Gannett Chair

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York 14623
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Gannett Chair
College of Art and Design
CAD School of Photo Arts and Sciences

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Non-Tenure-Track Visiting, Tenured
Faculty Discipline: Imaging and Photographic Technology
Faculty Rank: Professor, Visiting Professor
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date: 10-Aug-2022

Detailed Job Description
The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites applicants to apply for a tenured, associate professor or professor position in its Bachelor of Science program and Master of Science program as the Gannett Professor, an endowed position in the School. In special circumstances, a visiting appointment of 2-3 years will also be considered. We are looking for candidates with significant professional experience and expertise in media and imaging technologies. The appointment begins in fall 2022. Successful candidates will be committed to teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Photographic Sciences (BS) and Media Arts and Technology (MS) programs. Course assignments could include but not limited to courses in contemporary media communications and imaging technologies. The successful candidate would contribute to the community through building the Gannett Laboratories for Integrated Publishing Sciences, organizing visiting speakers, mentoring colleagues and students, and forming research groups. The ideal candidate will provide leadership and help invent the future for the School's BS/MS programs, its students, curricula, and foster a community.

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.

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. Alumni are employed across the industry with NPR, NASA, Apple, NVIDIA, Canon, The Washington Post, Zeiss, The Library of Congress, Nikon, The Forsyth Institute, Olympus, Fujifilm, Sony, Adobe and Amazon Lab. Our alumni are frequent contributors to magazine covers such as TIME and WIRED, The Atlantic, as well as The New York Times Magazine. Eleven photography alumni have won a combined 15 Pulitzer Prizes.

U.S. News and World Report ranks our MFA in Photography and Related Media among the top ten photo programs in the country. Our faculty include photographic artists, practitioners, scientists and scholars, including Fulbright scholars, Magnum photographers, National Geographic photographers, Pulitzer-Prize winners, former White House photo editors, Guggenheim recipients, Louis Schmidt Award winners, and more. To learn more about our programs, faculty, and students, please visit

THE COLLEGE: RIT's College of Art and Design is the university's creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect. The College’s four schools offer programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Photographic 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 1,700 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students,

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • MS, MSc, MRes, MPhil or PhD in media, communications, or image-based technologies
  • Experience in innovation in media/communications and technologies in contemporary image-based content
  • 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, proven track record of securing grants and 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
  • Ability to articulate and implement a dynamic vision and contributions to 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 References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 6366BR. Please submit your online application; cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; updated curriculum vitae, and upload the following attachments:

  • Brief teaching philosophy
  • The names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers for three professional references, as well as how you are acquainted
  • Contribution to Diversity Statement

You can contact the search committee with questions regarding this position at: Christye Sisson, Director, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623, or by email at

Application review begins January 15, 2022 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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