Instructional Faculty

September 4, 2012

Requisition Number: 50BR

Position Title: Instructional Faculty College/Division College of Applied Science and Technology

Organization: CAST Hospitality and Tourism Management

Faculty Type: Tenure-Track/Tenured

Faculty Discipline: Service & Leadership Innovation, International Hospitality & Service Mgmt, Management, Food or industrial fields

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Employment Category Fulltime Department

College Description
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 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 honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years.

College of Applied Science & Technology (CAST) is one of RIT's nine colleges enrolling 15 percent of the university’s students. CAST is known throughout the RIT, national, and international communities as THE place of choice for an education that embraces the integration of hands-on learning and application. We have an outstanding faculty and staff, world class facilities and equipment, innovative curricula, and an infrastructure and campus that support unparalleled academic experiences. Our academic experiences occur inside and outside the classroom, academically and socially, and personally and professionally. Read more at

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Department (HTM) employs seven full-time faculty members and several experienced adjuncts. The department has over 200 students in the undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate program has an applied focus and 1200 hours of required cooperative work experience. Additionally, the undergraduate program is offered at RIT's American College of Management and Technology (ACMT) in Dubrovnik, Croatia.; Study abroad opportunities are available to students and an international experience is required for undergraduates. Detailed Job Description Responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate teaching and course development for on campus, online and international courses, and an allocation of time to engage in scholarship supporting department-defined areas of focus consistent with a university goal of transitioning to a more scholarship intensive profile.; Responsibilities will also include service on department, college and university committees and maintenance of professional and technical capabilities and affiliations.

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

  • Earned doctorate in Travel, Tourism, Hotel/Restaurant/Resort Management, Beverage Management, Hospitality or Service Industry; Management or related field, or ABD with completion; date prior to August 1, 2013
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in the areas of hotel/resort management and or tourism at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Demonstrated ability to pursue a focused and cohesive scholarship agenda related to the hospitality and tourism disciplines
  • Subject matter expertise and management related to the hotel, resort, food service and/or tourism industries
  • Ability and interest in contributing to the growth of the programs
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism and individual differences

Required Application Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Research Statement
  • Statement of Diversity Contribution
  • List of References

Anticipated Start Date: 20-Aug-2013

How to Apply
Apply online at Search: 50BR. Please include the following items:

  • Resume and/or vita,
  • Contact information,
  • Diversity statement indicating interest in and exposure to a diverse student population,
  • Cover letter which briefly responds to the requirements of the job description detailing your experience in meeting these qualifications,
  • Statement that clearly articulates your scholarship agenda
  • Names, addresses and phone numbers for three references, most immediate supervisor preferred for academic positions.

You can contact the search committee chairperson, Dr. Carol Whitlock, with questions on the position.

Resume review will begin in earnest immediately and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

Additional Details RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, sexual orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President Human Resources 5002 Eastman Hall 585-475-4315 and Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Title IX Coordinator 7048 Eastman Hall 585-475-6795. For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481 (US & Canada).