Assistant/Associate Professor - Rochester Institute of Technology

Requisition Number: 5409BR
School/Department: Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Tech
College: College of Engineering Technology
Faculty Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure
Anticipated Start Date: August 2021

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The Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET) department in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology (CET) is currently seeking applications from exceptional candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position, to support the Mechanical, Robotics & Manufacturing and Mechatronics Engineering Technology Undergraduate Programs, and a Graduate Masters of Science program with concentrations in Product Design, Robotics & Automation Manufacturing Systems, Quality, Polymer Engineering & Technology, Advanced Mechanics, Electronics Packaging. Candidates for this position will be expected to teach, publish and also conduct externally funded research in areas related to Smart Manufacturing, Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics. Expertise in standard industrial robotics systems such as Fanuc, ABB, KUKA and others preferred. Expertise in industrial control systems and programmable logic controllers is highly desirable.

Responsibilities will include teaching, research and service. A willingness to collaborate in all areas is expected. Teaching will include course and laboratory development with delivery via classroom, online and hybrid formats. Research will be expected in a well-defined area of focus including securing external funding and dissemination in peer-reviewed journal publications. Service will include contributions to the department, college and university; and maintaining a clear professional development agenda to support the department’s growth. Our Dual Career Program provides services to eligible spouses/partners of newly hired full time tenure-track faculty who are relocating to the Rochester area.

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.


The department is housed in the College of Engineering Technology (CET), one of RIT’s nine colleges, which enrolls approximately 12% percent of the university’s students. CET prides itself on its constant evolution, innovation, and global outreach via online learning, corporate education, and international programs. CET is known throughout the RIT, national, and international communities as an excellent choice for an education that embraces the integration of “hands-on learning” and application based instruction grounded in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. (


The Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET) has an outstanding faculty and staff, world-class facilities, and innovative curricula that provides an unparalleled academic experience. The MMET department has 21 full-time faculty, 6 lecturers, more than 15 adjunct faculty, approximately 720 students and continues to grow. MMET offers three Bachelors of Science and one Master of Science degree programs. Each program specializes in providing an experiential learning environment through integrated laboratory activities, innovative projects, and applied-research. To gain real world experience, in his or her field of study, each student completes a year of co-operative work experience in industry. Our programs are strongly career focused and hence the department enjoys an outstanding record of successfully preparing students for industry. (


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


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Robotics, Automation Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, or an earned doctorate in a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience to teach in one or more of the following areas: Smart Manufacturing, Robotics, Automation, Mechatronics.
  • Demonstrated expertise in widely deployed industrial robotics and automation systems including PLC’s, Fanuc / ABB / KUKA / etc. robots, CNC machining systems, and similar hardware.
  • Demonstrated research in the areas listed above as evidenced by funded research and peer-reviewed journal publications.
  • Evidence of ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences


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Please submit your online application; your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; your current vita; and upload the following attachments:

  • A teaching philosophy
  • Research Statement
  • The name, title, email address and phone number for three references

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