Photography Jobs: 2 Teaching Positions at Rochester Institue of Technology (RIT)

Application deadline for both positions is January 30, 2010

RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences is one of the nation’s leading educational and professional programs in the practice and aesthetics of the photographic medium, including related digital and multimedia.

It provides an enriched learning environment for 500+ undergraduates (BFA and BS); 25 Fine Art graduate students; distinguished faculty; state of the art facilities; and the unparalleled resources of the regional imaging arts community of Rochester, NY and Western New York State.

This appointment comes at an exciting time as the School redefines its curriculum, continues renovation of its facilities, and achieves its strategic goals of continued excellence in teaching, scholarship and professional practices in the visual arts.

RIT attracts students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. RIT has been recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education's inaugural “Great Colleges to Work For” list for two consecutive years.RIT was cited in six different categories: Professional/Career Development Program, Compensation and Benefits, Tuition Reimbursement, 403b or 401k (retirement plan), Disability Insurance and Life Insurance.

Position #1
The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites applicants to apply for a tenure track, Assistant Professor or non-tenure Professional Lecturer position in its Bachelor of Fine Art, Advertising program. This position begins fall 2010.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to introductory and upper level courses at the undergraduate level. Based on the demands of these areas, ideal candidates will possess the ability to provide intellectual leadership and vision in the continued interdisciplinary vibrancy of the School’s multiple programs, their students and curriculum.

Required Qualifications:
  • BA/BFA in photography, digital photography for a non-tenure track, professional lecturer rank*
  • Minimum of five years experience in assignment photography with a substantial record of professional accomplishment.
  • Thorough professional knowledge and experience of studio and location lighting.
  • Demonstrable professional skills and expertise in concept and execution of photographic illustration.
  • Professional expertise and experience with digital workflow from capture to output.
  • Candidates must have an exceptionally strong, demonstrated conceptual, historical and practical understanding of their field, as well as its relation to other areas of photographic study taught in the School.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of teaching experience
  • Professional competency with digital compositing and retouching techniques
  • Expertise in video capture and editing
  • Professional experience with computer graphic software program
The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make application.


Position #2
The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites applicants to apply for a tenure track Assistant Professor or non-tenure Professional Lecturer position in its Bachelor of Fine Art, Photojournalism program.This position begins fall 2010. This position is subject to available funding.

Required Qualifications:
  • BA/BFA in photography, digital photography for a non-tenure track, professional lecturer rank *
  • Minimum of five years professional experience in photojournalism/visual journalism with substantial record of professional accomplishment and distinction.
  • Professional expertise and experience visual storytelling and picture editing.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in studio and location lighting.
  • Demonstrable professional experience and skills in audio and video capture and editing, and web-based visual journalism.
  • Candidates must have an exceptionally strong, demonstrated conceptual, historical and practical understanding of their field, as well as its relation to other areas of photographic study taught in the School.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum three to five years of teaching experience
*An MFA in photography, digital photography or equivalent professional experience with distinction required for tenure track appointment.

HOW TO APPLY:
Application must be made by mail. No e-mail applications will be accepted. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, and a CD portfolio of personal and student work of no less than twenty (20) images. For return of portfolio and related material, please include a SASE with application. The review of applications will begin January 30, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to: Therese Mulligan, Ph.D., Administrative Chair, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Therese Mulligan, Ph.D., Administrative Chair, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623, phone: 585-475-2884 or by email at mtmpph[at]rit[dot]edu

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