Assistant Professor, National Technical Institute for the Deaf 4437BR National Technical Institute for the Deaf NTID Office of the President -- RIT VP/Dean
Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track, Tenured Faculty Discipline: Faculty Rank: Associate Professor Employment Category: Fulltime Anticipated Start Date:
THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT: NTID, one of the nine colleges of RIT, is the worlds largest technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students. Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, it represents the worlds first effort to educate large numbers of deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing students. Together with more than 16,000 full and part-time hearing students, over 1000 deaf students from 46 states and abroad study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology. NTID is committed to creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences. For more information about NTID at RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu.
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 rit.edu.
Detailed Job Description
NATURE OF POSITION: Full-time, tenurable (tenured or tenure-track), 12-month, academic research position. Rank to be determined at time of hire.
This new position is intended for a mid-career scholar who is familiar or experienced with regard to the education of learners who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and interested in playing a key role in NTID's emerging research agenda. The individual will be expected to have an established research record, preferably with a history of extramural funding, and motivated to be a leader in asking discipline- and institution-related questions consistent with NTID's mission and goals: NTID conducts applied research in postsecondary educational-, occupational-, and employment-related aspects of deafness, communication access and assessment; the demographics of NTID's target population; and learning processes in postsecondary education. We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to RIT's core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.
PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: Both independently and collaboratively conduct research concerning educational processes and outcomes, employment preparation and success, and the social and economic status of individuals who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.
The primary research focus will be on issues of interest and importance in the field of deaf education and for NTID, in particular. A portion of the individual's ongoing research may be dedicated to continuing programmatic research on related topics.
The successful candidate will work with the NTID Associate Vice President for Research, other members of the NTID administration, and department chairs to identify areas of research need drawing on existing expertise within the college. It is expected the individual will pursue extramural funding for research projects that fall within the needs and mission of NTID as well as, potentially in addition, the investigator's own programmatic research interests.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Earned doctoral degree.
Established record of sponsored research, preferably, but not limited to, the education, cognitive processes, linguistics, communication, social development, employment, or accessible technology of and/or for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Experience with a variety of research designs and data analysis methodologies.
Experience in the preparation and submission of extramural grants.
Proficiency in or the ability to become proficient in American Sign Language.
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the colleges continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Required Minimum Education Level
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Research Statement, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
How To Apply Please apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty .Keyword Search: 4437BR. In order to be considered for this position, please submit your online application, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; curriculum vitae; and upload the following attachments:
List of three references with contact information
Contribution to diversity statement
A statement of teaching philosophy
A Research Statement
Review of applications will begin immediately.
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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 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 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural ...and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”