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Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor in Illustration
Rochester Institute of Technology

Date Posted Dec. 17, 2020
Title Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor in Illustration
University Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY, United States
Department School of Art
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Design - Graphic Design/Illustration
    Game Design/Animation
    Art - General

Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor in Illustration

Faculty Position: Illustration

The School of Art at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites candidates to apply for a tenure track, Assistant Professor faculty position in the Illustration Program. The appointment begins in August of 2021. The position requires teaching three courses per semester, typically teaching at the sophomore through senior levels of the BFA Illustration Program, but subject to the needs of the department and school. This may include teaching assignments in the first year Foundation level courses that support all programs within the School of Art. BFA students go through a rigorous foundation year, introduction to major areas their sophomore year, then choose from a wide selection of courses at the junior and senior levels. The Illustration Program emphasizes drawing, proficiency with traditional and digital media, and visual problem-solving skills in a rigorous program focused on developing professional competencies for all illustration markets.

As an active practitioner in the field, the successful applicant will be a passionate educator with knowledge of both historic traditions and current trends in illustration. The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience in the game and/or entertainment markets. They will bring rigor and innovation to the program and possess a strong commitment to community and collegiality with a willingness to employ technology. An MFA and teaching experience are required. Experience as an established professional illustrator is required. Expectations include advising; school, college, and university committee service; recruitment; program development; and a record of creative/research activities that meet tenure requirements.

We are seeking an individual who is engaged in diverse practices in illustration and has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; cross disciplinary opportunities; 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 statement.

Required Minimum Qualifications
- MFA Degree
- Teaching experience beyond Graduate Assistant
- Expertise in Illustration styles and approaches
- Expertise in traditional and digital methods for Illustration
- Expertise creating and delivering content through all media
- Professional record of work in the Illustration field; especially the game and entertainment fields

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How To Apply
Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 5434BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, and upload the following attachments:

- The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
- Portfolio of Work: 20 examples of your professional work (Max size 5MB)
- 20 examples of your students’ work (Max size 5MB)
- A statement of teaching philosophy

The School of Art offers professionally-oriented BFA coursework in ceramics, expanded forms, furniture design, glass, illustration, medical illustration, metals & jewelry design, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. There are 285 undergraduate students, with 148 majoring in Illustration. Graduate coursework is offered in fine arts studio and art education. To learn more about the programs, faculty, and students in SOA, please visit

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.

  • 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

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