Assistant/Associate Professor of Interior Design
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM
Position Title: Instructional Faculty
Faculty Rank: Assistant /Associate Professor
Faculty Type: Tenure Track
Department: School of Design
PC# 3435 Requisition# 882BR
Anticipated Start Date: August 13, 2014
DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:
The School of Design in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applicants to apply for a tenure track Assistant Professor position, or a tenure-track Associate Professor position dependent upon experience and qualifications, to teach in the Interior Design program. Expectations include teaching undergraduate studio and lecture courses; participating in innovative teaching and curriculum development; engaging in research and/or creative scholarship; rendering service to the school, college, university, and/or community; advising and mentoring undergraduate students; and participating in professional organizations important to the field of interior design. Applicants with prior college teaching and leadership experience may be considered for the position of Program Chair of the Interior Design program. Program Chair responsibilities include program, curricular, and student oversight.
The Interior Design program offers a BFA in Interior Design. The program enrolls approximately 75 students. A combination of full-time and adjunct faculty contribute a range of professional interests and expertise. The Interior Design program exposes students to the creative integration of form, materials, function and aesthetics within interior and architectural space. This is a CIDA accredited program.
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 (http://www.rit.edu/~w-policy/sectionA/corevalues.html) core values, (http://www.rit.edu/studentaffairs/studentconduct/RITHonorCode1.htm) honor code, and (http://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/statement-commitment") diversity commitment.
THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
The College of Imaging Arts and Sciences offers programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography, and Media Sciences. The nationally recognized School of Design is comprised of five undergraduate programs, two graduate programs, and the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. The undergraduate BFA programs include: 3D Digital Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and New Media Design. The graduate MFA programs are: Visual Communication Design, and Industrial Design. Approximately 800 undergraduate and 80 graduate students are enrolled in the School of Design. A combination of full-time and adjunct faculty contribute a range of professional interests and expertise. To learn more about the programs in the School of Design, please visit http://cias.rit.edu/schools/design.
THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
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 (http://www.hercjobs.org/upstate_ny) Upstate NY HERC.
Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• MFA, MA or MS in Interior Design, or an M. Arch, MS or MA in Interior Architecture
• NCIDQ Certification
• Minimum 3 years of professional experience in architecture, interior design, or a related field
• Minimum of 3 years teaching experience at the college level. Candidates with a minimum of 5 years fulltime teaching experience in an Interior Design program may be considered for an Associate Professor position
• Advanced computer proficiency with interior design related software
• Diverse experience in building typologies
• Demonstrated knowledge of one or more of the following: design theory, design history, design methodology, and design practices
• Demonstrated commitment to: universal design, accessibility, sustainable design discipline
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/426101. Search: 882BR. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a vita; a statement of teaching philosophy; a contribution to diversity statement (https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/facultyrecruitment/forms/Diversity_Statement_Guide_for_candidates_4-12.docx); and the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references. Additionally, include examples of course syllabi and assignments; a PDF of twenty examples of personal work and a PDF of twenty examples of student work.
You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Peter Byrne, Administrative Chair, School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, 73 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623, phone 585-475-7150 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin on Monday, February 17, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Candidates are encouraged to apply by that date.
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 orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.
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