Subject: RIT's Future Faculty Career Exploration Program
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 16:34:30 -0500
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March 17, 2006


Dear  Hilary H. Ratner, Dean:


I would like to ask for your organizations support in spreading the word for
an upcoming, all- expense-paid opportunity for Ph.D. and MFA students
including those involved in a Post Doctoral assignment to visit Rochester
Institute of Technology.  Please share this information with members of your
organization and students whom you know may be interested and qualified.    


Rochester Institute of Technology's annual "Future Faculty Career
Exploration Program" is one of a series of recruitment strategies designed
to fuel the future pipeline of faculty. This innovative program furthers
RIT's diversity efforts by bringing students nearing the end of their
doctoral studies and MFA studies to Rochester to receive the "RIT

The Future Faculty Career Exploration Programis a unique and exciting
opportunity to explore potential career choices through exploratory
interviews, presentations, meetings with deans, department heads, and RIT
president, Dr. Albert Simone, as well as campus and community tours. The
Future Faculty Program allows RIT deans to engage prospects in discussions
about their academic work and career interests. It allows faculty to share
RIT's teaching and research agenda and to dialog on current open faculty
positions or those that may be available in the near future.

FFCEP Selection Criteria 

*      Individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the
university are continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences. We are especially interested in applications from
people of color who are underrepresented and underserved in teaching
professions; i.e., African American, Latin American, American Indian, or
Alaskan Native.

*      Within one to two years of receiving Ph.D. -or-

*      Within one year of receiving or already received MFA.  -or-

*      Engaged in a Post Doctoral assignment.

*      Desire academic teaching career at an exceptional institution.

*      Receiving degrees in Business, Liberal Arts, Science, Engineering,
Applied Science &   

   Technology, Computing & Information Sciences, Imaging Arts & Sciences.

*      Demonstrate potential to fill open and/or anticipated vacancies at

*      Able to travel to Rochester for a weekend, October 12-15, 2006.

The RIT mission is to provide technology-based educational programs for
personal and professional development. We rigorously pursue new and emerging
career areas. We develop and deliver curricula and advance scholarship
relevant to emerging technologies and social conditions. Our community is
committed to diversity and student centeredness and is distinguished by our
innovative and collaborative spirit. Internal and external partnerships
expand our studentsexperiential learning. RIT is committed to mutually
enriching relationships with alumni, government, business and the world
community. Teaching, learning, scholarship, leadership development, and
student success are our central enterprises.

Applications and additional information can be found online at


All applications must be postmarked by June 23rd.  If you have any
questions, please contact the Office of Faculty Recruitment at 585-475-5775
or [log in to unmask] 


Thanks for your support and assistance!  




Renee Baker

Manager Faculty Recruitment


Excellence through Diversity, Journey to Greatness: Doing it the RIT Way


Hilary H. Ratner, Ph.D.
Associate Provost and Dean
The Graduate School
4057 Faculty/Administration Building
656 W. Kirby
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI  48202

313-577-2170 (phone)
313-577-2903 (fax) <>  

Carole M. Barduca
Administrative Manager
The Graduate School
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone 313 577-8051
FAX    313 577-2903 <>