Assistant/Associate Professor- Vision/Optics
Rochester Institute of Technology
Position Title: Instructional Faculty
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Faculty Type: Tenure Track
DEPARTMENT: Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
ANTICIPATED START DATE: August 20, 2013
DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:
Rochester Institute of Technology’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (CIS) seeks two outstanding individuals to fill tenure-track faculty positions. The preferred rank is at the Assistant Professor level, although other ranks will be considered for exceptional candidates. Preference will be given to candidates whose research expertise and knowledge will allow them to contribute to the Center’s growing research and education in 1) vision (e.g., vision science, cognitive science, computer vision, or related fields) and 2) optics for imaging (e.g., optical systems, optical image formation, optical engineering, image modeling, or related fields).
Preference will be given to candidates with a record of scholarly publication in vision or optics for imaging. 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.
The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (CIS) housed in the College of Science is a highly interdisciplinary university research and education center dedicated to pushing the frontiers of imaging in all its forms and uses. Major research thrusts within the Center include Astronomy and Space Science, Color Science, Computer Vision and Computational Photography, MRI and Ultrasound Imaging, Nano-Imaging, Optics, Remote Sensing, Sensor and Detector Development, and Vision Science. CIS offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Imaging Science with a systems emphasis focused on the physics of image formation, the mathematics and engineering of image processing, analysis and information extraction, and the development and application of sensor systems and imaging instrumentation. CIS also offers the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Color Science, which is a broad multidisciplinary program with courses and research in visual perception, psychophysics, color modeling of materials, and imaging systems. CIS faculty also participate actively in RIT’s Ph.D. in Astrophysical Science and Technology and RIT’s Ph.D. in Microsystems Engineering. The faculty collaborate with multiple departments across RIT including those within the College of Engineering, the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, the College of Computing and Information Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts.
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 and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 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 a “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, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly 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 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.”
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• An earned doctoral degree (Ph.D., or international equivalent) by the hire date
• A record of scholarly publication
• Strong interest and potential for teaching in CIS at the undergraduate and graduate level
• Imaging research expertise with a preference for expertise in the areas of vision or optics for imaging
• Potential for obtaining external research funding
• Ability to communicate effectively
• Potential for synergies with existing research areas in CIS
• Ability to contribute in a meaningful way to RIT’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences
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