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PLEASE JOIN US TO MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC RESEARCH INITIATIVES.


The Strategic Research Initiatives director is responsible for coordinating and facilitating efforts to build and strengthen research and awards related to University of Utah campus-wide priorities, including the Fair and Equitable Society Initiative.

The director is expected to grow and seek funding for comprehensive, university-wide collaborations that emphasize multidisciplinary arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and education research, alongside intersectional inquiry and grand challenges in fields that advance the university's Fair and Equitable Society initiatives. The position will also develop a robust, campus-wide awards nomination process, including increased recognition of university excellence in arts, humanities, social sciences, education, and related social justice fields.

Four finalists will present their visions for boosting efforts to fund and recognize the scholars and research work of the University of Utah.

Hosted by Search Committee Chair:

Sarah Projansky
Associate Vice President for Faculty
Professor, Gender Studies and Film & Media Arts

Dianne Harris


ZOOM PRESENTATION: Friday, April 30th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
MEETING REGISTRATION: https://utah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItcOypqDgvHdcd-KInmwWFGNsKAmyFwd4O

Candidate CV

Annie Fukushima


ZOOM PRESENTATION: Thursday, April 8th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
MEETING REGISTRATION: https://utah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAuc-yppj8tE91xkaBdBGDmBd4JuM6AmopT

Candidate CV

Matt Haber


ZOOM PRESENTATION: Wednesday, April 7th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
MEETING REGISTRATION: https://utah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkd-ipqjMoGdYzpm6lrcJfkOdDj9LOl4Qc

Candidate CV

Paul Kuttner

Paul Kuttner


ZOOM PRESENTATION: Tuesday, April 6th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
MEETING REGISTRATION: https://utah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtc-qspzItG90-JeF7TRQOlmIDGteMROHO

CANDIDATE CV

About the University of Utah

As a flagship research institution in the elite Pac-12 Conference, the University of Utah enrolls approximately 26,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students and ranks among the best global universities. Heralded for its entrepreneurial spirit, Forbes magazine ranked the state of Utah as the 3rd Best State For Business in 2018. Our campus is located in Salt Lake City, a progressive state capital and regional economic epicenter, which serves as a focal point of growth for a diverse metropolitan area of over one million people ranked as the 10th best city in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report in 2017. The city is home to a wide variety of cultural activities, including the Utah Symphony and Opera, Ballet West, the brand new Eccles Theatre, a vibrant concert scene, and several professional sports teams, and offers unparalleled recreational opportunities, with ten world-class ski resorts and five national parks nearby. More information about the city and the region can be found at http://www.visitsaltlake.com.