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Tenure-Track Advertising Photography Instructional Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology

Date Posted Dec. 26, 2019
Title Tenure-Track Advertising Photography Instructional Faculty
University Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY, United States
Department School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Digital Media
    Art - Photography

Tenure-Track Advertising Photography Instructional Faculty


College of Art and Design

CAD School of Photo Arts and Sciences

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer, Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline: Advertising Photography

Faculty Rank: Lecturer, Assistant Professor

Employment Category: Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date: 12-Aug-2020

Department/College Description

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

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,

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


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 Search: 4990BR. Please submit your online application; your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; your current vita; and upload the following attachments:
  • A contribution to diversity statement
  • A teaching philosophy
  • Examples of peer-reviewed published work
  • 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:
Associate Director, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology

Application review begins February 14, 2020 and continues until the position is filled.

The direct link to this posting can be found here:

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

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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