Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor - Art Teaching in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Department 00074 - Art/Art History Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 07/01/2022


The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Utah invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Art Teaching commencing in fall 2022. The qualified applicant will hold a Ph.D. in Art Education, an MFA , or equivalent qualification in a related subject area. They will have K-12 and college/university teaching experience, an active research agenda, and will be well-versed in contemporary pedagogical issues and practices related to school-based art teaching. We are particularly interested in a colleague whose work contributes to increasing the diversity of the department’s intellectual, artistic and/or pedagogical views and offerings. We encourage applicants whose teaching and research demonstrates interdisciplinary perspectives and a commitment to social justice.

The Art Teaching area is committed to using critical inquiry, experiential education, community engaged learning, and pedagogical experimentation to prepare school- and community-based teaching artists who embrace diversity and are able to teach 21st century skills such as: creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, cross-cultural skills, flexibility and adaptation, global awareness, and media literacy.

The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Utah values a diverse and equitable community among all faculty, staff and students. We are committed to inclusive excellence and are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer who encourages applications from all backgrounds including, but not limited to, diverse racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ community members. For more information, visit our web site

Employer Information: 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.

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. 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.

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


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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

Interested candidates should upload a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests, CV, an example of research (10-15 images of their work and/or a writing sample), and a teaching statement that includes 10-15 images of student work. Applicants will be prompted to enter the names and contact information of three referees who may be contacted to upload letters of recommendation separately.

Materials should be addressed to: Beth Krensky, Chair, Art Teaching Search, University of Utah Department of Art & Art History, 357 S 1530 E, RM 161, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0380 The deadline for applications is 01/01/2022.

Open Date 10/06/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00754CF

Type Faculty