Tenure-line Faculty Position in Arts, Health, & Well-being
University of Utah - College of Fine Arts
September 27, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position in Arts, Health, & Well-being from candidates with expertise in the evidence-based application of the arts to promote health and/or well-being through creative arts therapies, expressive arts therapy, arts in health, or arts in public health frameworks. The College encourages applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to apply. The successful candidate will be appointed to the department or school that best matches their area of artistic expertise at a rank and salary commensurate with experience. The position will have research, teaching, and service responsibilities appropriate for tenure-line appointments in the home academic unit. In addition, the successful candidate will serve as a leader of the University of Utah’s nascent Arts-in-Health Innovation Lab, a catalyst of interdisciplinary research, teaching, clinical care, and community engagement at the intersection of the arts and health. Members of the AIHIL come from five colleges as well as the University of Utah School of Medicine, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, UtahPresents, Utah Center on Aging, University of Utah Hospital, University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute, and Huntsman Cancer Institute. “Arts in health” is understood as the broad and growing academic discipline and field of practice dedicated to using the power of the arts to enhance human health and well-being in diverse institutional and community settings.
Responsibilities: Lead efforts to develop graduate and undergraduate programs in the growing academic discipline of arts in health; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in arts in health and area of artistic expertise; maintain an active research and publication profile in the evidence-based application of the arts for health and/or well-being; offer leadership and guidance to CFA faculty members and students interested in expanding their research and teaching into the arts in health arena; continue to build partnerships between the College of Fine Arts and other entities across campus to advance arts, health, and well-being research and practice at the University of Utah.
Start Date: August 2019
Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin October 15th, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. To apply, submit the following materials to the University of Utah’s job search portal at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/82887: (1) a cover letter discussing your interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) an updated CV, (3) a sample of published research connected to arts, health, and well-being, (4) a sample syllabus, and (5) contact information for three (3) professional references.
Candidates who advance to the next phase of the application process may be asked to provide additional materials, including a representative portfolio of creative research.
Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell, at email@example.com.
Minimum Requirements: Terminal degree (or international or professional equivalent) in area of arts expertise; evidence of an active research agenda focused on the application of the arts to promote health and/or well-being; two years of professional experience in arts in health; and one or more of the following: two years of professional experience in area of arts expertise and/or two years of teaching experience beyond assistantship.
Preferred Qualifications: Three years of university-level teaching experience, including graduate seminars; leadership role in regional, national, or international arts, health, and well-being organizations (e.g., NOAH, AATA, AMTA, IADMS); history of successful publication in the applicant’s area of expertise; history of grant-writing, acquisition, and management. Research that focuses on work with cancer patients and caregivers, autistic individuals, older adults, or marginalized communities are of particular interest to the University.
Internal Number: PRN00325CF
About University of Utah - College of Fine Arts
University of Utah:
The University of Utah, a Carnegie Research-1 public institution with approximately 25,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students, supports scholarship, community-based research, and teaching. The University is located in Salt Lake City, the hub of a large metropolitan area along the Wasatch Front with an increasingly large and diverse population, excellent cultural resources, and enviable recreational opportunities.
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