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JOB: Rochester Institute of Technology, Full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor

Rochester Institute of Technology

Full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor

Golisano College of Computing & Info Sciences

GCCIS – Interactive Games & Media

Detailed Job Description

Applications are invited for multiple Visiting Assistant Professor positions starting in August 2018.  The Visiting Assistant Professor will contribute to the academic mission of the School of Interactive Games and Media 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
  • Introductory programming (C#, C++, JavaScript)
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Game design/ development
  • Web design/development
  • Physical computing
  • Aesthetic/creative computing
  • Digital Audio/Sound Design

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to IGM and the college via scholarship, research, as well as teaching and mentoring of BS and MS students. Successful applicants will have a passion for game/interactive media development and value and engage in cross-disciplinary work across the college and university.
We are seeking individuals who have the ability and interest in contributing to RIT’s core valueshonor code, and diversity commitment.

Department/College Description

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 nearly 30 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 Development 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 60 graduate students.  IGM is currently ranked fifth by the Princeton Review nationally in Game Design and Development programs at the undergraduate level and seventh 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.

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

  • PhD or MFA in related discipline
  • Successful applicants will have a record of publicly disseminated scholarly and/or creative work in one of the areas listed above and demonstrated the ability and/or potential to teach effectively.

Required Minimum Education Level


Faculty Type (Tenure Status)

Non-Tenure-Track Visiting

Faculty Discipline

Interactive Games & Media

Faculty Rank

Visiting Assistant Professor

Employment Category


Anticipated Start Date


Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Letters of Recommendation, Research Statement, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply

Apply online at faculty. Please provide a cover letter of interest that addresses the position qualifications, a current curriculum vitae or resume, and upload the following attachments:

  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • A research statement

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.

Additional Details

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