Visiting Assistant Professor, NTID Liberal Studies - Rochester Institute of Technology

Requisition Number: 5621BR

School/Department: NTID Liberal Studies

College : National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Faculty Rank : Visiting Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure-Track Research

Anticipated Start Date: Aug 2021

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This is a 12-month, visiting research assistant professor , non-tenure track, with an initial appointment period of three years, at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). This position reports to the Director of the SPaCE(Sensory, Perceptual, and Cognitive Ecology Center) center. The individual hired will be responsible for conducting and disseminating research into the educational experiences and practices of deaf and hard-of-hearing learners at both the K-12 and higher education levels. The person hired will develop their own line of quantitative or qualitative research that contributes to our understanding of how diversity within the DHH(deaf/hard of hearing) student body and their prior educational and social experiences impacts ongoing learning and cognitive function.


  • Seek external funding related to DHH in K-12 or post-secondary levels and implement funded projects that supports NTID’s secondary mission. Such proposal development and implementation responsibilities may take place in a context of collaboration with the aforementioned internal and external collaborative partners.
  • Conduct and disseminate research into the educational experiences of DHH K-12 or post-secondary learners.
  • Secure funding to support research and development programs sufficient in magnitude to cover a majority of the salary and benefits expenses of the post, making such progress as stipulated in an annual Plan of Work.
  • Oversee external funding including budget expenditures and hiring, training, and supervision of professional staff and students working on grant-related duties.
  • Produce and submit relevant manuscripts to peer-reviewed publications on a regular basis.
  • Educate local, state and national community stakeholders and provide ongoing consultation regarding DHH K-12 and post-secondary experiences.
  • Provide mentoring to DHH students pursuing research activities at NTID or RIT.
  • Travel locally and nationally as needed for research collaborations, dissemination of research findings and to fulfill the listed key activities.
  • Participate in local, regional, and/or national professional organizations as appropriate.
  • Participate in such duties and responsibilities as are deemed necessary by the Director of SPaCE.
  • Research activities: grant writing, conducting research, manuscript writing, and conference presentations
  • Other duties as assigned (possibly tutoring or teaching)

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.


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


  • Advanced degree: MD or PhD in Public Health, Psychology, Health Sciences, Education, or related fields.
  • 1+ years of post-doctoral training or job experience in biomedical and behavioral science research, including having presented at professional health-related conferences, written or collaborated in grant writing, and produced research-related manuscripts.
  • Must be fluent in American Sign Language and able to communicate directly with DHH research participants who have various degrees of sign language ability.


Please apply online at; Keyword Search 5621BR. In order to be considered for this position, please submit your online application, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; curriculum vitae; and upload the following attachments:

Review of applications will begin immediately.

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