Assistant Center Director and Lecturer (74615)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position: Full-time (1 FTE), 12 month faculty and administrative position
Date of Expected Hire: August 1, 2021
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, Non Tenure track

The Center for Arts in Medicine seeks an Assistant Director and Lecturer for the Center. The position will include 50% administration in the capacity of assistant center director, 25% teaching in the Center’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs, 20% research (broadly defined to include a range of forms of research, creative activity, or clinical practice in arts in health), and 5% service to the University, College, Center, and/or field of arts in health.

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to shape that experience fearlessly through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change-maker. We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate coursework in the MA in Arts in Medicine, graduate certificate, and/or undergraduate certificate programs as assigned
  • Maintain creative/scholarly and service contributions appropriate for a faculty member at a major university
  • Assist in the establishment of equitable and effectivie strategies, policies and procedures that support achievement of the Center’s strategic plan
  • Track and document progress on the strategic plan
  • Work with the undergraduate and graduate curriculum coordinators, faculty and staff to ensure excellence and equity in the learning experience for our students, coordinate across curricula, identify and address curricular issues, and establish and implement well defined, effective roles, deliverables and metrics
  • Oversee and coordinate SLO (Student Learning Outcomes) assessment and reporting for graduate and undergraduate programs
  • Oversee teaching assignments, course scheduling and effort reporting for all faculty, in collaboration with the administrative specialist and director
  • Liaison with the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program regarding academic and research operations
  • Report to the director on a weekly basis, meet with faculty members bi-monthly, and meet bi-weekly with the Marketing, Admissions and Students Services team
  • Represent the Center at COTA Executive Committee meetings when the director is not able to attend
  • Assist the director as needed with overall operations and communications

CENTER FOR ARTS IN MEDICINE: Housed in the College of the Arts, the Center for Arts in Medicine (CAM) is committed to advancing research, education, and practice in the arts in health, locally and globally. The Center facilitates research, education, and training in the use of the arts to enhance health in healthcare and public health contexts. The Center provides a framework for interdisciplinary collaboration among University of Florida faculty and students, healthcare providers, clinical artists, and our local and global communities. The Center develops and effects interdisciplinary research studies through its two research labs, and educational curricula on all levels. The Center serves as a national model for the arts in health research, education, and training. The Center provides certificate and degree programs, including MA and graduate certificates in Arts in Medicine and Arts in Public Health, and undergraduate certificates across disciplines. For more information, visit .

THE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The mission of the College of the Arts is to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their capacities for critical study, creative practice, and provocation. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,700 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 130 faculty members in its three accredited schools— the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music and the School of Theatre + Dance, and in the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute and the Center for Arts, Migration and Entrepreneurship. In addition, the college comprises the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA: The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top six best public universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MA in Arts in Medicine or Master’s degree in a related field
  • Three years of professional experience in arts in health (in healthcare, public health or community contexts) or the creative arts therapies (practice and/or research)
  • Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances diversity, equity, access and inclusion
  • At least two years of university-level teaching experience beyond assistantship

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Administration and leadership experience
  • Experience in clinical or behavioral research
  • Experience in a leadership role in arts in health (related to healthcare, public health or community health)
  • Two or more years of university-level online teaching experience beyond assistantship

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please submit all application materials by June 13, 2021. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the hiring authority and search committee.

Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system at Faculty Jobs at UF ( . Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of interest that explains how you match the particular qualifications of this position and how your work and perspective will contribute to and enhance our transformative community; (2) a curriculum vitae highlighting administrative experience; (3) a list of three professional references with contact information. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

Nominations and Inquiries may be sent to:
Tina Mullen
Chair, CAM Assistant Director Search

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.



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