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Gannett Chair


Gannett Chair




College of Art and Design


CAD School of Photo Arts and Sciences


Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenured


Faculty Discipline: Imaging and Photographic Technology, Media Arts Technology


Faculty Rank: Associate Professor, Professor


Employment Category: Fulltime


Anticipated Start Date: 11-Aug-2021


Department/College Description



The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) is internationally recognized for its professional study of photographic practices in a wide array of related disciplines, including advertising and fine art photography, photojournalism, visual media, photographic sciences, and media technologies. It maintains connections with the college’s Image Permanence Institute, a recognized leader in the research and preservation of images and cultural heritage. To learn more about the programs, faculty and students in SPAS, please visit



RIT's College of Art and Design is the university's creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect in its five schools: Art, Design, American Crafts, Film and Animation, and Photographic Arts and Sciences. The range of innovative programs offers students a panoramic perspective from creating fine art using centuries-old methods to pushing the boundaries of digital creativity. The College of Art and Design has an enrollment of more than 1,600 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students,


Detailed Job Description


The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites applicants to apply for the endowed and tenured Gannett Chair, an associate professor or professor position in its Bachelor of Science program and Master of Science program. Applicants must demonstrate significant professional experience and expertise in media and imaging technologies. The appointment begins August 2021. Successful candidates must be committed to teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in Photographic Sciences (BS) and Media Arts and Technology (MS). Based on the demands of this area, the ideal candidate will provide leadership and vision in the continued interdisciplinary vibrancy of the School's BS/MS programs, its students and curricula.


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,, and


Required Minimum Qualifications


• MS or PhD in imaging, the imaging/media industry or related field

• Experience in imaging and media technologies, including but not limited to digital asset/content management, image quality, color, contemporary media publishing, media communications, and social media

• Applied experience in media content management and generation (still, video, image quality, color, programming for imaging, image delivery and optimization, imaging systems and workflow)

• Demonstrated achievement in imaging and media fields, records of which may include conference proceedings, standards work, presentations, publications, patents, and other notable achievements

• Teaching experience and/or industry education experience

• Leadership/management experience

• Academic/industry research experiences, including grants/foundation funding support

• Demonstrated professional communication, presentation, and writing skills

• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences

• Evidence of ability to articulate and implement a dynamic vision for the future of the photography program in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences


Required Minimum Education Level




Required Application Documents


Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of Publications, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy


How To Apply


Apply online at Search: 5438BR. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; your current vita; and upload the following attachments:

• A contribution to

• A teaching philosophy

• Examples of peer-reviewed published work

• The name, title, email address and phone number for three references


You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:

Christye Sisson, Program Director

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

College of Art and Design

Rochester Institute of Technology

Phone: 585-475-4228 or by email at


Application review begins February 1, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.


The direct link to this posting can be found here:


Additional Details


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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