Tenure-track/tenured faculty position – Gosliano Institute of Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology
|Position Title||Instructional Faculty|
|College/Division||Golisano Institute for Sustainability|
|Organization||GIS Academic Program|
|Faculty Type (Tenure Status)||Tenure-Track
|Faculty Rank||Assistant Professor
|Anticipated Start Date||13-Aug-2014|
|Department/College Description||The Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) at Rochester Institute of Technology is a leading research center in the burgeoning field of sustainability, conducting over $11 million of external sponsored research per year. The Institute is currently staffed by six academic faculty, six research faculty, and over 60 professional staff scientists, engineers and administrative support personnel. GIS also recognizes and is committed to the value of a diverse graduate student community, with female students comprising over 40% of the current cohort, and many students originating from outside the U.S. The Institute houses several research centers within 150,000 square feet of research, laboratory, teaching and meeting space in two buildings, including the New York State Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing, Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery, Center for Sustainable Mobility, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, and NanoPower Research Laboratory. The flagship of GIS is the recently dedicated Sustainability Hall, a $38 million, 84,000 ft2 facility dedicated to the GIS academic program. The building funding included a $13.1 million award from the highly competitive National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) construction grant program. Sustainability Hall, now being evaluated for LEED platinum certification, will serve as a center for sustainability research, technology transfer, education and outreach and provide a state-of-the-art showcase for green construction and design. It incorporates a unique “transparent infrastructure,” a “smart” microgrid, and a computing data center that demonstrate the use of sustainable building technologies and energy systems. The facility is serviced using a variety of sustainable technologies, including a 400 kW phosphoric acid fuel cell, 40 kW photovoltaic array, wind turbines, geothermal wells, and a green roof which enables rainwater harvesting.
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 byThe Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (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” byForbes 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.”
|Detailed Job Description||
The Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester NY) invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Sustainability. The successful applicant will be a leading expert or demonstrate the potential to be a leading expert in one or more of the four areas of research expertise at GIS:
The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record or demonstrated potential in graduate teaching and mentoring, working in multidisciplinary teams, and publishing peer-reviewed, scholarly research. Demonstrated success or significant potential to succeed in securing external funding to support research with PhD students is critical. While candidates with experience in one or more of the topic areas above will be considered, priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated research experience in sustainable industrial development (including manufacturing, design and process development), closed-loop supply chain and reverse logistics, economics related to sustainable technology, built environment, or sustainable aspects of micro-grids and smart grids.
Duties of the positions include conducting sponsored research, mentoring graduate students, and developing and teaching one or more graduate core courses and electives in the Sustainability Ph.D. and Sustainable Systems M.S. programs. Core courses include the Fundamentals of Sustainability Science, Industrial Ecology, Risk Analysis, Economics of Sustainability, Multi-criteria Decision Analysis, and Technology, Policy, and Sustainability. Additional information can be found at www.sustainability.rit.edu.
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 diversity commitment.
|Required Minimum Qualifications||
Assistant Professor Rank:
Associate/Full Professor Rank:
|Required Minimum Education Level||PhD|
|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: 851BR. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a curriculum vita; a research statement, a teaching statement; a contribution to diversity statement; and the names and contact information of three references.
You can contact the search committee with questions on the position through the committee chair, Prof. Thomas Trabold at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The review of applications will begin January 2, 2014 and continue until acceptable candidates have been identified. Candidates are encouraged to apply by January 31, 2014.
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