Tenure Track, Assistant Professor, Photojournalism – Search 1385BR

The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites applicants to apply for a tenure track Assistant Professor in its Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Photojournalism program. The appointment begins fall 2015. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate photojournalism courses in interactive multimedia design with strong photojournalistic and visual narrative skills. Candidate must be dedicated to scholarship and service, including student career advisement. Ideal candidates will provide leadership and vision in the continued interdisciplinary vibrancy of the School’s BFA program, its students and curriculum.

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.

The appointment begins August 13, 2015.

The College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS) is critically acknowledged as one of the nation’s premier college for art, design, film, photography, and crafts. 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, biomedical photographic communications, fine art, imaging technology, photojournalism, and visual media. To learn more about the programs, faculty and students in CIAS and SPAS, please visit www.cias.rit.edu. We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.


MFA with photojournalism focus preferred for tenure track appointment. A MS and MA degree with professional distinction (awards, prizes, publications) may also be considered for tenure track appointment. A BFA or BA in photojournalism with equivalent professional experience with distinction may be considered for non-tenure, professional rank.

  • Minimum of five years professional experience in field of photojournalism with a substantial record of professional accomplishment in interactive multimedia.
  • Portfolio must demonstrate following required expertise:

o Thorough professional knowledge and experience of web design, graphic design, information architecture and visualization, and multi-platform usability.

  • Strong demonstrated abilities in picture editing, including layout and design, and basic management experience.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Minimum of three years of teaching experience at the college or university level.
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

 Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty
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Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a vita; a contribution to diversity statement; teaching philosophy, including a list of courses taught with short descriptions or syllabi; personal portfolio of interactive multimedia pieces; examples of student work, if applicable; and, the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Therese Mulligan, PhD, Administrative Chair, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623, 585-475-2884, mtmpph@rit.edu.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2014 and continue until position is filled.

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.