THE DEPARTMENT: The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) is internationally recognized for its professional study of photographic practices in a wide array of related disciplines, including advertising, fine art, photojournalism, visual media, and biomedical sciences and imaging technology. To learn more about the programs, faculty and students in SPAS, please visit http://cad.rit.edu/photography.
THE COLLEGE: RIT's College of Art and Design is the university's creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect in its five schools: Art, Design, American Crafts, Film and Animation, and Photographic Arts and Sciences. The range of innovative programs offers students a panoramic perspective from creating fine art using centuries-old methods to pushing the boundaries of digital creativity. The College of Art and Design has an enrollment of more than 1,600 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, https://rit.edu/artdesign.
Detailed Job Description
The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites applicants to apply for a tenure track, assistant professor position in its Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program as an Advertising Photographer with significant experience and interest with digital asset management (DAM), tagging, and metadata as it pertains to digital imaging technologies. The appointment begins fall 2020. Successful candidates must be committed to introductory and upper level courses at the undergraduate level. Based on the demands of this area, ideal candidates will provide leadership and vision in the continued interdisciplinary vibrancy of the School's BFA program, its students and curriculum.
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 core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.
Required Minimum Qualifications
An MFA in photography or related media and professional experience with distinctions required for tenure track position. Applicants not holding an MFA degree may also be considered for non-tenure track, professional lecturer position.
Minimum of five-year experience in assignment photography with a substantial record of accomplishment
Minimum two years of higher education teaching experience
Portfolio should demonstrate:
Professional experience with video capture and editing
Professional experience with emerging technologies used in media today
Professional experience of studio and location lighting
Professional experience with concept and execution of photographic illustration.
Professional experience with digital workflow from capture to output
Professional experience with digital compositing and retouching techniques
Professional experience with real-time mobile workflow and editing
Comprehensive knowledge of DAM and the evolution of metadata to meet contemporary industry needs
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the colleges continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences
Evidence of ability to articulate and implement a dynamic vision for the future of the photography program in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
Required Minimum Education Level BFA
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of Publications, List of References, Portfolio of Students' Work, Portfolio of Work, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Video samples (provide links to websites or YouTube)
How To Apply
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Search: 4990BR. Please submit your online application; your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; your current vita; and upload the following attachments:
A portfolio of a minimum of twenty (20) works, including images and videos (maximum size 5MB)
Examples of student work (maximum size 5MB)
The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
You can contact the search committee with questions about the position at: Michael Peres, PhD-email: [email protected] Associate Director, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences Rochester Institute of Technology
Application review begins February 1, 2020 and continues until the position is filled.
The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/ 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 [email protected] 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.
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