Job Opportunity: Department Chair - National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Department Chair - National Technical Institute for the Deaf


National Technical Institute for the Deaf

NTID Master Science & Secondary Ed

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track, Tenured

Faculty Discipline:

Faculty Rank: Associate Professor, Professor

Employment Category: Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date:

Department/College Description

Detailed Job Description

Nature of Position
Full-time, 9- month, academic leadership position with the possibility of a summer contract, when necessary. Reports to the Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves as a member of the chairperson cabinet.

Appointed by the Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs of NTID in consultation with President and Dean of NTID and the department faculty. A comprehensive summative review every 3-5 years with possibility for re-appointment.

• Curriculum and Support Services: Provide innovative and strategic direction for the design, delivery and on-going evaluation of well-articulated, state-of-the-art education programs, teaching, curricula and academic support services that facilitate student success. Delivery of programs should be designed to maximize enrollment and participation of students, including innovative technological approaches. The current program is a master of science degree in secondary education, offering dual certification in education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students and certification in a secondary-level content area. Advance the educational interests and academic success of RIT and NTID students, faculty and staff within the Master of Science in Secondary Education Program. Oversee student records and scheduling functions, student recruitment, practicum placement, advisement and accreditation as appropriate to departmental mission.
• National Leadership: Participate, serve and/or lead in major relevant professional organizations, curriculum, research and scholarly efforts that foster NTID and MSSE's prominent positions in the field of deaf education.
• Human Resources: Manage the composition, evaluation and development of the department's human resources using approaches that are consistent with the NTID goal to cross-utilize faculty within and across specific departmental functions and disciplines. This will involve the facilitation and development of strategic staffing plans, equitable workloads, plans of work, Writing annual performance review (or faculty/staff appraisals), merit recommendations, and support of faculty/staff professional development and scholarship. Also responsible for classroom and/or tutoring observations of faculty and participation in the tenure and promotion processes.
• Budget and Facilities: Monitor budget and manage departmentally-assigned resources including equipment, materials, supplies and facilities coordinate departmental security and inventory control, share equipment, space and laboratory facilities and technical assistance within NTID and between NTID and other RIT colleges/units in order to maximize opportunities for students. Procure external funds to support the work of the department and develop appropriate connections with business, industry and RIT companion programs in order to maintain a leadership and currency in courses, programs, services and facilities.
• Internal Stakeholders and External Publics: Represent the department as appropriate to internal RIT and NTID stakeholders (students. faculty, staff. administration) and to external constituents (parents. employers, National Advisory Group). Fairly and adequately represent faculty initiatives and concerns to the next level of management.
• Faculty Responsibilities: Teach, tutor, and/or advise students as appropriate to one's field and experience; participate in research, scholarship, consulting and professional activities to ensure currency in discipline and as appropriate to position; enhance sign language skills and spoken communication techniques and strategies on an on-going basis.

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity. People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Minimum Qualifications

• PhD., or Ed. D. degree in education of the deaf or relevant field or have demonstrated in widely recognized ways special competence in the field.
• Prior experience teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the secondary or postsecondary level
• Prior experience as a cooperating teacher or university supervisor or related experience.
• Prior experiences in a graduate teacher education program.
• Record of peer-reviewed scholarship: scholarly productivity required at the associate professor rank or higher, demonstrated by recent relevant publications, presentations, editorships, professional service or contributions in one or more of the following areas: language development of deaf people, educational change, curriculum studies, history and philosophy of education, cognition, theories of teaching and learning, and history/legal aspects of education of Deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
• Demonstrated successful experience in curriculum development and program evaluation; record of effective academic instruction and professional contributions to the field
• Previous experience in academic leadership at the college/university level
• Senior faculty rank
• Demonstrated experience and commitment to shared governance
• Demonstrated ability to communicate fluently in ASL
• Ability to travel

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Research Statement, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply

Apply online at Keyword Search: 4835BR.
Please submit your online application, CV, cover letter and upload the following attachments:
• List of References
• Research Statement
• Statement of Diversity Contribution
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy.

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Additional Details

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.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 accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to

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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