Rochester Institute of Technology, History
History, Assistant Professor
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FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Liberal Arts
Job Title/ Rank: Assistant Professor
Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August, 2011 for fall positions
The Department of History at RIT invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in 20th century United States history. Candidates with expertise in one of the following sub-fields will be preferred: Post-1945 US history, public history, the history of science/medicine/technology. The teaching load is two courses per quarter (six per year).
The successful candidate will help the department advance its efforts in Public History. We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.
THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
RIT attracts students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. RIT has been recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education's inaugural “Great Colleges to Work For” list for two consecutive years. RIT was cited in six different categories: Professional/Career Development Program, Compensation and Benefits, Tuition Reimbursement, 403b or 401k (retirement plan), Disability Insurance and Life Insurance.
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.
Candidates should have a chronological focus on 20th Century United States History.
Strong record of teaching and research potential are required.
Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2011.
Subfields and/or experience in Post-1945 U.S. history, Public History, History of Science/Medicine/Technology.
HOW TO APPLY:
Candidates should apply online at: http://apptrkr.com/159096. Reference IRC41514. Please upload a letter of application and CV. In addition, please submit via mail, copies of dossiers with at least three letters of recommendation to the address below.
You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:
Dr. Richard Newman
US History Search
Department of History
Rochester Institute of Technology
92 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Application deadline: November 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.