Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Science

Position Title: Instructional Faculty
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Faculty Type: Tenure Track
Department: Center for Detectors
PC# 9974 754BR

ANTICIPATED START DATE: August 13, 2014 (flexible)

The College of Science in the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will lead an internationally-recognized research program developing or deploying detectors within the Center for Detectors and have teaching and service responsibilities in an applicable academic department within the College of Science.

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.

The Center for Detectors designs, develops, and implements new advanced sensor technologies through partnership with academic researchers, industry engineers, government scientists, and university/college students. Currently, the Center has approximately a dozen funded projects funded by a range of sponsors, including NASA and NSF. The detectors that are being developed in the Center cover an immense range of diverse applications, including astrophysics, biomedical imaging, Earth system science, and inter-planetary space travel. The center’s website at

The RIT College of Science is home to five major academic units and plays a vital and central role in contributing to the mission of RIT. The College of Science has a rich portfolio of strong undergraduate and graduate programs, including three of RIT's six Ph.D. programs, and is known nationally and internationally for its innovative research programs. This faculty position will have a primary appointment in a school within the College of Science.

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 and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 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 a “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years.

RIT is responsive to the needs of dual career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly 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 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.”

• A Ph.D. in physics, materials science, engineering, astrophysics, or related fields
• Demonstrate a commitment to research and teaching excellence
• Possess an ability to establish and maintain a research program in developing and/or deploying advanced detectors
• Post-doctoral experience
• Exhibit a commitment to the educational mission of the College of Science, including curricular development
• Being capable of including undergraduate students in research
• Exhibit strong communication skills
• Be legally eligible to work in the United States beginning August, 2013
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences

Apply online at Search: 754BR. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a vita; a ‘contribution to diversity' statement; a description of research goals, teaching statement, and a list of three current professional references.

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Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until an acceptable candidate is found. Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications by January 15, 2014.

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.