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Assistant Professor – Museum Studies (2 positions) [Rochester Institute of Technology]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on December 30, 1973 in job announcements |

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Liberal Arts
FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM ©

Position Title: Instructional Faculty
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Faculty Type: Tenure Track
Department: Performing Arts & Visual Culture
PC# 2517 and 2516 Requisition# 862BR and Requisition# 861BR
Anticipated Start Date: August 13, 2014

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Department of Performing Arts & Visual Culture at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level.

Requisition# 861BR:
We are looking for a teacher/scholar/practitioner who can support our Museum Studies B.S. degree program, including student advising, curriculum development, and teaching courses in  History and Theory of Exhibitions, Exhibition Design, and other visual culture courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, and other courses as needed by the department.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Ph.D. in Visual Culture, Art History, History, or relevant field, completed prior to date of hire
• Teaching experience at the college level
• Research interests in the history and theory of exhibitions and/or the culture of display
• Museum experience
• Ability to contribute to RIT’s Museum Studies B.S. degree program, the Visual Culture program, and the Department of Performing Arts & Visual Culture
• Experience in disciplinary or interdisciplinary research and teaching collaborations
• Evidence of publication and a coherent plan for research and/or exhibition development
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Requisition# 862BR:
We are looking for a teacher/scholar/practitioner who can support our Museum Studies B.S. degree program, including student advising, curriculum development, and teaching courses in  Museums in the Digital Age, Museum Informatics, Museum Technologies and Visitor Outreach, and other visual culture courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, and other courses as needed by the department.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Ph.D. in Visual Culture, Art History, History, or relevant field, completed prior to date of hire
• Graduate coursework in Museum Studies and/or museum experience
• Teaching experience at the college level
• Research interests in museums and technology
• Ability to contribute to RIT’s Museum Studies B.S. Degree program, the Visual Culture program, and the Department of Performing Arts & Visual Culture
• Experience in disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and teaching collaborations
• Evidence of publication and a coherent plan for future scholarly work
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

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. Select to view links to RIT’s core valueshonor code, and diversity commitment.

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
The College of Liberal Arts is one of nine colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology. The College has more than 150 faculty members in 12 departments in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts. The College currently offers 12 undergraduate degree programs and 5 Master’s degree programs serving over 800 students. The Department of Performing Arts & Visual Culture comprises 11 full-time faculty members who strongly value both research and teaching. The Department, in collaboration with the Department of History, offers a B.S. in Museum Studies. The undergraduate program values interdisciplinarity in faculty and student research and in the curriculum, and has many ties with other programs and departments on the campus.

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, located close to Lake Ontario along the historic route of the Erie Canal, is the 51st largest metropolitan area in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region is home to more than one million people and is rich in ethnic and cultural diversity. In 2012, nearly 18% of the region’s population was African-American or Hispanic, and nearly 7% was foreign born. Rochester is also home to the largest Deaf community per capita in the U.S. The area is also rich in the performing and visual arts as the home of the Eastman School of Music, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, jazz clubs, and various museums, including the Memorial Art Gallery, the George Eastman House/International Museum of Photography and Film, and The Strong National Museum of Play. An increasingly popular stop along the “Freedom Trail,” Rochester provides opportunities to visit historical sites associated with the Underground Railroad and the Women’s Rights Movements.

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Search: 862BR or 861BR. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a CV; a writing sample (sample of scholarship or exhibition catalogue); a “contribution to diversity” statement; and the names and contact information for three references.

CONTACT:
Please direct all questions about this position to Dr. Tina Lent, Search Committee Chair, Department of Performing Arts & Visual Culture, Rochester Institute of Technology, 92 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604. E-mail: tnlgsh@rit.edu phone 585-475-2460.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
All materials must be received by Thursday, January 30, 2014.

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 orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

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