Center for Arts in Medicine

Position: Full-time, 12 month, 2-year visiting lecturer

Date of Expected Hire: August 1, 2022

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine, College of the Arts, invites applications from individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives for one (1) visiting Lecturer position. This is a position which will require 75% teaching, 20% research, and 5% service. Additional responsibilities will be assigned in keeping with the Center’s by-laws and promotion guidelines, in arts in health and/or arts and public health with an emphasis on facilitation of cross-campus interdisciplinary creative activity and effective collaboration.

The Center for Arts in Medicine (CAM) in the College of the Arts is committed to advancing research, education, and practice in arts in health, locally, and globally. Three overarching tenets ground and guide the work and culture of CAM:

  • The field of arts in health is built on a broad array of histories and practices at the intersections of the arts, culture, and health; therefore, we embrace a broad range of practice in our education, research, and practice.
  • Each and every life has equal value and potential; therefore, we are committed to equity and anti-racism in our teaching, research, and practice.
  • We exist to advance evidence-based practice in arts in health; therefore, we seek the integration of teaching, research, and practice.

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to shape that experience fearlessly through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change-maker. We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

Responsibilities:  Faculty in the Center for Arts in Medicine bring core values of creativity, excellence, equity, and collaboration to all aspects of their work. The candidate will:

  • Teach coursework in the undergraduate certificate programs and graduate programs, as assigned
  • Write and obtain grant funding for research and outreach projects
  • Collaboratively participate in or lead interdisciplinary service-learning and/or research projects
  • Maintain creative/scholarly and service contributions for a faculty member at a R1 university
  • Serve on university, college, and departmental committees, as assigned.  

CENTER FOR ARTS IN MEDICINE: Housed in the College of the Arts, the Center for Arts in Medicine (CAM) is committed to advancing research, education, and practice in the arts in health, locally and globally. The Center facilitates research, education, and training in the use of the arts to enhance health in healthcare and public health contexts. The Center provides a framework for interdisciplinary collaboration among University of Florida faculty and students, healthcare providers, clinical artists, and our local and global communities. The Center develops and effects interdisciplinary research studies through its two research labs, and educational curricula on all levels. The Center serves as a national model for the arts in health research, education, and training. The Center provides certificate and degree programs, including MA and graduate certificates in Arts in Medicine and Arts in Public Health, and undergraduate certificates across disciplines. For more information, visit www.arts.ufl.edu/cam.

THE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The mission of the College of the Arts is to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond.  We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their capacities for critical study, creative practice, and provocation.  The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,700 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 130 faculty members in its three accredited schools— the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre + Dance, and in the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, and the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship. In addition, the college comprises the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

The University of Florida: The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top five best public universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

Expected salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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