Department Head

Thursday, August 9, 2012
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Department Head
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Rochester Institute of Technology
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Department Head Job Number: 28BR Title Department Head Department Golisano Institute for Sustainability Detailed Job Description (custom) Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester NY) invites applications for the position of Department Head. The successful candidate will be a leading expert in an area related to sustainable production systems, sustainable mobility, alternative energy, Eco-IT and will have experience in establishing strong partnerships with universities, industry, and national labs. S/he will be responsible for leading multidisciplinary faculty in the operation of GIS’ Sustainability Ph.D. and Sustainable Systems M.S.; growing the program’s research portfolio; hiring and mentoring faculty and staff; and creating a supportive and stimulating environment for graduate students. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree and possess qualifications to be tenured at the associate or full professor level. This position reports to the GIS Director, who also serves as Assistant Provost. 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. Additional Details RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. 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 http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481. Faculty Type Tenure-Track, Tenured Faculty Discipline Eco-IT (ecologically efficient information technology systems), Sustainability- Business, Sustainability- Social Sciences, Sustainable Energy Systems, Sustainable Mobility, Sustainable Production Systems Employment Category Fulltime Required Application Documents Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Statement of Diversity Contribution, List of References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy Required Minimum Education Level PhD Required Minimum Qualifications Education: PhD or equivalent earned doctoral degree in the natural sciences, engineering, economics, or business. Teaching Experience: At least seven years of teaching experience at the graduate level. Advising: Advising multiple doctoral dissertations, as major advisor, in sustainable production systems (the design, manufacture, and distribution of goods that employ processes that are non-polluting; conserving of energy and natural resources; economically viable; and safe and healthful for workers, communities, and consumers), alternative energy systems (specifically fuel cell technology, biofuel synthesis, photovoltaic systems, energy systems analysis, systems-level technical and economic analysis), sustainable mobility (propulsion systems based on renewable energy sources, and emerging mobil energy storage technologies), or Eco-IT (information technologies and products that offer reductions in environmental impact). Research: An established funded research program and experience leading multidisciplinary academic research teams in sustainable production systems, sustainable mobility, alternative energy systems, or Eco-IT as defined above. Leadership: Experience leading faculty in the development and governance of graduate programs, including curriculum development, student recruitment, student mentoring, program implementation, and program review. Diversity and Inclusion: Demonstrated ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences. Requisition Number 28BR Anticipated Start Date 04-Jan-2013 College/Division Golisano Institute for Sustainability Department/College Description Golisano Institute for Sustainability is one of the nation’s leading research centers in the burgeoning field of sustainability, focusing on systems level education and research in sustainable production systems, sustainable mobility, alternative energy systems, Eco-IT, and sustainable built environments. The organization conducts over $13M of externally sponsored research per annum in these areas. GIS consists of ten tenured or tenure track faculty, 5 research faculty, 60 professional staff of scientists, engineers and administrative support personnel, along with more than 20 extended faculty from across the university. Academic programs within the department are the Sustainability Ph.D. and Sustainable Systems M.S. A Master of Architecture Program with a sustainability focus is also offered in partnership with RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Current facilities consist of a 170,000 sq. ft. research, education, and conference center housing the Center for Sustainable Mobility, National Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery, Center for Sustainable Production Systems, the NanoPower Research Laboratories, and the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute. Additionally, construction of an 83,000 sq. ft. research building will be completed in October 2012. 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 recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education 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.” Faculty Rank Associate Professor, Professor How To Apply Refers to Previous Requisition IRC60357. Upload via this website http://careers.rit.edu a single document consisting of a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, a vita, a contribution to diversity statement, a teaching and scholarship statement, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. You can contact the search committee chair, Prof. Paul Stiebitz, with questions on the position at: Paul.Stiebitz@rit.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found. We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest to contribute to a community committed to Respect, Diversity, and Pluralism. (View links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.) RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. 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 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 http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481. jeid-80992f9f2e658ebf346ea67e73a55ba2