Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Department 00074 - Art/Art History Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 07/01/2020


The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Utah invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with a research specialty in any area of Ancient or Medieval art, broadly conceived.

We have a particular interest in scholarship with a transregional, transcultural, or global focus and in scholars whose work contributes to increasing the diversity of the department’s intellectual life and offerings. Applicants must be committed to an active program of scholarly research and publication and demonstrate a solid teaching profile.

The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester in the undergraduate and graduate (MA) programs in Art History, including “Introduction to the History of Art” on a rotating basis and topical courses in their area of specialization. The faculty member will develop a curriculum in Ancient/Medieval art history, contribute to the Program’s new online minor, and share in supervision of Honors and Master’s theses. In addition, the faculty member will participate in the Art History program’s “Visual Intersections” initiative, which explores interdisciplinary approaches to the history of the visual arts through thematic seminars that may draw students from a number of disciplines and departments.

We encourage applicants whose teaching and research demonstrates an awareness of diverse methodological concerns and interdisciplinary perspectives. Opportunities exist for collaboration with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the College of Humanities, the School of Cultural and Social Transformation, and several interdisciplinary and area studies programs across campus.

For more information, visit our web site Position begins 1 July 2020.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in art history required, or successful dissertation defense by the start date.

Teaching experience beyond graduate school preferred.

Employer Information: The University of Utah is the state’s public flagship institution of higher education and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 115 research universities with the “highest research activity” in the nation. 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 is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. 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. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

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.


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, writing sample, and relevant course syllabi (please upload as “Applicant Document Other”). Applicants will be prompted to enter the names and contact information of three referees who will upload letters of recommendation separately. Materials should be addressed to:

Chair, Ancient/Medieval Art History Search

University of Utah

Department of Art and Art History

357 S 1530 E, RM 161

Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0380

The deadline for applications is December 6, 2019.

Open Date 09/20/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00490CF

Type Faculty