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College of Humanities, University of Utah

Job category Administration (non-academic) / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number PRN00177CF
Location Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Start date 07/01/2018
Job description



The University of Utah invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Humanities. The College comprises seven academic departments—Communication, English, History, World Languages and Culture, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Writing and Rhetoric Studies—along with nine interdisciplinary centers and eight interdisciplinary programs, with a total budget over $43m, more than 170 tenured and tenure-line faculty, 85 full- and part-time staff, 2500 undergraduate majors, and 400 graduate students. The Dean will serve for a five-year renewable term, commencing July 1, 2018.

Among the qualities we seek in a Dean are:

  • A distinguished record as a scholar and educator
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills
  • A commitment to faculty governance
  • Effective fundraising and community engagement
  • A strong and demonstrated commitment to diversity

The Dean reports to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Applications, including a CV and a letter describing the candidate’s interest and qualifications, and a list of references should be submitted to https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/69997. Confidential inquiries can be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Robin Jensen at r.e.jensen@utah.edu and Alberta Comer at alberta.comer@utah.edu. The search committee will review applications on a rolling basis beginning November 6, 2017, and will continue to receive applications 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 underserved students. The College of Humanities is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The College and University recognize that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community.

More information about the University of Utah and the College of Humanities can be found at www.utah.edu and http://humanities.utah.edu/.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/69997
Deadline for full consideration: November 6, 2017, 12:00am MST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/69997
Contact name Robin Jensen
Contact email
Time created October 19, 2017, 9:37am EST
Scheduled expiry date May 6, 2018, 2:20pm MST
Expired on May 6, 2018, 2:46pm MST
Last updated July 6, 2018, 3:00pm EST
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