University of Utah, College of Humanities
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|Location:||Utah, United States|
The University of Utah invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Humanities. The Dean will serve for a five-year renewable term, commencing July 1, 2015. The College is composed of seven academic departments—Communication, English, History, Languages and Literature, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Writing and Rhetoric Studies—along with eight interdisciplinary centers and seven interdisciplinary programs. It also collaborates in research and instruction with departments and colleges throughout the University. With a total budget of over $43m, it is home to more than180 tenure and career track faculty, 2500 undergraduate majors, and 400 graduate students. The Dean will lead a diverse and collegial faculty that includes internationally prominent scholars and educators and a dedicated, professional staff.
The successful candidate must have a distinguished record as a scholar and educator and demonstrated leadership and administrative skills. He/she should have innovative ideas for supporting enhanced student engagement, creativity, and discovery, and for translating student success into new educational and career opportunities. He/she will be expected to promote the success of the College through careful stewardship of the College’s resources, fundraising, and support for extramurally funded research. A commitment to the role of faculty in college governance, dedication to community-engaged learning, and the ability to build loyalty and support among alumni and in the local community are also required.
The University of Utah is the state’s flagship institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 26,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among research universities with “very high research activity.” Salt Lake City is a progressive state capital at the center of a growing and diverse metropolitan area of over one million people. Salt Lake has recently ranked in the top 10 large metropolitan centers in the United States in economic growth. The city is home to a wide variety of cultural activities and unparalleled recreational opportunities, with ten world-class ski resorts and five national parks nearby. More information about the city and the region can be found at www.visitsaltlake.com.
Applications, including a CV and a letter describing the candidate’s interest and qualifications, should be submitted to https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/36067. Confidential inquiries can be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Eric Hinderaker at email@example.com and Robert Adler at firstname.lastname@example.org. The search committee will review applications on a rolling basis beginning November 1, 2014, until the position is filled.
The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with reasonable notice. For additional information:
Inquiries about University nondiscrimination and disability accommodation policies may be made to the University’s Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm. 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD).
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. More information about the University of Utah and the College of Humanities can be found at www.utah.edu and http://humanities.utah.edu/.
Eric Hinderaker - email@example.com
Robert Adler - firstname.lastname@example.org