Department/College Description THE DEPARTMENT 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.
THE COLLEGE: The College of Art and Design offers programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography, and Media Sciences. The College has garnered critical acclaim as a leader in higher education. Its accomplishments are peer-recognized and its influence considerable in several disciplines. The College of Art and Design possesses the Universitys highest number of national top-ten graduate rankings (photography, graphic design, industrial design, glass, and ceramics). It is one of the Universitys largest colleges, with fifteen BFA programs and four BS programs, serving approximately 2,000 undergraduate students; ten MFA programs, two MS programs in Print Media, and an MST in Visual Arts-All Grades, with approximately 300 graduate students overall. Minors in Art History, Imaging Systems, and Media Arts and Technology are also in the Colleges portfolio of academic offerings. The Colleges faculty members are peer-regarded for their scholarship, creative, and scientific endeavors, as well as their work as educators. Many of the Colleges 140 faculty members are world-renowned for their scholarly achievements. Faculty and students, along with 59 dedicated staff members, act together to foster a unique and close-knit educational community based on aesthetic and creative innovation. To learn more about the College of Art and Design, please visit https://artdesign.rit.edu/.
Detailed Job Description
The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites applicants to apply for a tenure track, assistant professor position in its Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program as an Advertising Photographer. The appointment begins fall 2019. 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 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. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.
Required Minimum Qualifications
An MFA in photography or related media and professional experience with distinctions required for tenure track position. Applicants not holding an MFA degree may also be considered for non-tenure track, professional lecturer position.
Minimum of five-year experience in assignment photography with a substantial record of accomplishment
Minimum two years of higher education teaching experience
Portfolio should demonstrate:
Professional experience with video capture and editing
Professional experience with new technologies used in media today
Professional experience of studio and location lighting
Professional experience with concept and execution of photographic illustration.
Professional experience with digital workflow from capture to output.
Professional experience with digital compositing and retouching techniques
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the colleges continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Required Minimum Education Level
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Portfolio of Students' Work, Portfolio of Work, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
How To Apply Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Search:4025BR. Please submit your online application; a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; your current curriculum vitae; and upload the following attachments:
Examples of peer-reviewed published work (Max size 5MB)
A portfolio (or link) of a minimum of twenty (20) works, including images and videos
3-5 Examples of student work (Max size 5MB)
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, phone: 585-475-2762 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application review begins December 1, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.
Additional Details The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. 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.
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