Lecturer, Communications (6003BR) - Rochester Institute of Technology

Requisition Number: 6003BR

School/Department: Communications

College : College of Liberal Arts

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

Anticipated Start Date: August 2022

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Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Communication invites applications for a lecturer faculty member (non-tenure track) beginning August 2022. The School is particularly interested in persons with industry experience in technical communication and writing.

Successful candidates will have teaching strengths in some of the following areas: Journalism, Business Communication, Advertising, Public Relations, Communication, Human Communication, Mass Communication, and Public Speaking. The ability to teach other courses in all three of our undergraduate programs is desirable.

A Master’s degree in communication, or a related field, is required. We are seeking candidates with a demonstrable record of professional community relationships.

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 School of Communication offers BS degrees in Advertising & Public Relations, Communication, and Journalism and an MS in Communication. There are 23 full-time faculty.

RIT’s School of Communication is dedicated to exceptional teaching and individual attention to students. Our undergraduate and graduate curriculum emphasizes applied theory and practical knowledge with an interdisciplinary focus; students also take courses outside of the School of Communication to complement their major, typically in the colleges of Business, Computing and Information Sciences, and Art and Design.

Faculty in the School pursue, publish and produce research and creative works related to spoken, written, visual and other mediated forms of communication; have a wide range of interests in communication-related fields; and also pursue professional interests in the broader Rochester region.

The College of Liberal Arts is one of nine colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology. The College has over 150 faculty in 13 departments in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The College currently offers fourteen undergraduate degree programs and five Master degrees, serving over 800 students.


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.


  • A Master’s degree in communication, or a related field.
  • Successful teaching experience in some of the following areas: Technical Communication, Journalism, Business Communication, Advertising, Public Relations, Human Communication, Mass Communication, and Public Speaking.
  • Industry experience in some of the following areas: Technical Communication, Journalism, Business Communication, Advertising, and Public Relations.
  • A demonstrable record of professional community relationships
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.


Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 6003BR. 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.