English, Assistant Professor (Linguistics)

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 12:00am





Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Liberal Arts

BRIEF POSTING DESCRIPTION: Assistant Professor of English

Job Title / Rank: Instructional Faculty / Assistant Professor

PC# 8735 IRC52177

Department: English

Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track


Starting Date: late August, 2011 




The Department of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English tenure-track position with specialization in Internet Linguistics or related field of intersection between Linguistics and Digital Humanities to begin late August 2012. 


The successful applicant will be a teacher and scholar of new media language forms and computer-mediated communication. These will be examined from one or more disciplinary lenses within linguistics, including but not limited to formal structural, stylistic, sociolinguistic, educational, applied, computational, or global perspectives. Preference will be given to candidates who approach the interaction between human language and technology with methodologies that engage social, cultural, and disciplinary dimensions to communication.


Teaching assignments may include introductory, intermediate, or advanced courses in language and technology and general linguistics, as well as other general education offerings including first year writing.


We are seeking an individual who has the interest and ability to contribute to a community committed to Respect, Diversity and Pluralism. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.



The College of Liberal Arts is one of nine colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology. The College has over 150 faculty in 12 departments in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts. The College currently offers twelve undergraduate degree programs and five Master degrees, serving over 800 students. Undergraduate degrees include Advertising and Public Relations; Criminal Justice; Economics; International Studies; Journalism; Museum Studies, Professional and Technical Communication; Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy; and Urban and Community Studies. The graduate degrees are in Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology; Communication and Media Technologies; School Psychology; Criminal Justice; and Science, Technology, and Public Policy. 


RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds-and from 50 states and more than 95 countries-have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 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 recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education's in their “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive years.


Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of 22% African and Latino 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 best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes 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.



REQUIRED: Ph.D. in English or Linguistics in hand. Evidence of outstanding teaching, strong research agenda, and publication record.


PREFERRED: We seek candidates who approach their subject matter with fresh critical and theoretical perspectives.  Interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome.  Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.


Candidates should be able to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.




Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/214719. Faculty Search: IRC52177. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a Vita; a statement of teaching philosophy; a diversity statement; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references.


You can contact the search committee chair with questions on the position at: Doris.Borrelli@rit.edu


Application deadline: has been extended to December 1, 2011.


The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 




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