Assistant Professor, Masters in Secondary Education(6521BR)

Requisition Number: 6521BR

School/Department: Masters in Secondary Education

College : National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Faculty Rank : Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

Anticipated Start Date: August-2022

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  • Teach Deaf Education courses and other disciplines within one’s expertise
  • Mentor and supervise assigned student teachers during student teaching and practicum.
  • Conduct research in areas related to NTID’s mission and in the area of one’s expertise and willingness to expand interests in other disciplines if needed.
  • Have experience with online delivery and the development of instructional courses online is required as the program is online.
  • Assist the department chair in seeking, brainstorming and writing grant applications to further NTID’s mission in educational excellence.
  • Participate in department, center, and institute level committees and activities
  • Participate in professional organizations and professional development activities regarding multiculturalism, instructional strategies, curriculum concepts, teacher education and supervision.
  • Work with Department Colleagues in satisfying tasks for CAEP accreditation, including gathering, analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Work with Department Chair on other tasks if needed for program improvement and development, including new certificates and graduate programs.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development to further NTID’s commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, individual differences and inclusion

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.


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  • Earned doctorate degree in education of the deaf or a relevant field or ABD with a graduation date prior to December 2022
  • Valid teaching license in teaching K-12 deaf and hard-of-hearing students, in order to observe students in their student teaching placements.
  • Prior employment experience in teaching P-12 deaf and hard of hearing students.
  • Demonstrated scholarship in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education, Special Education and/or related-fields with evidence of peer-reviewed dissemination commensurate for the rank of assistant professor at RIT.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) and familiarity with Deaf culture strongly preferred. Candidates who are not fluent in ASL must commence learning immediately (by enrolling in ASL courses) and be able to demonstrate proficiency within period specified in the letter of hire.


Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 6520BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachment:

  • The names, addresses and phone numbers 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