Assistant Professor in Metals & Jewelry Design, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

The School for American Crafts and School of Art within the College of Art and Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) welcome applications for a tenure-track position in Metals and Jewelry Design. The appointment begins August 16, 2023. The ideal candidate will be responsible for a full teaching load of courses for both BFA and MFA students.

The range of student experience in the Metals and Jewelry Design program requires that the candidate demonstrate a mastery of design techniques along with technical skills including welding, a range of fabrication methods, casting, forming, and other skills associated with contemporary jewelry design and incorporating digital technologies. In addition, the candidate will be expected to contribute to the program through critiques, portfolio reviews, and curricular design.

We are seeking an individual to live our values, embrace diverse perspectives, and nurture the RIT community to remain a great place to work for all; who has the ability and interest in leading and contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core valueshonor code, and statement of diversity.

The College of Art and Design and the Schools of Art and American Crafts are at the nexus of RIT’s focus on Technology, the Arts, and Design (T/A\D). RIT is in a distinctive position with demonstrated strengths in areas of technology, health sciences, entrepreneurism, sustainability, the humanities, and, where arts, the crafts, and design collide with these dynamic capacities.  The School of Art offers professionally-oriented BFA coursework in ceramics, expanded forms, furniture design, glass, illustration, medical illustration, metals & jewelry design, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Graduate programs are offered in Fine Arts Studio and Art Education, with MFA degrees in Ceramics, Glass, Metals and Jewelry Design, and Furniture Design offered through the School for American Crafts.

Earned MFA in Metals, Jewelry, or a related field before August 1, 2023 is required.

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2022 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

For full details and to apply. For a listing of all College of Art and Design faculty and staff openings, https://www.rit.edu/artdesign/jobs.