Thursday, December 2, 2010

TT at Rochester Institute of Technology

Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology
Location: Rochester, NY
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 11/16/2010
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Science
Job Title/ Rank: Assistant Professor
PC# 8196 IRC42374
Department: Physics
Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 16, 2011

The Department of Physics at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for two or more tenure-track faculty positions to begin August 2011. The positions are expected to be at the rank of assistant professor, however, candidates with experience and qualifications consistent with appointment at a higher rank are also invited to apply.

The Rochester Institute of Technology encourages members of protected classes and individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences to apply. We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with an enrollment of approximately 16,000 students. RIT attracts students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. The Institute's strategic plan requires all undergraduate students to engage in some form of experiential learning, such as research. The Department of Physics consists of 33 faculty, 6 postdocs and 125 majors. The Department offers a BS degree in physics and supports the MS program in Materials Science & Engineering and the PhD programs in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology, Microsystems Engineering, and Imaging Science. Approximately 1300 students/quarter are taught introductory physics in an activity-based format. Descriptions of the RIT Department of Physics can be found at
RIT has been recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" list for two consecutive years.

Rochester, located in Monroe County, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. Five additional counties are included in the Greater Rochester Region: Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne. The Greater Rochester region is inhabited by a little more than one million people

The Rochester area has a diverse population which includes African Americans (38% of the city and 14% of Monroe County) and Latin Americans (13% of the city and 5% of the county). In addition, more than 7% of the population is foreign born. It is also home to the largest Deaf community per capita in the United States. Rochester is ranked 7th among the "10 Best Cities to Raise a Family" by Child Magazine. Places Rated Almanac ranked Rochester as the 6th "Best Places to Live in America" out of 379 metropolitan areas. Expansion Management Magazine ranked Rochester as number one among metropolitan areas having the best Quality of Life in the Nation. Essence magazine ranked it among the "Top 10 Cities for Black Families," Rochester was twice named one of America's Friendliest Cities by American Demographics magazine.

REQUIRED: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field, demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, and possess an ability to establish and maintain a research program in one of the following areas: Optical physics, nanoscale materials physics, or soft-matter biological physics. Applicants must also have post-doctoral experience, exhibit a commitment to the educational mission of the Physics Department, including curricular development, be capable of including undergraduate students in their research program, exhibit strong communication skills, and be legally eligible to work in the United States beginning August 2011.

PREFERRED: Preference will be given to candidates familiar with current trends in undergraduate physics education and who demonstrate an ability to teach upper level undergraduate physics laboratories.

Applications should be submitted online at (search for IRC42374). Submit all application materials as one PDF file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vita, description of research goals, teaching statement, and a list of three current professional references.

Candidates should also arrange to have the three references send letters of support directly to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology, 85 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5603.
Email inquiries regarding the position should be sent to

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by December 15, 2010.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make application.


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