Assoc Dean of Research
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
NTID Office of the President -- RIT VP/Dean
Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT: NTID, one of the nine colleges of RIT, is the world's largest technological college serving deaf and hard of hearing students. Created by Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, it represents the world's first effort to educate large numbers of deaf students within a college campus planned primarily for hearing students. Together with 16,000 full and part-time hearing students, over 1200 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology. NTID is committed to creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person makes to the educational process based on their ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences. For more information about NTID at RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu.
THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER 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 51st largest metro area in the United States and the third largest city New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly 1.1 million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 18% African and Latin Americans and another 3% of international origin. It is also home to one of the largest deaf communities per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 4th for “Most Affordable City" by Forbes Magazine and MSN selected Rochester at the “#1 Most Livable Bargain Market” (for real-estate). Kiplinger named Rochester the one of the top five “Best City for Families.”Detailed Job DescriptionNATURE OF POSITION:
Full-time, tenurable, 12 month, academic leadership position. Reports to the President of NTID and serves as a member of NTID's administrative council.
Recommended by the Strategic Research Coordinating Committee and appointed by the President of NTID.
The Associate Dean of Research must be an accomplished teacher and researcher with a record of grant-funded research. The ADR will work with the NTID President and with the NTID Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs to position NTID as the preeminent national and international center regarding evidence-based research on the following: Teaching and Learning, Communication/Language and Literacy, Communication Technology/Access and Support Services, Employment and Adaptability to Social Change in the Global Workplace. In addition to providing leadership for research in the college, the ADR will actively participate in obtaining and managing grants, serve as a member of the president's leadership team, and play a key role in shaping and expanding NTID's emerging research agenda. We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to RIT's core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.
PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
1Provide leadership implementing NTID's Strategic Decisions 2020 and the Five Year Plan for Research.
2Promote, coordinate, and support collaborations for research and sponsored programs within the college, across RIT colleges, with other institutions in the United States and around the world.
- Create a supportive environment and facilitate research and grant-funded activities within and across strategic research centers and academic departments.
- Identify opportunities to support existing centers and establish new centers to further the college's strategic vision for research and other grant-funded programs.
1Work with the NTID Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Senior Research Administrator, and department chairs to:
- Develop strategic plans for expanding faculty research.
- Expand and support undergraduates participating in research.
1Develop a mentoring system for pre-tenure and tenured faculty pursuing research.
2Pursue external funding in the role of PI or co-PI.
3Increase grant funding consistent with the overall University campaign objectives.
4Provide leadership to the successful accomplishment of RIT/NTID sponsored research related goals for funding and faculty participation.
5Work with the RIT Vice President for Research to coordinate NTID research efforts within the broader university research agenda.
6Supervise faculty and staff assigned to the Office of the ADR.
7Oversee Rosica Hall operations.
Required Minimum Qualifications
- Earned doctoral degree.
- Distinguished record of sponsored research, preferably, but not limited to, the education, cognitive processes, linguistics, communication, social development, employment, or accessible technology of and/or for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Experience as PI on multiple grants.
- Knowledge of a variety of funding sources (government, corporate and private foundations).
- Administrative or leadership experience.
- Proficiency in American Sign Language.
- Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
SALARY: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications.
Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Statement of Diversity Contribution
List of References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
How To Apply
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty, search openings, then Keyword Search: 1678BR.
Please submit: your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
- A brief statement of research philosophy
- A brief statement of teaching philosophy
- Contribution to Diversity Statement
- The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Susan.Foster@rit.edu
Review of applications will begin August 15, 2015 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.Additional DetailsThe 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 accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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