Visiting Lecturer, School of Information - Rochester Institute of Technology

Requisition Number: 5793

School/Department: School of Information

College : Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

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

Anticipated Start Date: August 2021

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DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:

The School of Information at RIT invites applications for a Visiting Lecturer position, beginning fall 2021. The successful candidate will be able to teach a broad range of courses, which may include, e.g. introductory programming (Python, Java), web design and development, and/or user-interface design and human-computer interaction. In particular, we seek candidates who can demonstrate knowledge and experience with most of the following:

  • Python and Java Programming
  • HTML5 and CSS
  • JavaScript and web libraries (e.g., jQuery, D3)
  • User interface design and human-computer interaction

Successful candidates will have the ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, engage students, and perform department service. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal.

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:

Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at RIT is one of the most comprehensive computing colleges in the nation. The college is housed in modern facilities in Rochester, NY, that include leading programs in computer science, game design and cybersecurity. As home to the country’s first undergraduate programs in software engineering and information technology, as well as the recently opened Global Cybersecurity Institute, Golisano College has long been a leader in computing education and research. Faculty, staff and students have access to specialized studios, labs, and equipment that are among the most complete and current of any university in the world. Moreover, Golisano College graduates go on to work at the world’s leading tech firms and have developed groundbreaking technology like the Kinect for Xbox 360 and game-changing innovations like jQuery. The college is home to the departments of Computer Science, Computing Security, and Software Engineering, as well as the School of Information, the School of Interactive Games & Media, and a college-wide PhD program, providing abundant opportunities for research collaboration within and beyond the college.

THE DEPARTMENT:

The Department: The School of Information (the iSchool) is one of six administrative units within the College of Computing and Information Sciences; the School creates and applies knowledge in the field of information science, to bring together people, information, and technology. The iSchool oversees academic and curricula development for both undergraduate, and graduate students, pursuing degrees in three undergraduate BS programs, three graduate programs, and two advanced certificate programs - including programs in computing and information technologies, human-computer interaction, data science and analytics, and web and mobile computing. The iSchool provides leadership, administrative, financial, and logistical support to more than 700 undergraduate and graduate students with 30 faculty and 6 staff in Rochester, and also provides support of the School’s degrees at RIT’s global campuses in Croatia, Kosovo, and UAE. The School is among the university leaders in terms of grant generation and publications, and faculty include winners of university awards for teaching and research, as well as professional leaders, including ACM SIG chairs. The School is also home to several labs and research centers, especially in the areas of human-computer interaction, accessibility, and data analytics. The School also plays a large research and delivery role in the university’s Computing for All efforts, to foster greater inclusion in computing and information sciences.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

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.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of a master’s degree in Information Science, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Ability to contribute to the curriculum
  • Strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Keyword Search: 5793BR

Please submit: your online application; a cover letter; curriculum vitae or resume, and upload the following attachments:

  • List of three references and their contact information
  • Portfolio of, or links to, your work, if available.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

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.