Assistant Professor, Graphic Media Science & Tech - Rochester Institute of Technology

Requisition Number: 5613BR

School/Department: Graphic Media Science and Technology

College : College of Engineering Technology

Faculty Rank : Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

Anticipated Start Date: Aug 2021

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Candidates for this position will be expected to teach and conduct focused research in Print and Graphic Media Science, Technology, and Management and/or discipline-based education research. As CET also houses programs with related disciplines, including packaging science and environmental sustainability, health and safety, the successful candidate will be expected to support interdisciplinary teaching and research opportunities within the College, as well.

Responsibilities will include teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching will include course and laboratory development with delivery via traditional and non-traditional formats. Scholarship productivity including securing external funding and publications in a well-defined area of focus that enhances and compliments the department’s strategic objectives is expected. Service will include contributions to the department, college, and university; and maintaining a clear professional development agenda to support the School’s growth.

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 College of Engineering Technology (CET) is one of RIT’s eight colleges enrolling 9 percent of the university’s students. 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 Graphic Media Science and Technology has an outstanding faculty and staff, world-class facilities, and innovative curricula that provides an unparalleled academic experience. More information available at


The School of Media Sciences is a dynamic home of a diverse faculty who engage in a variety of engaging teaching and research activities. The department offers a BS degree in Media Arts and Technology and an MS degree in Print and Graphic Media Science. Tracing its roots to 1922, the department builds upon its rich tradition of preparing the next generation of leaders in graphic communication industry serving the marketing communications, packaging, publishing, functional printing, and allied industries. Through a required cooperative education program and extensive research and testing capabilities, the department enjoys close collaboration and support from a wide variety of industry partners, foundations and institutes, and boasts thousands of active alumni.


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


  • PhD. in Print/Paper/Ink, graphic communication, Graphic Media Science, industrial studies, materials science, or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the field of graphic communication in areas such as: traditional, digital, and functional printing technologies, database publishing, web page development, information architecture, or related areas
  • Demonstrated ability ,interest and skills in conducting research
  • Evidence of scholarly activity in the field of graphic communication and related areas
  • Evidence of ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences
  • Demonstrated high quality teaching or training experience and ability to deliver instruction across a variety of graphic communication areas
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and teach engaging, hands-on laboratory learning experiences


Apply online at Search: 5613BR. Please submit the following: your online application; cover letter addressing the required qualifications for this position; a curriculum vitae, and upload the following attachments:

List of Publications

Research Statement

Statement of Diversity Contribution

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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