Assistant Professor - Packaging Science - Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester New York

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York 14623

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Requisition Number     

Position Title     
Instructional Faculty

College of Applied Science and Technology

CAST Packaging Science

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)     

Faculty Discipline     
Packaging Science

Faculty Rank     
Assistant Professor

Employment Category     

Anticipated Start Date     
August 2015

The Packaging Science (PS) department in RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) is currently seeking applications from exceptional candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to support the Packaging Science program. Candidates for this position will be expected to teach and conduct focused research in packaging science and/or discipline based education research. The fall 2015 position begins in mid-August 2015.
Responsibilities will include teaching, scholarship, and service.  Teaching will include course and laboratory development and delivery via traditional classroom and distance learning formats.  Scholarship productivity including securing external funding and publications in a well-defined area of focus that enhances and complimentsthe department’s strategic research foci ( is expected. Service will include contributions to the department, college and university; and maintaining a clear professional development agenda to support the department’s growth.
We are seeking individuals who have the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Research; 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     

• Ph.D. or earned doctorate in packaging science or a related field or ABD with completion date prior to August 1, 2015
• Demonstrated knowledge in the field of packaging science
• Ability and interest in conducting research and delivering instruction across a variety of packaging subject areas
• Evidence of scholarly activity in the field of packaging science
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences
• Demonstrated potential for high quality teaching in one or more of the following areas; food packaging, consumer goods packaging, distribution, dynamics and packaging design.
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Required Minimum Education Level
Department/College Description     

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: 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 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 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 one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin 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 among the 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.”

How To Apply     
Apply online at, search openings, then Keyword Search: 1366BR.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by October 22. Review of applications will begin October 24 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Additional Details     
RIT does not discriminate. 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, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Keyword Phrases

  • Packaging
  • Science
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume