6743BR Visiting Lecturer, Metals and Jewelry

Requisition Number: 6743 BR

School/Department: CAD School for American Crafts

College : College of Art and Design

Faculty Rank : Visiting Lecturer
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure-Track Visiting

Anticipated Start Date: 10-Aug-2022

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The School of Art and School for American Crafts in the College of Art and Design invites applicants to apply for a one-year, non-tenure track visiting lecturer position in our Metals and Jewelry Design program. The appointment begins August 10, 2022. The ideal candidate will teach a full load of introductory undergraduate courses to BFA students as well as graduate courses to MFA students. The range of student experience in the Metals and Jewelry Design program requires the candidate to demonstrate outstanding skills including welding, metal fabrication for large and small formats, casting, forming, a broad range of processes and material usage for contemporary jewelry design as well as incorporation of digital technologies. In addition, the candidate will be expected to contribute to the program through critiques, portfolio reviews, and curricular design.

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. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.


RIT’s College of Art and Design is the university’s creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect in our 200,000+ sq. ft. facility. We are a dynamic and professional arts and design community comprised of 2,000 students (UG and Grad), nearly 140 full-time faculty, 60 creative staff, and a number of professional part-time faculty, all of whom contribute to our College’s ecosystem. The College’s four schools offer programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Photographic 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 also takes full advantage of RIT’s opportunities in technology, STEM, engineering, sustainability, and entrepreneurism programs, as well as our global campuses, College of Art and Design | RIT.


The School of Art is home to 27 full-time faculty members leading programs in ceramics, expanded forms, furniture design, glass, illustration, medical illustration, metals and jewelry design, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. The minor in art history is based in the School of Art. Graduate programs in the School of Art are offered in fine arts studio and art education; the connected School for American Crafts houses graduate programs in glass, furniture design, metals and jewelry design, and ceramics. To learn more about the programs, faculty, and students in SOA, please visit School of Art | College of Art and Design | RIT.


Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu.


Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Portfolio of Students’ Work, Portfolio of Work, Sample Syllabus, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy


Apply online at Job Search Welcome | Rochester Institute of Technology search openings, then Keyword Search 6743BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

Contribution to diversity statement

Teaching philosophy

Portfolio of related work; a URL to an online portfolio is acceptable

Portfolio of student work; a URL to an online portfolio is acceptable

The name, title, company, email address and phone number for three professional references

Sample course syllabus

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 careers@rit.edu.