Job Details

Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Position Number: 3464170
  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • Position Type: Science - Computer Science

Tenure Track Faculty
Golisano College of Computing & Info Sciences
GCCIS - Interactive Games & Media

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track, Tenured
Faculty Discipline: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, Interactive Games & Media
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date:

Detailed Job Description
The School of Interactive Games and Media (IGM) is growing significantly, and applications are invited for one Assistant or Associate Professor position starting August 2023.

Successful applicants will contribute to IGM and the college via scholarship, research, teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and service to the department, university, and the field. We seek strong, creative researchers with high technical/computational skills in the context of media technologies, design, and the computational arts, and whose work is disseminated via a wide array of platforms and venues. The candidates should demonstrate the potential for scholarly, cultural, technical, and pedagogical innovation.
We will consider qualified applicants working in a wide range of computational fields, including but not limited to these areas: Geogames and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Game Engines/Systems, Real-time Graphics, Procedural Generation, Game Design & Development for Health & Wellness, Games for Disaster Resilience and Climate Change, Games and Cybersecurity, Immersive Media/Mixed Reality. The ideal candidate will engage in cross-disciplinary work across IGM, the college, and university.
Candidates will contribute 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. Please see RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Department/College Description
The College: The Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences prepares students to change the world through computing; GCCIS is home to the departments of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computing Security, School of Information, and the School of Interactive Games and Media. The college's PhD program in Computer and Information Sciences is ranked 74th in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report and 63rd by The college has over 130 full-time faculty and more than 3,600 undergraduate and 950 graduate students. RIT is an interdisciplinary research hub, with research groups and communities encompassing a range of domain areas, including the Global Cybersecurity Institute (, RITs Personalized Healthcare Technology initiative (, the Center for Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence (, the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research (, the Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning and Evaluation (, the Media Arts Games Interaction Creativity (MAGIC) Center (, the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (, the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (

IGM: The School of Interactive Games and Media (IGM)is one of six administrative units within GCCIS. IGM has over 30 full-time faculty and is committed to excellence in teaching and research. IGM offers undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Design and Development and New Media Interactive Development, a Master of Science in Game Design and Development, and an accelerated BS/MS in Game Design and Development. IGM provides leadership, administrative, financial, and logistical support to nearly 900 undergraduate students (including mandatory co-op experience) and about 60 graduate students - making it one of the largest degree programs at RIT. IGM is currently ranked in the top 10 of the Princeton Review, US News & World Report, and the Animation Career Review for Game Design and Development programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. IGM is also home to several labs and research centers, especially in the areas of GeoGames, Geographic Information Science and Technology, and Open Sources Data and Software. IGM also plays a large research and delivery role working closely with RITs MAGIC (Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity) Center, which is a university-wide collaboration for research and publishing in games and digital media. The MAGIC Center is comprised of both a university research & development center and an independent game publishing studio.

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.

Required Minimum Qualifications
All candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of:
  • PhD in related disciplines by the start date of the appointment;
  • Record of publicly disseminated scholarly and/or creative work in game and/or interactive media development;
  • Demonstrated potential to teach at the college/university level;
  • Demonstrated potential for conducting independent scholarship;
  • Demonstrated potential to attract external funding;
  • Demonstrated interest in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English;
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the Colleges continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Candidates seeking the rank of associate professor must also:
  • Have an active and significant engagement in the profession through editorial boards of journals, conference organizing committees and/or program committees, or professional societies/organizations;
  • Have developed proposals for external funding and/or experience managing funded research projects in an academic setting, or experience managing teams and projects in an industry setting;
  • Have demonstrated an ability for scholarly research as seen by a strong scholarly dissemination record relevant to the applicant's area of expertise in the aforementioned computational areas of interest to IGM.

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Letters of Recommendation, List of Publications, Research Statement, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply

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Additional Details

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.

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