Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

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Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
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Please see Special Instructions for more details.
Application review process will begin March 16, 2020. Please submit a Letter of Interest, CV, Transcript of Terminal Degree (and/or evidence of superior professional work), and three Letters of Recommendation.


Open Date 01/30/2020
Requisition Number PRN23054B
Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
Job Grade A00
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00070 - College of Fine Arts-Dean
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $40,000 - $44,000/yr
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary

The College of Fine Arts and the School of Dance at the University of Utah seek applications and nominations of highly qualified candidates for a Raymond C. Morales Post-MFA or Post-Doctorate Fellowship. We are looking for someone who works in the areas of dance activism, social justice and community engagement—using the power of dance and community building to bring dance to diverse and underserved populations to address social and political issues, and issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
The Raymond C. Morales Fellowship (named in honor of Professor of Graphic Design, Raymond C. Morales—the first tenured faculty member appointed in the CFA from an underrepresented group) is designed to promote diversity within the College faculties by encouraging graduates from underrepresented groups who have completed a terminal degree to pursue careers in university teaching. The CFA Fellowship is a three-year residency. Applicants must have completed their terminal degree (MFA, PhD) by the time of appointment (July 1st) and/or shown evidence of superior professional work.
Criteria for Selection
The following will be considered as positive factors in choosing successful candidates:
• Evidence of superior academic/artistic achievement in the field of dancemaking and/or scholarly work;
• Experience telling under-told stories about underrepresented people;
• Promise of continuing achievement as scholar/artist and teacher;
• Likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in creating curriculum, teaching, and scholarship;
• Commitment to working with faculty to create a curriculum and artistic space that centralizes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging;
• Sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship/dancemaking at the college and university level;
• Membership in one or more groups whose underrepresentation in the US professoriate has been severe and longstanding.
Review panels may also look at factors such as the likelihood that the applicant will fully utilize support for the duration of the three-year term of the award and pursue an active creative research agenda during that time.
Stipends and Benefits
• A competitive annual stipend
• A full Benefits package
• Support including office space and computer
• Library privileges
• Ongoing funding opportunities for research-related expenses


The Morales Fellow’s main responsibilities will lay within teaching the dance studies curriculum (i.e. history, writing) and advising graduate students from diverse perspectives. The Fellow may also teach in the Service Learning Modern Dance class, the Dance & Community class, technique curriculum, and/or the Improvisation/Technique series throughout the School of Dance. The successful candidate will have a teaching load designed to leave time for creative research in either choreographing and/or writing.

Minimum Qualifications

General Eligibility
The fellowship will be awarded to applicants from underrepresented groups —including, but not limited to, racial or ethnic minorities, first-generation college graduates, women in predominantly male fields and vice versa, LGBTQIA+, and individuals with disabilities.
In addition to the general eligibility requirements, eligibility to apply is extended to:
• Individuals with evidence of superior academic/artistic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors, or other designations);
• Individuals awarded an MFA or doctorate degree no earlier than December 31, 2015;
• Evidence of superior professional work.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary

Application review process will begin March 16, 2020. Please submit a Letter of Interest, CV, Transcript of Terminal Degree (and/or evidence of superior professional work), and three Letters of Recommendation.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: [email protected] or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: [email protected] .

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.

Posting Specific Questions

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  • Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Letter of Recommendation 3
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents
  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
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