Non-Tenure Track Visiting Lecturer – Graphic Design, Motion, Photography

Rochester Institute of Technology School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

Rochester Institute of Technology School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites individuals to apply for a Non-Tenure Track Visiting Lecturer position. This is a 1-year position with the possibility for renewal. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses over the academic year in the school, including courses that combine graphic design, moving media and photography. The successful candidate will be nimble, technologically savvy, and forward-thinking on the future of photography and the creative industry, and will be skilled in how graphic design, motion and photography combine.

The ideal candidate will contribute to the interdisciplinary vibrancy of the Visual Media option in the BFA in Photographic Imaging Arts, in addition to augmenting the students and curriculum within the broader School of Photographic Arts and Sciences and the College of Art and Design, in which this position is housed. We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity, and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Required Minimum Qualifications

An MFA (or industry equivalent) in graphic design, photography or related areas of study
Minimum two years of teaching experience in higher education/industry
Demonstrated industry experience in graphic design, with an additional background in photographic branding/marketing, and moving media
Facility with applicable tools and software, including proficiency with appropriate programs like Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, Illustrator, After Effects, etc.
Fluency with foundations of video
Ability to assist students in developing their professional skills to prepare them for industry success
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the College’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences

THE DEPARTMENT: The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) is internationally recognized for its professional study of photographic practices in a wide array of related disciplines, including advertising and fine art photography, photojournalism, visual media, photographic sciences, and media technologies. To learn more about the programs, faculty, and students in SPAS, please visit

THE COLLEGE: RIT’s College of Art and Design is the university’s creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect in our 200,000+ sq. ft. facility. We are a dynamic and professional arts and design community comprised of 1,900 students (UG and Grad), nearly 140 full-time faculty, 60 creative staff, and a number of professional part-time faculty, all of whom contribute to our College’s ecosystem. The College’s four schools offer programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Photographic Sciences. The range of innovative programs offers students a panoramic perspective from creating fine art using centuries-old methods to pushing the boundaries of digital creativity,