Gannett Chair 5438BR College of Art and Design CAD School of Photo Arts and Sciences
Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenured Faculty Discipline: Imaging and Photographic Technology, Media Arts Technology Faculty Rank: Associate Professor, Professor Employment Category: Fulltime Anticipated Start Date: 11-Aug-2021
Department/College Description 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 and fine art photography, photojournalism, visual media, photographic sciences, and media technologies. It maintains connections with the colleges Image Permanence Institute, a recognized leader in the research and preservation of images and cultural heritage. To learn more about the programs, faculty and students in SPAS, please visit https://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 the endowed and tenured Gannett Chair, an associate professor or professor position in its Bachelor of Science program and Master of Science program. Applicants must demonstrate significant professional experience and expertise in media and imaging technologies. The appointment begins August 2021. Successful candidates must be committed to teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in Photographic Sciences (BS) and Media Arts and Technology (MS). Based on the demands of this area, the ideal candidate will provide leadership and vision in the continued interdisciplinary vibrancy of the School's BS/MS programs, its students and curricula.
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
MS or PhD in imaging, the imaging/media industry or related field
Experience in imaging and media technologies, including but not limited to digital asset/content management, image quality, color, contemporary media publishing, media communications, and social media
Applied experience in media content management and generation (still, video, image quality, color, programming for imaging, image delivery and optimization, imaging systems and workflow)
Demonstrated achievement in imaging and media fields, records of which may include conference proceedings, standards work, presentations, publications, patents, and other notable achievements
Teaching experience and/or industry education experience
Academic/industry research experiences, including grants/foundation funding support
Demonstrated professional communication, presentation, and writing skills
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 MS, MA
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of Publications, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
How To Apply Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Search: 5438BR. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; your current vita; and upload the following attachments:
The name, title, email address and phone number for three references
You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Christye Sisson, Program Director School of Photographic Arts and Sciences College of Art and Design Rochester Institute of Technology Phone: 585-475-4228 or by email at [email protected].
Application review begins February 1, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.
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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