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Job Posting: Science, Technology and Public Policy

  • 1.  Job Posting: Science, Technology and Public Policy

    Posted 07-21-2023 14:21

    College of Liberal Arts

    CLA-Public Policy

    Detailed Job Description (

    The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy beginning in the 2023-24 academic year. Assistant professors with prior experience will be considered. The program is seeking a teacher-scholar who can contribute to high-quality undergraduate and graduate education and pursue a high-quality, active research agenda.

    The area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate should demonstrate a clear interest in science and technology policy issues, such as health related (medical and bio-) technology, computer and information technology,  technology innovation, data science, and sustainable technology. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate and masters levels, a strong research agenda, and service to the university and community. Candidates with backgrounds that integrate science and engineering fields with the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in an appropriate field is required prior to the position start date.

    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 valueshonor code, and diversity commitment.   

    Department/College Description

    The Public Policy Department currently offers a M.S. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy, an undergraduate minor and immersion, and supports undergraduate RIT's general education program. Current faculty publish interdisciplinary research in top journals and have been successful in attaining externally funded grants. We have several joint BS/MS degrees and strong working relationships with many of the other colleges, including Science, Engineering, Computing and Information Sciences, Health Sciences and Technology, and Business. More information about our program can be found at

    The College of Liberal Arts is one of nine colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology. The College has over 150 faculty in 13 departments in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The
    College currently offers fourteen undergraduate degree programs and five Master degrees, serving over 800 students.

    Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at .

    Required Minimum Qualifications

    All candidates must have:

    • Ph.D. or terminal degree in an appropriate field at time of appointment,
    • A clear interest in science and technology policy issues that support the degree programs, and,
    Candidates must also demonstrate potential for:
    • Effective teaching in the public policy curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels
    • A strong research agenda related to science and technology issues with potential to attract external funding
    • Service to the university and community
    • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

    How To Apply

    Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 8119BR. Please submit your online application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

    You can contact the search committee chair, Eric Hittinger, at for additional information or with questions on the position.
    For best consideration, complete applications must be received by the initial deadline of September 15, 2023 although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    If you want to have an informal conversation at the Academy - contact Sandra Rothenberg,

    Sandra Rothenberg
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Rochester NY
    (585) 475-6032