Rochester Institute of Technology — Department Chair – CET – Packaging and Graphic Media Science

Department Chair- CET – Packaging and Graphic Media Science
College of Engineering Technology
CET Dept of Packaging & Graphic Media Science

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenured
Faculty Discipline: Graphic Technology, Packaging Science
Faculty Rank: Professor
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date:

Detailed Job Description
The Department of Packaging and Graphic Media Science (PGMS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The PGMS department is seeking a dynamic individual who has a demonstrated record of excellence in their academic and/or industry experience. This should include a documented record of scholarship, leadership, team building, and management. The individual should have an appreciation for the range of disciplines related to the fields of packaging and printing sciences and the missions of teaching, scholarship, and service. Candidates must meet the requirements for tenure at the rank of Professor in the Department of Packaging and Graphic Media Science. Reporting directly to the Dean of the College of Engineering Technology and interacting with leadership of other units on campus, the department chair serves as the principal representative of the PGMS Department with authority and responsibility for administrative decisions. Key responsibilities of the Department Chair include strategically leading the academic department in teaching, research/scholarship, service, and curriculum innovation.

The Department of Packaging and Graphic Media Science (PGMS) is a recent merger of two departments: Packaging Science and Graphic Media Science and Technology. With a rich history and strong alumni support, the Department of Packaging and Graphic Media Science has a unique opportunity to build upon the traditions of each program independently, while offering new and unique learning opportunities built on the synergies afforded by academic and industry partnerships. With the recent creation of the Hammer Family Packaging and Graphic Media Center, this new department has the potential to advance research and application in the structural and decorative side of packaging and other graphic media processes. Additional information can be found at: and

The successful candidate has the ability and an interest in contributing to a vibrant community committed to student-success; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect for diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Follow the links to understand RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Department/College Description
The College of Engineering Technology (CET) is one of RIT’s nine colleges, which enrolls approximately 12% percent of the university’s students. CET prides itself on its constant evolution, innovation, and global outreach via online learning, corporate education, and international programs. CET is known throughout the RIT, national, and international communities as an excellent choice for an education that embraces the integration of “hands-on learning” and application based instruction grounded in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. (

PGMS faculty engage students in a blend of project-based and research-oriented educational activities in two master-of-science degrees and two bachelor-of-science degree programs. PGMS’ students benefit from the department’s flexible and innovative instructional delivery that features world-class laboratories, cross-disciplinary education, collaborative activities, and industrial experience through a required cooperative education program. The PGMS department features state-of-the-art laboratories in printing technology; color management; substrates, inks and coatings development and testing; structural design; graphic media; and logistics testing.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned PhD. in Packaging Science or Print/Graphic Media Science (or related disciplines); or an earned Ph.D. coupled with a master’s degree of relevance to the department.
  • Approximately ten years of professional experience in one or more of the following: packaging science, printing/graphic media, applied science/engineering technology, STEM education teaching and scholarly pursuits.
  • A record of sustained and current scholarly activity such as funded research and peer-reviewed journal publications related to the department’s fields of expertise and foci.
  • Demonstrated administrative and management experience: leading and managing an organizational unit including budget oversight, and human resource problem-solving
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or training in the department’s fields of expertise.
  • Demonstrated Industry involvement in packaging or printing/graphic media, such as association leadership, standards committees, and/or conference participation.
  • Demonstrated evidence of supporting the University’s continued commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of Publications, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution

How To Apply
Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 7224BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae complete up-to-date CV that includes publications, grants and funding; and teaching experiences, cover letter describing your interest in the position with an emphasis on your experience and administrative philosophy and upload the following attachments:

For more information on this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair:
Dr. Carlos Diaz, Associate Professor
RIT College of Engineering Technology,
Department of Packaging and Graphic Media Science

Review of the applications will begin in early November 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is a full-time, 11-month appointment. The expected start date is mid-August 2023.

The direct link to this posting can be found here:
Additional Details

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.jeid-f312d76d86bf5e4ca242f68331abfeeb