Posted on: 
October 11, 2017

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 Confidential inquiries can be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Robin Jensen at and Alberta Comer at 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.

Public contact information: 

Robin Jensen

Alberta Comer

Linguistic Specialization: 
Not Applicable.