Lecturer, Liberal Studies (6136BR) - Rochester Institute of Technology

Requisition Number: 6136BR

School/Department: Liberal Studies

College : National Technical Institute for the Deaf

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

Anticipated Start Date:

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The Department of Liberal Studies at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf invites applications for one faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. The position is a 9-month, non-tenure track appointment. Application reviews will begin Fall 2021.

The new LEAD Lecturer will:

  • Teach and tutor courses in the Community Development and Inclusive Leadership Baccalaureate Degree Program (https://www.rit.edu/ntid/study/community-development-and-inclusive-leadership-bs).
  • Teach courses in the Dialogues in Diversity series.
  • Attend professional development activities
  • Participate in communication development activities
  • Participate in antiracism, diversity and inclusion development activities
  • Participate fully in the department’s curricular initiatives and related faculty duties.

The lecturer will have the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.


The National Technical Institute for the Deaf web page is located at https://ntid.rit.edu and the Department of Liberal Studies web page is located at https://www.rit.edu/ntid/liberalstudies. The department has two degree programs, of which this is one, and the Applied Liberal Arts AS degree. DLS also offers tutoring in English and liberal arts, and is actively engaged in research. Some courses are taught for the College of Liberal Arts by DLS faculty. Come and work for an innovative and exciting department!


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  • Master degrees in any of the following relevant fields: social justice, African-American or Black studies, Ethnic studies, Deaf studies, Disability studies, Gender studies, LGBTQIA+ studies or relevant field
  • Teaching experience, or training experience in postsecondary settings, communities or organizations focusing on diversity and inclusion
  • Experience in program coordination focusing on diversity and inclusion
  • Proficient in ASL
  • Ability to teach a variety of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and hearing students who may utilize a variety of communication and learning modalities
  • Significant experience in community development initiatives and/or leadership focusing on diversity and inclusion
  • 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. Keyword Search 6136BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, and cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

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