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Instructional Faculty - Illustration, Foundation - Tenure Track
Rochester Institute of Technology

Date Posted Jan. 11, 2019
Title Instructional Faculty - Illustration, Foundation - Tenure Track
University Rochester Institute of Technology More About This Institution...
Rochester, NY, United States
Department School of Art More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 14, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Design - Graphic Design/Illustration
    Art - General
    Fine Arts - General

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 2019. Successful candidates must be committed to teaching six classes per year in all levels of undergraduate Illustration curricula. This may include teaching assignments at the first year Foundation level courses that support all of our programs within the School of Art. BFA students go through a rigorous foundation year, introduction to major areas their sophomore year, then into the major courses their junior and senior years. The Illustration Department emphasizes drawing, proficiency with traditional and digital media, and visual problem-solving skills in a rigorous program focused on developing professional competencies for the illustration market.

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 candidate 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 is required. Experience as an established professional illustrator is required. The position requires teaching three courses per semester, typically teaching at the sophomore through senior levels of the Illustration Program, but subject to the needs of the department and school. Expectations include advising, art school and institute committee service, recruitment, program development, and production of a record of creative or research activities that meet tenure requirements.

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

For more information and to apply,; Keyword Search 4184BR. Please view our other School of Art faculty posting, 4090BR.

  • 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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  • Glen Hintz
    School of Art
    Rochester Institute of Technology


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