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Academic Coordinator II in the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 7th, 2018
Last review date: October 8th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: January 1st, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Division of Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a Medical Humanities Outreach Coordinator (MHOC), a 43%-time Academic Coordinator II position. The MHOC, reporting to the Dean of HFA, will assist in implementing a new interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program in the Medical Humanities.

HFA is currently embarking on several ambitious programs to help recruit and retain new majors and minors and to increase enrollments in our classes, while also offering innovative types of learning that will foster the critical thinking and communication skills, creativity, and entrepreneurial skills that are increasingly sought in across diverse career pathways. The Medical Humanities Certificate Program, administered jointly by the HFA and the Office of Extension (Professional and Continuing Education) represents one such effort. The Medical Humanities Certificate Program offers undergraduates an opportunity to earn an official certificate in the interdisciplinary field of medical humanities, currently an area of growing interest in medical schools across the nation. Students complete the program through required coursework (offered through Extension and HFA); those who successfully complete the certificate are eligible for summer internship placements with medical and community health organizations in greater Santa Barbara.

The MHOC will be appointed in HFA and job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Overseeing the summer internship program for students who have successfully completed the certificate
• Recruiting students for the certificate program by outreach activities targeting continuing and prospective students
• Working effectively with PCE and HFA staff in maintaining and updating certificate program marketing materials, its web site, and its social media presence
• Co-chairing a faculty/staff Medical Humanities Advisory Committee (committee’s charge would include curriculum design and review, staffing recommendations, planning co-curricular activities for certificate students)
• Working with the Advisory Committee and the HFA Development team on fundraising, including grant-writing and private fund-raising, in support of the certificate program, its co-curricular features, and the associated summer internships
• Chairing a Medical Humanities Community Board, composed of national and local-area medical professionals, to advise/support the certificate program
• Fostering engagement between UCSB’s program and medical humanities initiatives at other UC campuses with campus faculty, staff and students to promote the Medical Humanities Certificate Program, on and off campus, and to ensure its efficient operations and financial sustainability through student recruitment, faculty participation, fund-raising, and community engagement.

Basic Qualifications: must hold a professional degree in a medical field, have at least 2 years of teaching and/or student mentorship experience, at least 2 years of relevant project management experience, and at least 1 year of experience in fund-raising (grant-writing and/or private donor relations).

Preferred Qualifications: strong communication skills, familiarity with the UC system and its campuses, and knowledge of central and southern California medical institutions, programs, and personnel.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, and the contact information for 3-5 references directly to by September 21, 2018 for primary consideration, however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The Division is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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