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Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Rank: Lecturer

Employment Category: Full-time

Anticipated Start Date: 21-Aug-2023

Detailed Job Description

The Department of Liberal Studies (DLS) in Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf invites applications for a lecturer position starting August 2023. Applicants should be fluent in both American Sign Language and written English.

The new lecturer will:

  • Teach Deaf Cultural Studies courses
  • Participate fully in the department’s curricular initiatives and related faculty duties
  • Participate in antiracism, diversity and inclusion development activities
  • Attend professional development activities
  • Participate in communication development activities
  • Serve the department, institute and the community

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness, service and professional development; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s,, and

Department/College Description

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 15,000 full and part-time students, over 1,300 college-age deaf students from all 50 states and abroad study and reside on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology.

DLS provides English, humanities, and social science courses to 1,150 deaf and hard-of-hearing students with varied levels of reading and writing preparation. We host an associate degree program in Applied Liberal Arts and a bachelor’s degree program in Community Development and Inclusive Leadership. The department also serves deaf students enrolled in associate degree programs at NTID, and both hearing and deaf students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs through agreements with the College of Liberal Arts at RIT. Our department welcomes talented candidates who will provide inclusive and culturally responsive experiences for our domestic and international students using American Sign Language. The successful applicant will be creative, team-oriented, and eager to contribute to the growth of our curriculum and to the success of our students.


Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at .

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in field related to Deaf Studies
  • Demonstrated teaching experience on the collegiate level
  • Ability to teach a variety of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and hearing students who may utilize a variety of communication and learning modalities
  • Currency in the field of Deaf Studies
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

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 faculty; search openings then keyword search, 7998BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Diversity Contribution
Evidence of American Sign Language fluency
Three Reference Letters

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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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