertising, fine art, photojournalism, visual media, and biomedical sciences and imaging technology. To learn more about the programs, faculty and students in SPAS, please visit http://cad.rit.edu/photography.

RIT does not discriminate. 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.


Application review begins February 1, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.