Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences, 6350 BR

Requisition Number: 6350 BR

School/Department: Biomedical Sciences

College : College of Health Sciences and Technology

Faculty Rank : Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

Anticipated Start Date: 8/2022

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DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Biomedical Sciences program, within the College of Health Sciences and Technology (CHST) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to join our faculty in August 2022. We are especially interested in applicants who are broadly trained in the biomedical sciences, whose research program addresses fundamental aspects of molecular / cell biology in areas including, but not limited to omics-based approaches, computational biology, gene expression and whole transcriptomic analysis to facilitate basic and advanced investigations. The selected applicant is expected to strengthen and expand the expertise of our current faculty, collaborate with existing faculty to form a community of teacher-scholars, develop an extramurally-funded independent research program as well as the teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate research students. While preference is given to hiring at the Assistant Professor level, highly qualified individuals may be considered at the rank of Associate Professor.

This position within the Biomedical Sciences program at RIT is one that encompasses teaching, scholarship and service. Additional responsibilities in this position will include professional advising to students, research mentoring of undergraduate / graduate students and other program related duties that commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor. A more complete detailing of the responsibilities are described as follows:

INSTRUCTION

  • Actively participate in classroom teaching, instruction and evaluation of courses and curriculum within the biomedical sciences program and the College of Health sciences and Technology (CHST), as applicable.
  • Provide ongoing evaluation and outcome analysis of teaching effectiveness as related to student outcomes and curriculum quality and effectiveness
  • Participate in the ongoing assessment of courses taught to maintain and assure the acquisition of relevant and current knowledge needed to prepare students for successful entry into post-RIT programs
  • Work with Program Director, professional staff, and additional faculty in the preparation and maintenance of a welcoming and inclusive learning environment in the classroom and throughout the program

PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

  • Pursuit of scholarship, through various activities, with a plan for dissemination of work. “Scholarship” at RIT will encompass four elements:*
  • Scholarship of discovery: When faculty use their professional expertise to discover knowledge, invent, or create original material. Scholarship of teaching/pedagogy: This is when faculty engage in the scholarship of teaching practice through peer-reviewed activities to improve pedagogy. Using this definition, a faculty member who studies and investigates student learning to develop strategies that improve learning has engaged in the scholarship of teaching. Scholarship of integration: When faculty use their professional expertise to connect, integrate, and synthesize knowledge. Using this definition, faculty members who take research findings or technological innovations and apply them to other situations would be engaging in the scholarship of integration. Scholarship of application: When faculty uses their professional expertise to engage in applied research, consultation, technical assistance, policy analysis, program evaluation or similar activities to solve problems. This definition recognizes that new intellectual understandings arise out of the act of application.

*RIT Policies and Procedures Manual, Policy E4.

  • Participate in local, regional, and/or national professional organizations and attend meetings when possible.
  • Maintain current clinical expertise by practicing, or gaining clinical exposure, in a local hospital, clinic, or private practice, when applicable and contingent on negotiation with Program Director and Dean.
  • Provide formal academic advisement and counseling to students of the biomedical sciences program.

PROGRAM, COLLEGE & INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE

  • Participation in college / program meetings, open house admission events and recruitment events.
  • Participate as a faculty member during graduation, student award events and so on
  • Meet with prospective students and their families in providing an overview of the biomedical sciences program.
  • Participate in committee assignments in the College of Health Sciences and Technology and University level (when applicable).
  • Participate in community outreach as it pertains to raising the visibility of the College of Health Sciences and its programs to the community, parents and prospective students.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Voluntary community activities are strongly encouraged by the College of Health Sciences and Technology and the University.

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.

Department/College Description

The College of Health Sciences and Technology is the center for both clinically-related and biomedical research-based innovative, flexible programs to meet both present and future needs of the health care system. As a community of dedicated faculty and staff, it is committed to diversity and student centeredness with the intention to deliver high quality education consistent with the mission of RIT. Building on a foundation of liberal arts and basic sciences, students will gain advanced knowledge in theoretical science and practical applications in experiential learning environments. These experiences will prepare students to serve humanity as practitioners, scientists, and leaders through their contribution to, and the provision of, high quality patient care, healthcare service, and/or applied translational biomedical research. The Biomedical Sciences Program (http://www.rit.edu/biomedicalsciences) has the highest student enrollment in the College of Health Sciences and Technology. (https://www.rit.edu/healthsciences). In addition to Biomedical Sciences, the college offers undergraduate degrees in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Exercise Science, Nutritional Sciences, and Dietetics and Nutrition; a BS/MS degree in Physician Assistant; and graduate degrees in Health Systems Management and Medical Illustration.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

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.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD degree required
  • Postdoctoral research experience
  • Ability to teach and mentor undergraduate/graduate research
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 6350BRBR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

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.