Rochester Institute of Technology — Tenure Track Faculty, CET Exploration Program

Tenure Track Faculty
College of Engineering Technology
CET Dean's Office

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track
Faculty Discipline: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engn, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date: 10-Aug-2023

Detailed Job Description
RIT's College of Engineering Technology (CET) invites applications from exceptional candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the CET Exploration Program. The Assistant Professor Position begins mid-August, 2023. A Ph.D. in engineering education or STEM education, with an MS in a relevant engineering field or a Ph.D. in engineering is required as well as some professional experience in an engineering field. Application review begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Candidates for this position will focus primarily on undergraduate student success and help lead the development of a common, multidisciplinary, experiential curriculum for all first-year students in CET. We seek candidates with teaching expertise that includes one or more of the following areas: first-year engineering experiences, applied mathematics and statistics, introductory programming, circuits and electronics, statics and dynamics. Successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to conduct engineering education research, and expertise to teach advanced courses in mechanical, manufacturing, electrical, civil, computer, environmental, packaging & printing, or other relevant areas.

Responsibilities will include teaching, program development, engineering education research, and service. Teaching will include course and laboratory development and delivery via classroom, online, or blended formats. Program development will include helping create and define a vision for a common first year experience across the nine undergraduate majors in CET and incorporating KEEN-focused student learning outcomes into foundational courses. Research will include securing external funds to conduct research relevant to engineering education and disseminating outcomes in journals and peer-reviewed conferences. Service will include contributions to the operation of the department, college and university, and maintaining a clear professional development agenda that supports the faculty member's and department's growth.

We are seeking an individual with 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 statement of diversity.

Department/College Description
The College of Engineering Technology (CET) is home to nine undergraduate and six graduate programs. It is one of RIT’s nine colleges and 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-minds-on learning” and application-based instruction grounded in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. CET supports all students in an inclusive learning environment and welcomes a diverse student body where first generation and AALANA (African American, Latin American and Native American) represent greater than 20% of our undergraduate population.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in an engineering discipline or Ph.D. in engineering education or, STEM education with appropriate MS in engineering or engineering technology discipline.
  • Demonstrated high quality teaching, using research-based pedagogical strategies, in one or more areas related to: first year engineering experiences, applied mathematics and statistics, introductory programming, circuits and electronics, statics and dynamics, advanced courses in mechanical, manufacturing, electrical, civil, computer, environmental, packaging & printing engineering, or other relevant areas.
  • Demonstrated potential for high quality research in engineering education including meaningful journal publications and/or conference proceedings.
  • Demonstrated potential for establishing and conducting sponsored research in engineering education.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s 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, Research Statement, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 7243R. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

  • A brief teaching philosophy
  • The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
  • Contribution to Diversity Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

You can contact the search committee chair with questions on the position: Dr. Mike Eastman –

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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.