Department Chair-NTID Department for Performing Arts 5012BR National Technical Institute for the Deaf NTID Department for Performing Arts
Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenured Faculty Discipline: Faculty Rank: Associate Professor, Professor Employment Category: Fulltime Anticipated Start Date: 11-Jan-2021
Department/College Description 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 www.rit.edu .
Detailed Job Description Nature of Position Full-time, 9-month, academic leadership position with the possibility of summer contract, when necessary. Report to the Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves as a member of the chairperson cabinet. 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 statement of diversity.
Term Appointed by the Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs of NTID in consultation with President and Dean of NTID and the department faculty. A comprehensive summative review every 3-5 years with possibility for re-appointment
Curriculum and Support Services: Provide innovative and strategic direction for the design, delivery and on-going evaluation of well-articulated, state-of-the-art education programs, teaching, curricula and academic support services that facilitate student success. Delivery of programs should be designed to maximize enrollment and participation of students, including innovative technological approaches. The current program coordinates department academic activities with the College of Liberal Arts Performing Arts and Visual Culture department to benefit students at the AAS, BS, and advanced degree levels. Advance the educational interests and academic success of RIT and NTID students, faculty and staff within RIT strategic plans for performing arts. Oversee student records and scheduling functions, student recruitment, co-op placement, advisement and accreditation as appropriate to departmental mission.
National Leadership: Participate, serve and/or lead in major relevant professional organizations, curriculum, research and scholarly efforts that foster NTID prominent positions in the field of deaf education and performing arts in the areas of Deaf theatre, traditional theatre, dance, and musical theatre. Facilitate opportunities for national, state, and community collaborations that enhance the educational experiences of students and the academic recognition of the technological excellence of the RIT colleges.
Human Resources: Manage the composition, evaluation and development of the department's human resources using approaches that are consistent with the NTID goal to cross-utilize faculty within and across specific departmental functions and disciplines. This will involve the facilitation and development of strategic staffing plans, equitable workloads, plans of work, involving both NTID and the College of Liberal Arts faculty and staff and includes the development of joint faculty appointments to maximize resources between the two performing arts departments. Additionally, prepare annual performance reviews or faculty/staff appraisals, develop merit recommendations, and support of faculty/staff professional development and scholarship. Also responsible for classroom and/or tutoring observations of faculty and participation in the tenure and promotion processes.
Budget and Facilities: Monitor budget and manage departmentally-assigned resources including equipment, materials, supplies and facilities coordinate departmental security and inventory control, share equipment, space and laboratory facilities and technical assistance within NTID and between NTID and the College of Liberal Arts Performing Arts and Visual Culture department order to maximize opportunities for students. Procure external funds to support the work of the department, maintain the performing arts work and performance spaces in state of the art condition, support the costs of space usage, and maintain a safe working and performance environment. Develop appropriate connections with business, industry and RIT companion programs in order to maintain a leadership and currency in courses, programs, services and facilities related to the performing arts.
Internal Stakeholders and External Publics: Represent the department as appropriate to internal RIT and NTID stakeholders (students. faculty, staff. administration) and to external constituents (parents. employers, National Advisory Group). Fairly and adequately represent faculty initiatives and concerns to the next level of management.
Faculty Responsibilities: Teach, tutor, and/or advise students as appropriate to one's field and experience; participate in research, scholarship, consulting and professional activities to ensure currency in discipline and as appropriate to position; enhance sign language skills and spoken communication techniques and strategies on an on-going basis.
We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity. People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are strongly encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Qualifications REQUIRED:
PhD., or Ed. D. degree, or MFA in Performing Arts or relevant field OR 10 years of demonstrated special competence in the field in widely recognized ways, equivalent to a terminal degree.
Record of peer-reviewed scholarship: scholarly productivity required at the associate professor rank or higher, demonstrated by recent relevant performances, publications, presentations, editorships, professional service or contributions in the field in which the terminal degree was earned or the professional experience gained.
Demonstrated successful experience in curriculum development and program evaluation; record of effective academic instruction and professional contributions to the field.
Demonstrated experience in program development and administration.
Qualifications equivalent to senior faculty rank.
Demonstrated experience and commitment to shared governance.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals ranging from ASL to Spoken English.
Previous experience in academic leadership at the college/university level
Experience with supporting the professional development of faculty
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the colleges continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Required Minimum Education Level EdD, MFA, PhD
Required Application Documents
How To Apply Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 5012BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
A statement expressing your leadership and management styles
A statement describing your philosophies of teaching, research, and the relationship between them
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.
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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 www.rit.edu .