Tenure-Line Faculty Position: Associate/Full Professor in Arts & Health and Associate Dean for Research

Summary: The University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts seeks an Associate or Full Professor with research expertise on the intersection of the arts with health or well-being to serve as the Associate Dean for Research and as a faculty member in one of the five academic units in the College of Fine Arts (i.e., Art & Art History, Dance, Film & Media Arts, Music, or Theatre). Applicants should have a strong understanding of the workings of research universities, grant-writing, the role of the arts in a research university, and the breadth of research in the arts. The Associate Dean for Research is responsible for overseeing, encouraging, and supporting the pursuit of external grant funding in the CFA, advocating for the recognition and support of arts research at the university, and building relationships with units across the institution to facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations. Faculty responsibilities include continuing research in the domain of arts and health/well-being, teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in arts and health/well-being, and providing service to the institution and profession.

Minimum Requirements
• A record of research on the impact or relationship of the arts to some aspect(s) of health and well-being using qualitative, quantitative and/or practice-based methods or measures.
• A record of successful grant-writing
• Three years, or the equivalent, of college-level teaching experience beyond assistantship
• Terminal degree in relevant field, or equivalent experience
• Experience advancing institutional or programmatic goals in higher education

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience conducting research in health or social care settings (e.g., hospitals, nursing facilities)
• Experience seeking and stewarding grants from foundations or federal agencies
• History of interdisciplinary research or project collaboration
• Experience collaborating with or working in an academic medical center
• Experience teaching arts & health or arts & public health (or related curriculum) in a university or college setting

For priority consideration, materials must be received by December 5th, 2022.

Position will remain open until filled.

Start Date: July 2023

Employer Information: The College of Fine Arts is committed to building a diverse intellectual and artistic community, and encourages applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to apply. For more information visit https://www.finearts.utah.edu/about/justice-equity-diversity-inclusion. The University of Utah is the state’s public flagship institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 23,900 undergraduate and 7,800 graduate students, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 115 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: www.utah.edu The University has a number of campus-wide diversity initiatives that contribute to a rich campus climate, attract academic and professional talent, improve access to higher education for historically underrepresented groups, and strengthen the U’s ability to educate the next generation of leaders: https://diversity.utah.edu/. The University is located in the Wasatch Mountain range foothills overlooking Salt Lake City, the Great Salt Lake, and the Great Basin’s west desert. In addition to an active arts culture, the area also offers unparalleled outdoor recreational opportunities within easy access from the city. Salt Lake City is currently ranked 7th in the nation for its vibrant LGBTQ+ community.

Special Instructions for Applicants:
For full consideration, please submit the following documents via the University of Utah’s applicant portal:
• Cover letter (addressed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell) describing your qualifications, interest in the position, and engagement with diversity and inclusion in your work in academic or professional settings
• Curriculum vitae
• Two samples of published/disseminated research
Names and contact information for three (3) professional references (letters will be required of applicants who advance to the campus interview)