Rochester Institute of Technology
Applications are invited for multiple Visiting Lecturer positions starting in August 2018.
The Visiting Lecturer will contribute to the academic mission of the School of IGM and will be responsible for course preparations, formal classroom and lab teaching, and new lecture and lab course development in one or more of the following areas:
• Interactive Media
• Artificial Intelligence
• Real-time graphics programming
• Data structures and algorithms
• Game design/ development
• Web design/development
• Physical computing
• Aesthetic/creative computing
The Visiting Lecturer will also be responsible for student mentoring and contributing to the advancement of the School through service assignments. They will engage in professional growth through activities such as further study, creative projects, and active participation in professional societies. The successful candidates will have a passion for developing games/interactive media and have either industry experience or teaching experience in the areas of games/interactive media development andprogramming to inform their teaching. We are seeking individuals who have the ability and interest in contributing to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.
The College: The B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is the largest of RIT’s nine colleges and has an enrollment of over 3000 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students. The college, with over 140 faculty members, is housed in a modern facility equipped with numerous teaching and research laboratories. The college is home to the departments of Computer Science, Computing Security, Information Sciences and Technologies, Software Engineering, the School of Interactive Games and Media, and a college-wide PhD program, providing many opportunities for cooperation and research collaboration within and beyond the college.
The School: The School of Interactive Games and Media (IGM) has 28 full-time faculty and is committed to excellence in teaching and research. We offer undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Design and Development and New Media Interactive Design as well as a Master of Science and a BS/MS in Game Design and Development. IGM serves nearly 800 undergraduate students (including mandatory co-op experience) and about 50 graduate students. IGM is currently ranked second by the Princeton Review nationally in Game Design and Development programs at the undergraduate level and fourth at the graduate level. IGM works closely with RIT’s MAGIC (Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity) Center, which is a university-wide effort to foster a wide range of collaboration, research, and publishing in games and digital media. The MAGIC Center is comprised of both a university research & development center and an independent game publishing studio.
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 emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 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 one of the “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, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 51st largest metro area in the United States and the third largest city New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly 1.1 million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 18% African and Latin Americans and another 3% of international origin. It is also home to one of the largest deaf communities per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 4th for “Most Affordable City” by Forbes Magazine ,and MSN selected Rochester as the “#1 Most Livable Bargain Market” (for real-estate). Kiplinger named Rochester one of the top five “Best City for Families.”
Required Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s degree in related discipline
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Successful applicants have demonstrated the ability and/or potential to teach effectively
Required Minimum Education Level
Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Interactive Games & Media
Anticipated Start Date
Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Letters of Recommendation, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
How To Apply
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty search openings, then Keyword Search: 3792BR. Please provide a cover letter of interest
that addresses the position qualifications, a current curriculum vita or resume, and upload the following attachments:
• A one-page statement of teaching experience/philosophy
• A link to your portfolio of work
In addition, please arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Interactive Games & Media School Administration Search Committee c/o Jill Bray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are 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.