Summary: The University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts seeks an Associate or Full Professor with experience developing and leading academic programs or initiatives in arts in health (or related field). Applicants should have a strong understanding of the workings of research universities and a track record of leading interdisciplinary teams. The successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be to collaborate with College and University leadership and relevant stakeholders to develop and advance a plan for the future of arts in health at the University of Utah. This will include presenting and stewarding a vision of academic programming that will offer current students an entry point to arts in health and attract new students to advance robust research in the field. While this faculty member’s tenure home will be in one of the academic units in the College of Fine Arts (i.e., Art & Art History, Dance, Film & Media Arts, Music, or Theatre), teaching responsibilities will primarily be in the domain of arts in health. The College is committed to building a diverse intellectual and artistic community, and encourages applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to apply.
Start Date: August 2020
Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.
(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) 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.
Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell, at email@example.com.
Experience advancing institutional or programmatic goals in an institution of higher education
Experience with academic program development at the university level (e.g., collaborating with faculty, staff, and administrators to develop curriculum with clear learning outcomes that address the needs of students)
A record of research on the impact or relationship of the arts to some aspect(s) of health and well-being using qualitative or quantitative measures
Three years of college-level teaching experience beyond assistantship
Terminal degree in relevant field, or equivalent experience
Experience conducting research in health or social care settings (e.g., hospitals, nursing facilities)
Experience seeking and stewarding grants from foundations or federal agencies
Experience collaborating with or working in an academic medical center
Experience teaching arts in health (or related curriculum) in a university or college setting
Internal Number: PRN00512CF
About University of Utah - College of Fine Arts
About the College of Fine Arts & the University of Utah: Established in 1948, the CFA is home to five academic units: Art & Art History, Dance, Film & Media Arts, Music, and Theatre. The CFA enrolls approximately 1,900 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and offers over 20 degrees and several emphases including BA, BFA, BMus, MA, MAT, MFA, MMus, DMA, & PhD. The College is situated in and benefits from a vibrant metropolitan and regional arts scene that is nationally renowned. The CFA is deeply engaged with the local arts community both on campus and with our professional affiliates: UtahPresents, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Pioneer Theatre Company, and in the broader community through faculty, staff, student, and alumni ties with local arts organizations such as Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, Ballet West, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, Salt Lake Acting Company, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake Film Society, Repertory Dance Company, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, and others. To learn more about the CFA, please see our website: www.finearts.utah.edu.
The University of Utah (The U) is the state’s public flagship institution of higher education with an enr...ollment of approximately 24,700 undergraduate and 8,250 graduate students, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 131 research universities with the “highest research activity” in the nation. Forbes recently ranked the University of Utah as one of America’s best employers and U.S. News & World Report ranked it as one of the best national universities.
The U is located in the Wasatch mountain range foothills overlooking Salt Lake City, the Great Salt Lake, and the Great Basin’s west desert. Salt Lake City was recently ranked in the top ten in economic growth among large metropolitan areas. In addition to an active arts culture, the area also offers unparalleled recreational opportunities, with ten world-class ski resorts and several national parks within easy access from the city. Additionally, SLC is currently ranked 8th in the nation for its vibrant LGBTQ+ community. More information about the Salt Lake City area can be found at www.visitsaltlake.com.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.