1090_bannerAssistant Professor of Applied Imaging and Technical Photographer – position number 1462BR
The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites applicants to apply for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in its Bachelor of Science (BS) program as an Applied Imaging and Technical Photographer. The appointment begins fall 2015. Successful candidates must be committed to introductory and upper level courses at the undergraduate level. Based on the demands of this area, ideal candidates will provide leadership and vision in the continued interdisciplinary vibrancy of the School’s BS 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. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

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 biomedical sciences and imaging technology, advertising, fine art, photojournalism, and visual media. To learn more about the programs, faculty and students in SPAS, please visit http://cias.rit.edu/photography.

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 100 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 approximately 16% African and Latin 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.”


  • An MS, MFA, MEd, or MPS in photography, imaging or related field (*) or a BS or BFA in photography, imaging or related field with equivalent professional experience with distinction (awards, prizes, publications).
  • Minimum of three to five years applied experience as a technical photographer with specializations in one or more of the following: scientific, medical, nature, architectural, forensic, microscopic, video and multimedia, or related photographic and imaging specialized fields.
  • Record of demonstrated achievement in applied photographic or imaging fields, which may include publications, patents, or other notable achievements.
  • 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.

* Required for tenure track appointment. Other applicants may be considered for non-tenure track, professional lecturer rank.

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Search: 1462BR. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a vita; a ‘contribution to diversity statement; a teaching philosophy; two examples of peer-reviewed published work, a portfolio of a minimum of twenty (20) images; and the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Michael Peres, Associate Chair, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623, phone: 585-475-2885 or by email at mrppph@rit.edu.

Application review begins February 1, 2015 and continues until the position is filled.

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