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Instructional Faculty

Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, New York

Position Description:
The Department of Science and Mathematics at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) is seeking to fill a 9-month lecturer (non-tenure-track) faculty position. The successful candidate will:

  • Provide tutoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in baccalaureate-level courses in the biological and health sciences
  • Provide direct instruction in biological and health sciences to students in associate-level programs
  • Mentor and provide informal advising to students
  • Fulfill other faculty expectations including those related to ongoing communication development and service to the university and 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 emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 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 one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over 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 among the 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. 


  • A master's degree in biology, biology education, biotechnology, biomedical sciences, molecular bioscience, a related field in a biological and/or health science, or in education with an emphasis in the biological and/or health sciences. Applications will be considered from applicants who have an undergraduate degree in the biological or health sciences and a graduate degree in education. Applicants who are currently working toward the completion of a graduate degree in any of these areas will also be considered but the degree must be officially conferred prior to hire.
  • Prior teaching and/or tutoring experience in the biological and/or health sciences
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language

To Apply:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • List of References
  • Statement of Diversity Contribution
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Transcripts

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Please submit: your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

  • List of three references with their contact information
  • Statement of Diversity Contribution
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts


The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to