Instructional Faculty – Chemical Engineering

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Instructional Faculty – Chemical Engineering
3218BR
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
KGCOE Department of Chemical Engineering

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer
Faculty Discipline: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date: 15-Aug-2018

Department/College Description
THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
The Kate Gleason College of Engineering at RIT has established its reputation as preeminent in career-oriented engineering education and applied research. It offers bachelor degree programs in biomedical, chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical and microelectronic engineering, and comprehensive, innovative graduate programs in a range of engineering disciplines, with two broad-based, cross-disciplinary Ph.D. programs in Engineering and Microsystems Engineering. The Chemical Engineering Department is housed in Institute Hall, an 86,000 square foot facility with state of the art labs for both faculty research and teaching. For more information visit: http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/program/chemical-engineering .

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
RIT is seeking candidates for a non-tenure track position in Chemical Engineering with an appointment at the lecturer level. RIT has a strong commitment to engineering education and offers a variety of graduate degrees. The department has a five-year BS degree program that includes 48 weeks of cooperative education, and will prepare students for both industrial careers and graduate-level education.

The Chemical Engineering program at RIT affords a forward-looking view of chemical engineering that will teach engineering principles and underlying science associated with traditional chemical engineering applications, as well as the means to apply this knowledge to modern processes exploiting phenomena on the nano-scale. Our faculty members have an extraordinary opportunity to influence the emerging graduate programs of the college. Thus, the successful candidate must be able to teach core undergraduate courses at all levels (with an emphasis on upper level undergraduate courses such as System Dynamics & Controls and Process Design) and an ability to teach graduate courses and electives in accordance with their area of expertise. The candidate will also be expected to advise undergraduate students engage in departmental service, be committed to professional development to remain current in the field, and perform other professional duties as needed.

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. Candidates with industrial and/or previous teaching experience are especially encouraged to apply.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to deliver core undergraduate courses at all levels in chemical engineering as evidenced by prior teaching or teaching-related activities (e.g. teaching assistant)
  • Commitment to student-centeredness—Candidate must support the importance of students as the primary constituency of the university and to contribute directly to student success.
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level
PhD

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

How To Apply
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty, Search 3218BR. Please submit the following in order to be considered for this position: your online application, a cover letter including a brief statements of your qualifications; how your background aligns with RIT Chemical Engineering; a curriculum vita, and upload the following attachments:

  • Commitment to diversity statement (see contribution to diversity statement) in accordance with RIT’s values
  • Summary of teaching experience, philosophy, and plans indicating the areas of the curriculum you would be comfortable teaching as well as a statement of your commitment to student centeredness.
  • The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position via:
Julie Olney
[email protected]

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

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 [email protected]