Rochester Institute of Technology — Instructional / Support Faculty, National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Requisition Number 2784BR
Position Title Instructional/Support Faculty
College/Division National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Organization NTID Cultural & Creative Studies
Faculty Type (Tenure Status) Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer
Faculty Rank Lecturer
Employment Category Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date 15-Aug-2017

Department/College Description
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 emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 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 one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 51st largest metro area in the United States and the third largest city New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly 1.1 million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 18% African and Latin Americans and another 3% of international origin. It is also home to one of the largest deaf communities per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 4th for “Most Affordable City” by Forbes Magazine ,and MSN selected Rochester as the “#1 Most Livable Bargain Market” (for real-estate). Kiplinger named Rochester one of the top five “Best City for Families.”

Detailed Job Description
Teach three or four courses per semester in the broad area of Deaf cultural studies with particular emphasis on course addressing diversity, multiculturalism and intersectionality. Participate in Institute service as time permits. The successful candidate must have a broad and deep knowledge of Deaf culture, as well as excellent curriculum development and teaching skills.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness, service and professional development; 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
Doctoral degree in Deaf Studies or other relevant field and demonstrated teaching experience. ABD is acceptable. Must enjoy working with undergraduates in a collaborative environment. Proficiency in American Sign Language and strong knowledge of Deaf culture.

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level PhD

Required Application Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Diversity Contribution
  • List of References
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Letters of Recommendation

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Please submit: your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and the following attachments:

  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of diversity contribution
  • The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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