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University of Utah Assistant Dean, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Assistant Dean, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program

Department 00989 - CON-HSCBC DIVISION

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin When Filled


College of Nursing

Assistant Dean, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor

Tenure-Line or Career-Line ( DOQ )

Position Summary: The University of Utah, College of Nursing is seeking a qualified gerontologist for an administrative faculty appointment as an Assistant Dean for the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program ( GIP ). This position will combine leadership, teaching, and scholarship in the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program. The College of Nursing’s GIP includes an interdisciplinary MS program with a baccalaureate minor and graduate and baccalaureate certificate options.

Criteria : Earned doctorate degree in gerontology or related field from an accredited University, with academic and administrative experience appropriate to the specialty area. Knowledgeable about the issues of aging, higher education, research/scholarship, online/distance learning, and care delivery. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively with individuals and groups, and demonstrated leadership/management abilities in interdisciplinary environments. At least three years of experience in a faculty role with a successful track record of didactic teaching, scholarly productivity, and service is required, preferably within a research-intensive academic environment. A program of research in gerontology is required.

Principal Functions and Responsibilities: The Assistant Dean of the GIP serves as a full-time faculty member in the tenure-line or career-line and provides leadership of gerontology faculty, students, and staff to assure quality outcomes at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This includes maintaining Program of Merit Status within the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education ( AGHE ), and mapping/assessment of curricula to align with the AGHE Gerontology Competencies for Undergraduate and Graduate Education. Assists with recruitment, admission, progression, and retention of students. Oversees the implementation and evaluation of the GIP and its curriculum policies and procedures. Advances the program locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Areas of Major Responsibility:

A. Lead strategic market planning and participate in recruitment and advisement of GIP students.

B. Coordinate admission process and caucus in concordance with University and College policies and guidelines.

C. Facilitate student applications for scholarships and fellowships.

D. Provide mentorship and assistance to faculty advisors and graduate supervisory committees.

E. Monitor and support student progression through the program.

F. Oversee the evaluation of the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program and provide an annual report to the College of Nursing.

G. Submit applications for funding to obtain additional support for GIP development and innovation.

H. Chair the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program Advisory Committee

I. Serve as a member of the Academic Program Team, Directors of Graduate Programs’ Committee, and on the steering committee of the University of Utah Center on Aging.

J. Collaborate with Division Chairs on faculty orientation and resources

K. Coordinate and lead efforts to enhance online/distance learning through collaboration with UOnline, Teaching and Learning Technologies, and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.

L. Works with the Office of Academic Programs and Student Services on scheduling, registration, recruitment, admission, matriculation, orientation, and progression procedures and issues.

M. Promote internal and external interdisciplinary partnerships to enhance community-based experiential opportunities for students and faculty.

Reporting Relationships: Individual will report to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the administrative role, and to the Division Chair of Health Systems and Community-Based Care in the faculty role.

Projected FTE : The projected FTE for this role is 0.3.

Application and Inquiries: Interested candidates should apply online at . Questions about the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Katarina Felsted at or the Faculty Affairs Manager, Cami Palo at .

The application requires: 1) curriculum vitae 2) cover letter 3) research/scholarship statement

4) teaching statement.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


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.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 09/01/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02741F

Type Faculty