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Director, School of Film and Animation - Tenured Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology

Date Posted Sep. 27, 2018
Title Director, School of Film and Animation - Tenured Faculty
University Rochester Institute of Technology More About This Institution...
Rochester, NY, United States
Department School of Film and Animation More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Associate Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Game Design/Animation

The College of Art and Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology seeks a visionary leader for the position of School Director of the School of Film and Animation (SOFA). The ideal candidate will be responsible for leading a diverse and accomplished faculty in the operation of the School’s BFA and MFA degrees in film production with emphasis in either animation or live action, and a BS degree in Motion Picture Science; mentoring and evaluating faculty and staff; and creating a supportive and stimulating environment for all students. 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. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated passion for curriculum development and organizational management, and to work collaboratively to build on the School’s outstanding legacies to ensure a bright future. SOFA enrollment is 315 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. This is a tenured position that reports to the Dean of the College of Art and Design with an anticipated start date of July 2019.

Some responsibilities include:
- Leading short- and long-term strategic planning for the School in conjunction with undergraduate and graduate program directors, staff, and College leadership.
- Spearheading School fundraising, outreach, recruitment, and marketing efforts.
- Ensuring robust and collaborative relationships with the leadership of the College and its other schools; with faculty, staff, and students of SOFA; and with MAGIC Spell Studios (MSS), the Center for Imaging Science (CIS), and other RIT entities.
- Budgetary – manage the School’s annual operating budget, and initiate and propose capital equipment and space improvement requests

For position information and to apply,; search openings, Keyword Search 4095BR. Please search other School of Film and Animation openings: 4027BR; 4063BR; 4075BR.

  • 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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