Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Liberal Arts

Position ID:Rochester Institute of Technology-College of Liberal Arts-IFE [#12303]
Position Title: Instructional Faculty - English - Tenure Track
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Rochester, New York 14623, United States
Subject Areas: English
Digital Humanities
Appl Deadline: (posted 2018/10/08, listed until 2019/04/08)
Position Description:    

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Instructional Faculty - English - Tenure Track 4105BR College of Liberal Arts CLA-English

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor Employment Category: Fulltime Anticipated Start Date: 14-Aug-2019

Department/College Description THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT: The Department of English offers a wide range of courses, with a disciplinary focus on our four field areas: Creative Writing, Digital Literatures & Comparative Media, English, and Language Science. Across disciplines, we enjoy close partnerships with Digital Humanities & Social Sciences, Interactive Games and Media, Art and Design, and Computer Science. Our faculty teach courses in fantasy and speculative fiction, language science or natural language processing, and offerings in literary texts, digital artifacts, and emerging media. The English Department also hosts the Center for Engaged Storycraft (CES), an interdisciplinary center that engages scholars, communities, and students in practices of story, story-based analytics, and technical craft.

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.”

Detailed Job Description The Department of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with an emphasis on digital humanities, beginning in August 2019. The candidate must have a PhD in English or a related field in hand by the time of appointment. The candidate must have achieved specialization in any method of digital humanities research, broadly conceived. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute on a regular basis to multi-disciplinary programs. Applicants should demonstrate technical/computational expertise in their area of specialization.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and have an active scholarly profile, with knowledge of one or more programming languages. Qualified candidates will show success with critical and creative digital humanities activity. Candidates should also demonstrate a clear plan for pursuing sponsored research. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who will exhibit the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory courses in the Department of English, core courses in RIT's Digital Humanities and Social Sciences program, and upper-division English courses in the applicant's area(s) of expertise. Courses offered range from Literature, Culture, and Media, Text and Code, Literary Geographies, Games and Literature, Media Adaptation, and Literature and Technology. Our DHSS curriculum includes courses in culture, ethics, media archeology, multimodal writing and emphasizes projects, capstones, and internships or co-ops. Teaching load will be 2/3.

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 values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

Required Minimum Qualifications • PhD in English or related degree; • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and create projects in digital humanities; • Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate college courses; • Demonstrated ability to supervise collaborative student projects; • Demonstrate technical/computational expertise, with knowledge of programming language(s); • Sustainable plan for grant attainment; • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level PhD

Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Research Statement, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Writing Samples

How To Apply Apply online at Keyword Search: 4105BR Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments: • A research statement (not to exceed 2 pages) • A sample project, sample scholarly product, or writing sample (url acceptable) • A brief teaching statement (not to exceed 2 pages) • The names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references • Contribution to Diversity Statement You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 1st 2018. The position will be kept open until a suitable candidate is found.

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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

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