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Alcorn State University: Chairperson, Department of Fine Arts (deadline 11/30/17)

  • Purpose of Job: Provide leadership for the Department of Fine Arts which offers courses in art, humanities and music.
  • Scope of Responsibilities. The department is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) with the following degrees: Bachelor of Music with majors in performance and music education and the Bachelor of Arts in Music. In addition the department assists with the School of Graduate Studies and the Department of Psychology and Education to offer the Master of Secondary Education with an Endorsement in Music. The position is ½ time administration and ½ time teaching—courses taught are based on the candidate’s background, abilities and expertise.
  • Qualifications: Doctorate in Music from an accredited institution, Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the collegiate level

Berklee College of Music: Assistant Chair, Professional Music Department (deadline 10/16/17)

  • Berklee College of Music is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Chair of the Professional Music Department. As one of the largest majors at the College, Professional Music is an established program that offers a “design-your-own major/entrepreneurial approach” for students. The Department works closely with students to individualize their undergraduate program of study to be directly aligned with career goals. Further, the Department offers innovative instruction, regularly engages with music industry professionals, sponsors visiting artists and annual events, oversees Berklee Revelation Records (a student-run initiative) and provides opportunities for experiential learning.
  • The Assistant Chair will serve as an academic and administrative leader of the Department—working under the direction and supervision of the Chair. This is a 12-month administrative position with a renewable contract.
  • The Assistant Chair will be an experienced administrator and teacher with professional experience in music-related career environments. S/he will have evidence of industry engagement, strong leadership qualities, and managerial and organizational skills. S/he will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of constituencies on- and off-campus. The ideal candidate will be forward thinking and possess a commitment to the education of music students.

Brown University: Associate/Full Professor of Music (Department Chair) (deadline 12/4/17)

  • Background and Opportunities: Brown’s Department of Music is at an important transitional moment. Following several senior retirements and some highly promising new hiring, the department is partnering with the Provost and the Dean of the Faculty to develop a strategic plan. The next department chair, who will ideally take up the position on July 1, 2018, will have the opportunity to build upon strategic planning work already underway and to shape its future.
  • The Department of Music is a key department in Brown University’s current strategic plan, Building on Distinction. Spanning scholarship, creation, and practice, Music is central for two of the plan’s integrative themes: “Cultivating Creative Expression” and “Exploring Human Experience.” Music is one of the constituent members of the recently established Brown Arts Initiative, and the department’s chair serves on the Initiative’s executive committee. Music is also the main stakeholder in a new Performing Arts Center currently in the initial stages of design and slated for completion in 2021. The next chair of Music will be centrally engaged in these exciting new developments.
  • To fill this position, Brown is seeking a music scholar who is currently an advanced associate or full professor. Best consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate the following: An earned PhD, preferably in musicology, and with a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with a tenured appointment. While a degree in music is not a requirement, candidates’ scholarly expertise and affiliation should be in music and they should ideally have held appointments in music departments or programs. Research and teaching interests preferably in musicology but also extending to other areas within music (e.g., composition, electronic/new media, ethnomusicology, improvisation, jazz, performance, popular music studies, production, sound studies, theory).

Claflin University: Chair / Assistant /Associate Professor of Music (no deadline listed, posted 12/6/17)

  • RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department Chair serves as the chief administrative officer responsible for all administrative and leadership aspects of a degree-granting department consisting of approximately forty-five students majors in two programs of study. Duties include budget planning, personnel management, facilities management, and the daily supervision of nine full-time and seven adjunct faculty. Additional teaching responsibilities may include other courses within the candidate’s area of expertise. The Department Chair is also expected to participate fully in departmental recruitment activities within the state and nationally, campus committee service, performance, and research obligations consistent with all faculty appointments.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: D.M.A., Ph.D. or Ed. D. required. The successful candidate will have significant experience and documented record of success as a music educator at the collegiate level. Administrative experience and a thorough knowledge of NASM policies and procedure are preferred.

Clayton State University: Department Chair, Visual & Performing Arts (deadline 1/8/18)

  • The Department of Visual and Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at Clayton State University seeks applicants for department chair. The position begins July 1, 2018.
  • Clayton State University, a Senior Unit of the University System of Georgia, is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Focused on community engaged learning, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) seeks leadership that values and strives to promote diverse cultural traditions. VPA comprises the disciplines of Art, Communication and Media Studies, Dance, Film, Music, and Theatre. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Communication and Media Studies, Film Production, and Performing Arts. The largest degree major, Communication and Media Studies, offers a diversity of courses in areas including media studies, design and production, organization and corporate communication, advocacy and social justice. Film Production—with the only stand alone BA in Film Production available in Georgia—is a leader in the education of film professionals in Georgia’s burgeoning film industry and a partner with the Georgia Film Academy. Performing Arts offers a flexible arts curriculum with emphases in Music, Music Education, or Theatre. The Division of Music is a fully-accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, and the music education program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The department offers additional minors in Art, Corporate Communication, and Dance. Renowned Spivey Hall, located on Clayton State University’s campus, partners with VPA in performance and educational projects. For additional information visit

Clemson University: Dept Chair/Head - Performing Arts (deadline 12/15/17)

  • The Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University invites applications for Department Chair. The Department offers a nationally distinctive Bachelor of Arts Degree in Production Studies in Performing Arts with concentrations in Audio Technology, Music, and Theatre that integrates technology, performance, production, theory, and history of the performing arts into a unified program of study that prepares students for careers in many aspects of the arts. The Department has over 100 majors and supports nearly 7,000 students in classes and ensembles each year. There are approximately twenty full-time faculty, twenty part-time faculty, and twenty professional staff.
  • The successful candidate will possess a terminal degree related to the disciplines within the department. Applications from tenured Associate and Full Professors will be considered, but all candidates should have credentials sufficient for appointment as Full Professor. Other qualifications include a record of distinguished academic or professional achievement; demonstrated ability to lead through collaborative and shared decision making; the ability to sustain strong and collegial relationships with faculty, staff, students, and administrators; experience with faculty and student research; a successful record in budget development and strategic planning; strong record of recruiting; excellent oral and written communication skills; experience in building community relationships, fundraising, and grant writing. The ideal candidate will understand that the Department of Performing Arts and the Brooks Center function as one unit, with the emphasis on academics, education, and outreach. The Chair will report to the Dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Fayetteville State University: Department Chair, Performing and Fine Arts (deadline 1/15/18)

  • The Department of Performing and Fine Arts (PFA), located in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Fayetteville State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair beginning in August of 2018. The department is composed of three degree programs—Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. The primary mission of the Department of Performing and Fine Arts is to produce graduates who will be leaders and advocates in their respective fields in the performing and fine arts – music, theatre and dance, and visual arts. The department is also committed to building community through the arts by being a resource for performing and fine arts pedagogy and performance, cultivating a climate where creativity flourishes, engaging the community with the arts, and making the arts accessible to all.
  • Applicants must have a doctorate or another terminal degree in one of the disciplines represented in the Department of Performing and Fine Arts, as well as a record of excellence in teaching, research, and service commensurate with the rank of a tenured Associate Professor or full Professor. Candidates must have familiarity with fine arts administration and/or fine arts education to be able to successfully lead the different program areas within the department. Previous administrative experience in the performing and fine arts as well as success in the acquisition of extramural grant funding are preferred. The Chair must subscribe to the principle of shared governance and collegiality; and he/she must have a collaborative working style and the ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies. He/she must have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.

Friends University: Tim and Gail Buchanan Chair in Fine Arts (no deadline listed, posted 9/25/17)

  • The Tim and Gail Buchanan endowed Chair in Fine Arts position was established to deliver education in the context of a Christian world view that recognizes Jesus Christ as Lord. The endowment provides the fine Arts chair with modest discretionary funds to support the goals of the Fine Arts division. The goal of the endowment is to attract a division chair who will live and educate in a manner that is consistent with the mission of the endowment and the university.
  • The Fine Arts Chair has supervisory responsibility over all faculty and staff members in the Fine Arts division. This position provides administrative and educational leadership to faculty and staff members of the Division of Fine Arts, leading and directing the educational, operational, financial, personnel and planning activities of the division. The successful candidate will work with faculty and administration to develop a vision for a thriving Fine Arts division. In addition to a normal workweek Monday through Friday, frequent additional evening and/or weekend hours will be required/requested.
  • Responsibilities will include; leading the Fine Arts Division full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff; evaluate and develop professional growth plans for faculty and staff; maintain visibility within the arts community of Wichita to ensure growth of the Fine Arts program; develop and implement plans for recruiting prospective students to the university; administer academic resources by planning and managing department and division budgets; provide leadership for meeting the National Association Schools of Music (NASM) accreditation requirements; participate in various committees as indicated in faculty handbook; perform other duties as assigned.
  • Friends University seeks applicants to fill a full-time Fine Arts Chair position to begin July 2018 in Wichita, Kansas. Requirements for this position include a minimum of three years in academic administration, with experience in traditional undergraduate education; the possession of a terminal degree in an arts-related discipline—a Doctorate degree is preferred. Other requisite skills include the ability to think outside the box, using creative and innovative approaches; the ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume, and changing environment; the possession of excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including experience and comfort in public speaking and presentations.

Georgia College: Department Chair - Music (Deadline 9/18/2017)

  • The department chair provides leadership for the department and works collaboratively with the faculty to meet the academic needs of students, and to foster excellence in programs, instruction, scholarly activity, and service. The position is a 12-month appointment reporting to the dean of the college. As a member of the music faculty, the department chair contributes to the work of the department through teaching (half-time), remaining active as a scholar, composer or performer and through service. The department chair must have the capability to effectively manage course scheduling, budgets, personnel and facilities, contribute to NASM accreditation, lead curriculum development, cultivate and maintain alumni relations, raise funds, and carry out other department leadership functions in addition to performing other duties as assigned.

Georgia Institute of Technology: Chair of the School of Music (Deadline 11/01/17)

  • The Georgia Institute of Technology invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the School of Music in the College of Design in Atlanta, Georgia. Appointment is anticipated on or before July 1, 2018. The School offers a B.S. in Music Technology, a Master of Music Technology, and a Ph.D., as well as a Music Minor open to all students at Georgia Tech. The School is positioned to be the premier School of Music Technology in the country.

Miami Dade College: Department Chair, Music Business (Deadline: Open until filled, posted 9/7/17)

  • The Music Business Department Chair provides academic leadership, serves as an integral member of College and Campus administrative teams, and works closely with Academic Deans, Associate Deans, Directors and Campus Presidents. Facilitates learning, quality teaching, scholarships, and services. The position manages programs in Music Business which are offered on several Campuses and oversees the integration of the Music Business program with the Film, Television, & Digital Production program. Provides support and advice in the collective bargaining process, and ensures adherence to relevant areas of any collective bargaining agreement.

Nazareth College: Associate/Full Professor and Chair, Music (deadline 10/16/17)

  • The College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for the position of Chair of the Music Department at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, tenure-eligible, with an 11-month appointment anticipated to begin July or August 2018. The department seeks candidates committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a comprehensive institution that supports both liberal arts curricula and professional programs. Applicants who will contribute to the college’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment are encouraged to apply.
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated significant achievement and distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service, sufficient to warrant appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. In addition, documented successful administrative experience in the areas of strategic planning, curriculum development and assessment, accreditation, faculty governance, and budget management is required. We invite candidates who have experience in inter-professional collaboration, interactions with diverse communities and cultures, and mentoring faculty. Preference will be given to candidates with successful grant writing and/or fundraising experience.

Pacific Lutheran University: Chair, Department of Music, Associate or Full Professor (Deadline: 11/1/2017) SEARCH CANCELED

  • The Department of Music of the School of Arts and Communication at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, seeks a dynamic chair with a vision to sustain and advance a widely acclaimed program of artistic and academic excellence. Rank of Associate or Full Professor. Teaching responsibilities based upon expertise and needs of the department.
  • 1/3 Search canceled.  PLU is bleeding money and cutting dozens of faculty.

Palo Alto College: Department Chair (Fine & Performing Arts/Speech Comm) (open until filled, posted 10/2/17)

  • The Department Chair will support the Alamo Colleges vision for student success and performance excellence by managing and teaching in assigned department(s) at the College. Chairs ensure that the department functions efficiently, effectively, and in accordance with College and District procedures and policies and other accreditation and certification guidelines.
  • Minimum Education and Experience: Level of educational completion as required for faculty status. Experience in college teaching, instructional administration and program planning and development with a record of increasingly broad responsibilities.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Master's degree in one of the following disciplines: Arts, Speech, Music or Drama. Five years of experience leading academic departments in a higher education institution. Seven or more years of experience as a faculty member at a higher education institution​​.

Peabody Conservatory: Chair of the Liberal Arts Department (deadline 11/1/17)

  • The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University seeks a dynamic and visionary faculty member to serve as Chair of the Conservatory's Liberal Arts Department, beginning Fall 2018. The Liberal Arts Department develops critical thinking, writing, and oral communication skills while fostering social awareness and responsibility in a community of exceptional undergraduate artists. Our international students, over one-third of the student population, are served by the department's offerings in English as a Second Language.
  • In addition to teaching courses in the department, the chair will lead the department to integrate its program within the Conservatory's new “Breakthrough Curriculum” designed to develop 21st century leaders in the arts. The department chair will work creatively with colleagues to connect the humanities curriculum with student academic support initiatives. Pressing challenges include reconfiguring our first-year program and fostering effective innovations in teaching, such as project-based learning and digital pedagogy. Information about our current department may be found at

Tarleton State University: Assistant Professor and Department Head - Fine Arts (no deadline listed, posted 11/8/17)

  • Must possess a terminal degree relevant to at least one departmental program within Department of Fine Arts at Tarleton State University.
  • General Administration Responsibility: Direct and academic department comprising art, communications, music, and theatre. Manage the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center. Successfully prepare and manage departmental and Fine Arts Center budgets on an annual basis. Establish necessary policies and procedures for Department and Center. Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate faculty and staff within the academic unit and Center. Develop course schedules. Plan for and acquire capital assets and inventory. Coordinate special tasks, such as department self-studies, course and curriculum revision, and catalog updates. Serve on ad hoc special committees, as requested and when time permits. Collaborate with private business and public agencies in matters of mutual interest.

Union University: Chair for the Department of Music (no deadline listed, posted 10/25/17)

  • Union University seeks a qualified individual for the tenure-track, Faculty Position of Chair for the Department of Music. Rank assignment commensurate with education/experience. This position includes competitive salary and benefits package.
  • This position involves setting the vision and managing the daily operations of the Music Department. Preference will be given to applicants with a specialty in choral directing who could also serve as Director of Choral Activities. Exceptional applicants with specialties in other musical fields may also be considered. As department chair, this individual will set a vision for musical excellence in the department’s vocal, choral, instrumental, keyboard, and music education emphases, nurturing a culture of vibrant performance from classical to contemporary genres. The Director of Choral Activities is responsible for directing two auditioned, mixed choral ensembles and establishing a musical vision for the choral program.
  • Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local Southern Baptist church, enthusiastically support Union University’s Identity, Mission and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

University of South Alabama: Department Chair, Music (deadline 12/1/17)

  • The Department of Music at the University of South Alabama invites applications for the position of Department Chair to begin August 15, 2018. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or D.M.A. in Music and currently hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor at a regionally accredited four-year institution.
  • Responsibilities: Administrative duties of the department chair. Teach courses in area of expertise. Contribute to the scholarly advancement of the field through research and/or creative activities. Serve on department, college and university committees.

University of Hartford: Assistant or Associate Professor and Chair of Music Industry (deadline 1/13)

  • The University of Hartford’s Hartt School invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Music Industry beginning in Fall 2018. The ideal candidate will also serve as chair of a growing department.
  • The program in Music Industry, a single unit comprised of three distinct degree offerings, is an exciting leap forward, intermingling our current programs in Music Production Technology and Music and Performing Arts Management. The process of creating , recording, producing, marketing, promoting, distributing, touring and managing careers in music are all part of a broad continuum of requisite skills for students interested in becoming future industry leaders.

University of Texas at San Antonio: Department Chair and Professor of Music (deadline 10/30/17)

  • The Department of Music at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for the position of Department Chair, at the rank of Full Professorship in Music.
  • The chair is expected to teach a minimum of one course per semester in the area of his/her expertise and is responsible for the overall administration of the department, including financial planning and development, budget management, mentoring of faculty, supervision of clerical and technical staff, and representing the department within the university, the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, and the community.

Winthrop University: Chair, Department of Fine Arts (deadline 1/12/18)

  • Winthrop University, a highly ranked, public, comprehensive university, announces a national search for Chair of the Department of Fine Arts within the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The ideal candidate currently holds the rank of Associate or full Professor with a record of effective administrative leadership, excellent teaching, productive scholarship, and meaningful professional stewardship.
  • The Chair serves as a member of the College of Visual and Performing Arts administrative leadership team reporting to the Dean of the College, and works collaboratively with 16 full-time department faculty, plus staff members and Chairs of Design, Theatre and Dance, and Music to develop and implement strategic initiatives, curricula, and policies. This is a 10.5-month tenure-track faculty appointment with a teaching requirement and reassigned time granted for administrative responsibilities.
  • Preferred qualifications for the position include: Terminal degree in a discipline within the Department of Fine Arts. Evidence of relevant administrative experience. A record of teaching, scholarship, and professional engagement commensurate with appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. 5-7 years teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Experience working collaboratively and effectively with faculty, students, administrators, staff, and external constituencies. Experience in curricula development. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Experience with and knowledge of assessment. Experience with the standards of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Effective supervisory skills.

Dean PositionsEdit

Bridgewater State University: Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (deadline 11/30/17)

  • The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, consisting of the departments of Anthropology, Art and Art History, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Dance, Economics, English, Global Languages and Literatures, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theater and the School of Social Work. The Dean articulates the goals of the College, both within the university and to the outside community. The Dean also oversees several centers and interdisciplinary minors within the College.

Butler University: Dean of the Jordan College of the Arts (deadline 08/21/17)

  • Butler University invites nominations and applications for an exceptional leader to serve as Dean of the Jordan College of the Arts. The Dean reports to the Provost and provides strategic academic and administrative leadership for the College.

Belmont College: Associate Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts (deadline 10/25/17)

  • Belmont University and the College of Visual and Performing Arts are seeking applications for a new Associate Dean position to begin August 1, 2018. The Associate Dean will serve as a member of the College of Visual and Performing Arts leadership team and report to the Dean of the College. CVPA includes the Department of Art, Department of Theatre and Dance, and the School of Music. Each area is accredited by the National Arts accrediting organizations of NASAD, NAST and NASM. Teacher certification programs in Arts disciples are accredited through CAEP.
  • The Associate Dean will serve as a collaborative leader in a positive, collegial environment with college department chairs, directors, staff, and academic leaders from across campus. The Associate Dean will work to develop and implement academic curricula, procedures, and processes pertaining to curriculum development and revision; accreditation reporting and planning; assessment/assurance-of-learning activities; student advising practices/academic affairs; and faculty development in the College. The chosen candidate will accomplish these tasks while demonstrating a strong commitment to the vision, values, purpose and strategic priorities of the University and the College. This 12 month, tenure-track faculty appointment will teach in the college and be granted time for administrative responsibilities. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in an Art, Theatre, or Music discipline.

California State University, Los Angeles: Dean, College of Arts & Letters (deadline 9/30/2017)

  • California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator IV position.
  • The Position: The Dean reports to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean provides academic and administrative leadership to nine departments, the Fine Arts Gallery, the Arts and Letters Advisement Center, the University Times and California’s only prison-based degree program.
  • The Dean serves as the chief operating and academic officer of the College of Arts and Letters and is responsible for creating and sustaining an environment in which academic excellence is pursued by faculty, students, administrators and staff. With the Provost and other officers of the University, the Dean participates in developing University policy and strategic planning and represents the College internally and in the larger community and region. To support the growth and success of the College, the Dean also seeks broad-based support from external constituencies and plays a leadership role in fundraising and development for the College. The Dean is responsible for providing dynamic leadership to the College’s nine departments: Art; Communication Studies; English; Liberal Studies; Modern Languages & Literatures; Music; Theatre and Dance; Philosophy; and Television, Film, and Media Studies.

Catholic University of America: Dean of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music (deadline 3/24/18)

  • The Catholic University of America invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. The Dean’s principal responsibility will be to help lead the next stage of development in the academic life of the school. The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music is the preeminent center for music study in Catholic higher education in the United States and is internationally recognized for perpetuating the Church’s historical role in uplifting the human spirit through the study and performance of music.
  • The ideal candidate will possess (1) a strong commitment to the University’s Catholic mission: “As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, Catholic University seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation, and the world.” He or she shall also have (2) a proven record of experience as an excellent arts manager, demonstrated through successful administration in higher education or other relevant arts organizations; (3) academic credentials and/or equivalent professional experience in the field of music commensurate with the University’s standards of continuous tenure; (4) proven fundraising success; (5) the ability to develop and market the School of Music’s educational offerings and performances; (6) the manifest capacity to articulate a clear vision for the school’s future; and (7) a deep sense of caring for students, faculty, and staff.

Centenary College: Dean of the Hurley School of Music (review begins immediately, posted 10/26/17)

  • Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for the tenure-track, rank open position of Dean of the Hurley School of Music, beginning August 2018. This is a full time 11-month appointment with teaching and administrative responsibilities. The successful candidate will be considered for appointment to the Ed E. and Gladys Hurley Endowed Chair of Music.
  • The Dean is responsible for the overall administration of the department, including all instruction, ensembles, and outreach programs; coordinating and collaborating with the Theater department in joint performing arts ventures; initiating and establishing relationships with educational and professional partners in the community and across campus; and other responsibilities as assigned by the Provost.
  • The Dean's teaching load during the academic semesters will be reduced by 1/3 to allow for administrative duties, with two additional months in the summer devoted solely to administration. The Dean supervises the directors of choral programs, the Centenary Suzuki School, Piano Preparatory Program, Centenary Youth Orchestra, and other outreach programs.

Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University: Assistant Dean, Enrollment Management (deadline 9/15)

  • The Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management in the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is the proactive and collaborative leader of the CCPA enrollment team, providing enrollment services that meet the unique needs of both the Music and Theatre Conservatories, while anticipating and responding appropriately to external challenges and regulatory changes. The Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive new student admission and financial services for CCPA students that includes local, regional, national and international student recruitment. This is a full-time, exempt, administrative position that reports to the Dean of the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field; minimum six years leadership and supervisory position in a collegiate admissions office. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree preferred with a minimum of 5 years' experience in performing arts college recruitment.

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District: Dean, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (deadline 10/30/17)

  • Under the direction of the Vice President of Instruction, plan, organize, and direct the operations of a major instructional division; administer, supervise and evaluate the performance of academic and classified personnel; evaluate educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students. The Dean functions within a college structure that emphasizes collaboration across department lines and is assigned responsibility for selected college-wide functions.
  • The following departments currently make up Humanities/Social Science: 1) Art 2) Communication Arts; comprised of English and Reading 3) Communication 4) American Sign Language 5) English-as-Second Language 6) World Languages; comprised of Arabic, Aramaic, French, and Spanish 7) History, Social and Behavioral Sciences; comprised of Psychology, Political Science, History, Sociology, Social Work, Kumeyaay Studies and Anthropology 8) Humanities, Philosophy and Religious Studies 9) Performing Arts; comprised of Music and Theatre Arts

Indiana Wesleyan University: Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities (Deadline: None listed)

  • The School of Arts and Humanities is housed in IWU’s College of Arts and Sciences on the residential campus in Marion, Indiana. The School houses the Divisions of Art + Design, Communication and Theatre, Modern Language and Literature, and Music.
  • Education Requirements: Earned Doctorate in a discipline within the School of Arts and Humanities
  • Position Summary: Serve as strategic academic leader of the School of Arts and Humanities by providing leadership for the faculty in terms of program development, accreditation self-study, curriculum, administration, teaching, scholarship, and service. The Dean will coordinate School of Arts and Humanities initiatives with leaders of other IWU academic and operational units to achieve the University’s mission.

Jacksonville State University: Dean, School of Arts & Humanities (Deadline: Open until filled)

  • The Dean is the chief administrator of the School and is responsible for providing academic and administrative leadership that fosters excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and service. The Dean manages the human and fiscal resources of the School, sets goals through strategic planning, supports and develops academic programs, and represents the School and the University to the public.
  • The School of Arts and Humanities includes the following: Art, Drama, English, History and Foreign Languages, Music, the Honors Program and the Office of Academic Services. For more information regarding these departments and divisions, please visit the following link:
  • Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate required, preferably in a discipline of the School. Previously tenured at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor at a regionally accredited college or university. Three years’ experience as an academic administrator, leading an academic unit at a regionally accredited college or university. Three years’ university-level teaching experience at a regionally accredited college or university.

Marian University: Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters (Deadline: 01 October 2017)

  • Marian University seeks a strategic, innovative, creative thinking leader deeply committed to developing a vision for a modern liberal arts university. We invite applications for the full-time position of the Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters.
  • Marian University is a Catholic applied liberal arts institution that welcomes diverse spiritual traditions. Sponsored by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, Marian University engages students in the education of the whole person. We embrace justice and compassion and transform lives for professional service and leadership in the global community.

Millersville University: Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Deadline: 10/31/17)

  • The Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves as the chief academic officer for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, providing vision, leadership and advocacy for the College, its programs, faculty and staff in the departments of: Accounting and Finance, Art & Design, Communication & Theatre, Economics, English, Foreign Languages, Government & Political Affairs, History, Management & Marketing, Music, Philosophy, Sociology/Anthropology.
  • Anticipated start date: July 2018. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.
  • Required Qualifications: An earned terminal degree from an accredited institution in one of the disciplines in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible academic administrative experience.

Missouri Southern State University: Dean of Arts and Sciences (open until filled, posted 10/11/17)

  • Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) invites applications for the position of Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences.
  • The School of Arts & Sciences has accredited Bachelor degrees and certificate programs in the following departments: Art, Biology/Environmental Health, Chemical & Physical Sciences, Communication, Criminal Justice, English & Philosophy, International English, International Studies, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Social Science, Social Work, and Theatre. In addition, some departments also offer Master’s level programs and/or course work.
  • As the chief academic officer of the School, the Dean is responsible for providing the vision and leadership required to fulfill the mission of the School and to achieve its strategic goals. The Dean should be an inspiring leader with an entrepreneurial spirit that fosters close relationships with the faculty, alumni, and community leaders. The Dean reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and has responsibility for all administration and management of the School, its faculty, and its resources. Department chairs assist the Dean in the administration of the school.
  • The ideal candidate should have a proven record of academic and administrative accomplishment, excellence in leadership, experience as department chair responsible for faculty evaluations, and the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituencies within the School of Arts & Sciences, across the University, and in the community.

Montgomery College: Dean for the Visual, Performing, and Media Arts (deadline 10/11/17)

  • As a senior academic officer for the Visual, Performing and Media Arts (VPMA), the instructional dean works collaboratively with his/her faculty and staff, the Vice President and Provost, fellow deans in the Arts, Business, Education, English and Social Sciences (ABEESS) unit, across Montgomery College, and with community stakeholders to foster and promote exceptional academic programs, vibrant arts events, expanded educational pathways and opportunities, and innovative educational approaches to increase student enrollment and success. The dean is responsible for creating a shared vision in the VPMA area and providing effective strategic leadership that advances the College’s Academic Master Plan, including the six academic goals which are: Increase graduation, increase transfer, decrease time to degree, decrease cost of degree, align curricula with four-year institutions, and align curricula with the needs of business and industry. The dean is also expected to support the goals of the College’s strategic plan, MC 2020.
  • As an institutional leader and the focus for arts leadership at the College, the dean also garners support for the College’s arts programs and events from alumni, internal and external stakeholders, including non-profit and for-profit sectors, government and other educational and arts-related organizations. The dean builds coalitions and promotes outreach efforts that engage the College, its partners, and other stakeholders to anticipate and respond to county, state, national and international trends and issues in art education and event management. Further, the dean leads energetic efforts to form and sustain partnerships in delivering arts programs, quality academic programs, and cultivating development and fundraising opportunities with the public and private sectors in support of the College’s students, programs, and events.

North Dakota State University: Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (no deadline listed, posted 10/17/17)

  • The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) seeks a visionary leader to fill the position of Dean. The College of AHSS is the fourth largest of the eight colleges at NDSU and comprises the following units, departments and divisions: Architecture and Landscape Architecture; Communication; Criminal Justice and Political Science; Emergency Management; English; History, Philosophy and Religious Studies; Modern Languages: Challey School of Music and Theatre Arts; Sociology and Anthropology; Visual Arts; Women and Gender Studies; and the Center for Social Research. Master's and doctoral degrees are offered in most departments. The College has approximately 1620 undergraduate students, 240 graduate students, 146 faculty and lecturers and is home to the NDSU Press.
  • The Dean reports to the Provost and is responsible for: administering the College and its programs; leading the faculty in planning, developing, and implementing instructional, research, service and outreach activities (consistent with the NDSU's land-grant mission); enhancing relationships with internal and external constituencies; supporting the efforts of the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association; fostering participatory management and continuous improvement of programs; implementing academic policies; administering the College budget; evaluating faculty for tenure and promotion; supporting departmental initiatives for program growth and improvement; serving as a member of the Provost's council of deans; leading and mentoring the College executive council; and fostering a climate characterized by equity, diversity and inclusivity. The Dean of AHSS also serves as the Director of the NDSU Press.

Oakland University: Associate Dean of College of Arts & Sciences/Director of School of Music, Theatre & Dance (open until filled, posted 10/19/17)

  • Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan) invites nominations and applications for the newly created position of Director for the School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD).
  • The recent establishment of the OU SMTD and the 12-month administrative position of Director follows an August 2017 decision by the Oakland University Board of Trustees to formally recognize and support the 30 plus years of consistent growth and expansion of programs and offerings within the music, theatre and dance disciplines.
  • As such, this exciting new position requires a passionate, dynamic and imaginative visionary capable of leading a highly energized and dedicated faculty toward continued success and enhanced institutional prominence. The Director of the OU SMTD, who will hold the administrative rank of Associate Dean and report to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, must possess experience as an administrator of a higher education music, theatre or dance program, and be able to understand and support the academic (teaching, performance and scholarly work) of the School. S/he must also possess the capacity and vision to serve as a principal advocate for the performing arts, not only within the greater university community, but also across Michigan and beyond.

Oberlin Conservatory: Assistant/Associate Dean for Artistic Programming and Operations (Deadline: 8/14/2017)

  • The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time Administrative and Professional Staff position as Assistant/Associate Dean for Artistic Programming and Operations beginning in the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Reporting to the Dean of the Conservatory, the Assistant/Associate Dean for Artistic Programming and Operations holds primary operational responsibility for all Conservatory performance activities, enhancing artistic operations, implementing special projects, liaising with various offices on campus, and representing Oberlin in the broader professional community both nationally and internationally.

Palm Beach Atlantic University: Dean of the School of Music & Fine Arts (no deadline listed, posted 9/19/17)

  • Type: Full-Time
  • Date Available: Fall 2018/2019
  • The Dean is the administrator of the academic program of the school and reports directly to the Provost.
  • The Dean is responsible for providing leadership and administrative oversight for all programs of the school. The dean makes recommendations regarding the academic budgets and personnel within the school and ensures that all aspects of the school operate within institutional policies. The dean serves on the Council of Deans, the chief academic decision-making group within the university, and the Provost’s Administrative Council, the chief policy and procedure coordinating group within the university. The dean may also teach up to 6 credit hours each academic year.
  • Qualifications: Education: a terminal degree (or equivalency) in the discipline within the school or other related fine or performing art that is commensurate with the expectations of the position.
  • Experience: significant administrative experience in an academic or nonacademic setting.

Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University: Assistant Dean of Academic Operations (Deadline: 06 September 2017, but review begins immediately)

  • The Peabody Institute is seeking an Assistant Dean of Academic Operations. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean of Institute Studies (SADIS), the school's senior academic officer, the Assistant Dean of Academic Operations will provide complex administrative and project support needed to ensure smooth operation of the academic enterprise while actively supporting an exciting agenda of institutional change. 
  • Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean of Institute Studies, the Assistant Dean for Academic Operations has the primary responsibility for supporting the work of the academic enterprise by supporting faculty development, faculty evaluation, and external reviews; partnering with Development, Finance and Administration, IT and Facilities to implement strategic objectives of the Institute; coordination of professional staff on Human Resources matters; and manage and coordinate special projects on behalf of the Senior Associate Dean. 
  • Education and Experience: Masters' degree is required, doctorate preferred; five years' experience in administration and teaching at the post-secondary level, in addition to academic credentials and professional accomplishments appropriate to the candidate's discipline; excellent oral, written and personal communication skills; demonstrated success working effectively in complex, collaborative environments. An academic background in music is not required although highly desirable.

Pikes Peak Community College: Associate Dean of Humanities (deadline 10/31/17)

  • The Associate Dean works under the direction of the Dean and assists the Dean by providing leadership in and management of division operations. The Associate Dean shall represent the division to the broader instructional environment, while conveying the policies of the college and implementing those policies within the division. The Associate Dean shall maintain commitment to quality instruction, the primary objective of the institution.
  • The Associate Dean will be responsible for the following discipline areas: Art, Communication, Dance, Foreign Languages, History, Humanities, Music, Philosophy and Theatre.

Pima Community College: Interim Academic Dean of Arts & Humanities (Deadline: 04 September 2017)

  • As part of the administrative staff of the College, the Dean provides leadership to faculty and staff, sets direction for college-wide programs in Arts and Humanities, and provides overall direction of program curricula and operations. The Dean provides leadership for assigned program(s) offered throughout the College in the best interest of students; and maintains the highest standards of integrity in accordance with the mission, values, and core themes of the College.
  • The Dean of Arts and Humanities will lead, plan, initiate, and review all humanities and fine arts programs across the College. This includes oversight of the faculty in the division and any programmatic staff. In this role, the Dean helps coordinate and ensure consistency in service provided to students across the College.
  • Job Requirements: Master's degree in humanities, art, music, fine arts, film, or theater or a closely related field. Three or more years in a significant leadership role related to Arts or Humanities. Three years (or equivalent) teaching experience. Three or more years of prior supervisory and budget experience. Experience with implementation and in-depth knowledge of guided pathways. Understanding of teaching and learning theory, and its applications in higher education
  • Preferred Requirements: Experience in an applied area of Arts or Humanities outside higher education
  • Job Announcement will close September 4, 2017 with an anticipated start date October 2, 2017. This is a interim (temporary) appointment which will expire on June 30, 2018.

Prince George's Community College: Dean of Humanities, English and Social Sciences (deadline 10/20)

  • Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost of Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, a key member of the Teaching, Learning , and Student Success leadership tam, and core member of the President’s Expanded Senior Leadership Team, the Dean of Humanities, English, and Social Sciences ensures the educational welfare of students and the professional needs of faculty and staff in the division. The Dean is responsible for promoting academic, administrative and fiscal leadership in accordance with College’s strategic plan. The Dean fosters and supports innovative teaching and learning approaches for the division, actively promotes and advocates for College’s implementation of guided pathways, and supports students throughout their educational journey. The Dean is responsible and accountable for the development, expansion, and continuous improvement of high-quality programs within the division, designed to address community needs and provide stackable credentials and degrees that provide seamless articulation with secondary and postsecondary partners as well as the College’s noncredit programs and offerings. The Dean develops long- and short-range plans, and exercises management responsibility for academic program planning, faculty matters, and administration, including staffing, budgets, and facilities. The Dean fosters a high-quality environment of teaching and intellectual achievement, and creates and strengthens partnerships within and outside the College.

Roger Williams University: Founding Dean of the School of Humanities Arts and Education (deadline 10/15)

  • Roger Williams University (RWU), with an enrollment of over 6,500 students, is experiencing an unusually dynamic period of growth and development. The President and Provost, now in their 7th and 6th years respectively, embrace entrepreneurial endeavors, model collaboration, advocate creative initiatives, and support the University's deans as they advance their individual schools and colleges. In order to provide more effective leadership, the University reorganized its Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences and its School of Education into a School of Social and Natural Sciences (SNSS) and a School of Humanities, Arts and Education (SHAE). The inaugural Deans of each will have the opportunity to frame a strategic vision for their school and to oversee its implementation. They will work with the faculty, administration, staff, students, alumni, and donors, of their respective schools to develop strategies to advance the quality of student learning, foster collaboration across programs and schools, and support research and creative work by faculty, in coordination with the overall direction of the University.

San Jose State University: Dean of the College of Humanities and Arts (deadline 9/19/17)

  • San Jose State University seeks a strategic, innovative leader and a powerful spokesperson deeply committed to the humanities and the arts for its next dean of the College of Humanities and the Arts. The College of Humanities and the Arts offers high-quality programs that prepare students to be lifelong learners, skilled critical thinkers and professionals in the arts. 

Schenectady County Community College: Dean of the School of Music (no deadline listed, posted 1/4/18)

  • Under the general direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs/Provost, the Dean of the School of Music is responsible for the management of the division, the music facilities and the School of Music events. He or she supervises and evaluates faculty and oversees the administration of bargaining agreements and personnel administration regarding faculty. The Dean will be an integral part of the management of the division of academic affairs and will be expected to assist in the strategic planning and formulation of policies within academic affairs.

SUNY Purchase: Dean, School of the Arts (no deadline listed, posted 9/6/17)

  • The School of the Arts at Purchase College, SUNY seeks candidates for the position of Dean of the School of the Arts, with a term to begin in August of 2018. The appointment will be a Management/Confidential (non-bargaining unit) position with the State of New York, with a full benefits package, and a salary commensurate with experience of the chosen candidate.
  • The position is one of two academic Deans for the campus (the other being the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences), and oversees four academic divisions (Art+Design, Dance, Music, & Theatre Arts) as well as the degree programs in Arts Management as well as in Entrepreneurship in the Arts.

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music: Dean (open until filled, posted 12/21/17)

  • Celebrating our sesquicentennial anniversary of world-class performances and education, the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean.
  • Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, the Dean is responsible for overseeing the education of undergraduate and graduate students within the College; promoting scholarly and creative excellence; monitoring and securing the College’s financial resources and budgets; enhancing revenue, especially by engaging in private fundraising; strategic and operational planning; program review and enhancement; compliance on a campus, university and governmental level; and all personnel matters, including management of promotion and tenure processes.
  • While it is expected that the Dean will possess a distinguished scholarly and/or creative academic record, the committee will also consider candidates whose leadership abilities and outstanding accomplishments could be translated into innovative leadership of the College. The Dean will demonstrate commitment to outstanding teaching, research (scholarly and creative), and service, with the personal qualities of integrity, compassion, collaboration, intellectual curiosity and honesty, fairness, decisiveness, fortitude, patience and perseverance necessary to lead an academic institution of the highest caliber. Administrative experience is a must, and fundraising experience is highly desired. The Dean will demonstrate:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts (deadline 11/27/17)

  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. The university strongly encourages nominations of, as well as applications from, individuals traditionally underrepresented in the academy.
  • As the chief executive officer of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, the Dean provides creative, effective and collaborative leadership in the planning and implementation of the university’s research, teaching, and public engagement missions. The Dean is a visionary leader who partners with the College’s faculty, students, and staff to advance creative practice and scholarship; prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion; and communicate the significance of the College’s contributions to the community, the state and the wider world. The Dean is an advocate for the College in the context of both the campus and the variety of publics that Illinois, a preeminent land- grant research university with a global mission, seeks to engage.
  • The ideal candidate will possess superb leadership skills; outstanding administrative, budgetary, and fundraising experience; a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and an ability to manage the challenges of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education in a complex university environment. Candidates whose backgrounds are in a university setting should hold a terminal degree and have a distinguished record of teaching and scholarly or research accomplishments. Candidates whose backgrounds are in a professional setting should have a distinguished record of professional accomplishments and demonstrate an understanding of and investment in scholarly achievement and a familiarity with the academic enterprise. Additionally, a proven record of achievement, commensurate with an appointment at the rank of full professor, is required. The position of College of Fine and Applied Arts Dean is a senior administrative position with a seat on the Provost's Council of Deans. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment with a negotiable start date and salary will be commensurate with experience.

University of Louisiana - Monroe: Dean of the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences (deadline 1/16/18)

  • The University of Louisiana - Monroe, a comprehensive, state institution of higher education, is accepting applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences. The university seeks an innovative, forward-looking academic administrator and scholar to lead this college that serves more than 3,400 students across four vibrant schools.
  • The Dean of the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences is the chief academic officer and the administrative head of the college. The Dean holds academic rank and is charged with the administration, academic leadership, and supervision of the operation of the college through its instructional programs, research, publications, and service activities. This administrator must be a visionary who has the ability and energy to realize a vision.

University of Manitoba: Dean, Desautels Faculty of Music (deadline "late January" 2018)

  • The University of Manitoba (U of M) invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean, Desautels Faculty of Music.
  • Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and as a member of the University’s senior leadership team, the Dean is responsible for the overall academic and administrative leadership of the Faculty. The successful candidate will be an inspiring and innovative leader with the skills and creativity to enhance excellence in professional training, performance and production, and research. The new Dean of Desautels will possess a strong academic profile as well as an advanced degree, combined with administrative experience in a relevant music or music education environment. A hallmark of the ideal candidate will be a willingness to become immersed in Winnipeg’s vibrant cultural community, and to advance the Faculty’s connections to the musical, educational and artistic landscape of the City of Winnipeg and Canada more broadly.
  • Consideration of candidates will begin late January 2018. Nominations, applications or expressions of interest should be directed to Gerri Woodford or Jason Murray at

University of Mary Hardin Baylor: Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts (review begins immediately, posted 10/5/17)

  • Title: Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Post Date: 10/05/2017
  • Position Available Date: 06/01/2018
  • The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor welcomes inquiries, nominations, and applications for Dean of its College of Visual and Performing Arts, available on June 1, 2017 [sic]
  • The Dean provides leadership to 26 full time faculty and staff. The College of Visual and Performing Arts is comprised of two departments: Art and Music. In addition, we offer a Conservatory of Music Program. The College also hosts a variety of camps and conferences throughout the year. The Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • The Dean will lead the College of Visual and Performing Arts to support the University’s mission to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society. The Dean will have the opportunity to impact the College through academic leadership, curriculum development and other program advancement; faculty research; accreditation; budget and resource development; assessment and evaluation; continuous quality improvement; and the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students.
  • UMHB deans teach up to two courses per year, serve under a 12-month faculty contract and appointment letter, and report to the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

University of Michigan: Dean, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (deadline 3/9/18)

  • The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University of Michigan has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of its next Dean. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be directed to
  • The next Dean of SMTD will be expected to provide collaborative leadership, nationally and internationally, to enhance the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of the three fields represented in the School. The Dean will aid the faculty in its efforts to recruit the finest students, staff, and new colleagues; ensure student success and career preparation; encourage creativity, artistry, and innovation; unify the School’s disparate disciplines; grow the School’s endowment and scholarship resources; strategically steward the School’s finances; and encourage new programs that will strengthen the School and lay the groundwork for the future.

University of Oregon: Dean, School of Music and Dance (deadline 10/16/17)

  • The University of Oregon invites nominations and applications for dean of the School of Music and Dance. Reporting to the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, the dean is the chief academic and administrative officer, oversees all aspects of the school's mission and operation, and serves as the chief spokesperson and fundraiser for the school.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania: Dean of the School of Music (deadline 11/15)

  • Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Music.
  • As chief academic officer of the School, the Dean provides leadership to advance the educational and scholarly missions of programs in the School and fosters an inclusive environment that encourages an academic climate that is responsive, student-centered, entrepreneurial and values diversity. The Dean is the principal spokesperson and advocate for the School and sits on the Academic Affairs Council and Administrative Council to formulate and implement university policies and strategic plans. The Dean of the School of Music is responsible for the review of curricula and programs, staffing, budgeting, oversight of all operational functions of the School, alumni cultivation, and fundraising. Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Dean functions as the University's primary representative of the School's disciplines to the external community. As Dean of the School, they must also be committed to collaborative, ethical leadership and skilled in human and financial resource management, as well as strategic planning.
  • It is preferred that the Dean possess a terminal degree in a field within the School or supplemental field of study in the School; a record of quality teaching, scholarship, and administrative experience at the college level in programs reflected in music; proven expertise and experience with specialized accreditation processes; effective interpersonal skills, and highly proficient oral and written communication skills. Desired qualifications include experience as a chair or program director in a large department or institution and university level experience with budget and personnel within a collective bargaining environment. Applicants must successfully complete the interview process to be considered as a finalist.

Winthrop University: Associate Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts (deadline 11/1/17)

  • Winthrop University, a highly ranked, public, comprehensive university, announces a national search for a new Associate Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The Associate Dean serves as a member of the College of Visual and Performing Arts administrative leadership team reporting to the Dean of the College, and works collaboratively with department chairs and faculty, staff members, and other academic leaders to develop and implement strategic initiatives, curricula, and policies. This is a 12-month faculty appointment with a teaching requirement and reassigned time granted for administrative responsibilities.
  • The ideal candidate has a high energy leadership style characterized by transparency and collegiality; a solutions-focused, “roll-up-your-sleeves” work ethic; and a strong commitment to the University's and College’s vision, core values, and strategic priorities. S/he has proven success as a strategic leader in an arts-based higher education environment with accomplishments in designing, developing, and implementing excellent, innovative and effective programs. A record of success developing and implementing undergraduate programs is expected, while graduate level experience is preferred but not required.
  • The ideal candidate is committed to the importance of the role of new technologies in the teaching and practice of the arts; the ability to bridge faculty and administrative roles and interests; experience with faculty development and evaluations that promote teaching effectiveness and professional, creative, and scholarly activity; demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of best practices in the areas of student recruiting and retention; academic advising; and experience in program assessment, student and course assessment, and institutional accreditation.
  • Preferred qualifications for the position include: Terminal degree in a discipline within the College of Visual and Performing Arts. 3-5 years of progressive academic leadership and administrative experience at or above the level of department chair or equivalent, such as management of academic personnel processes, policies, and procedures, programs for faculty recruitment, retention, and development, and strategic planning. 5-7 years teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Experience working collaboratively and effectively with faculty, students, administrators, staff, and external constituencies. Experience in curricula development. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Superior analytical and organizational skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Experience with and knowledge of assessment. Experience with the standards of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), or National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). Experience with the standards of The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). Effective supervisory skills.


Baruch College (NY): Distinguished Lecturer (Director of the M.A. Program in Arts Administration) (deadline 11/19)

  • The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Baruch College, CUNY, seeks a full-time Distinguished Lecturer in Arts Administration who will serve as Director of the Department's M.A. Program in Arts Administration. The successful candidate will be collaborating with the three schools at Baruch: The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, the Zicklin School of Business, and the Marx School of Public and International Affairs. Duties include teaching in the M.A. Program, fundraising, student recruitment and advising, and graduate program administration.
  • Applicants for the position should have an appropriate terminal degree (Ph.D., M.F.A., D.M.A., or the equivalent) in the arts. The candidate should have a background of teaching experience in the arts, and demonstrated success in the field or arts administration/management or related area of nonprofit or public management.
  • To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" through this link
  • Candidates should provide a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, sample course syllabus, one-page statement of the candidate's teaching goals, evidence of successful experience in an arts administration organization and in teaching, and the names and contact information of three references.
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  • All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references.

Belmont University: Director, School of Music (deadline 11/10/17)

  • Belmont University and the College of Visual and Performing Arts are seeking applications for a new Director of the School of Music position to begin June 1, 2018. Belmont University is a thriving, nationally ranked, private liberal arts University located in Nashville, Tennessee. The School of Music is a large, comprehensive music unit with diverse undergraduate and graduate programs and a long tradition of excellence. The Director will serve as a member of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Leadership Team and report to the Dean of the College. The School of Music is accredited by NASM and exists in a creative community that includes Visual Art, Theatre and Dance.
  • The School of Music Director will serve as a collaborative leader in a positive, collegial environment with the Associate Director and Assistant Director for the School of Music. The Director will manage and guide the daily operations of the music unit while providing artistic and academic leadership that demonstrate a strong commitment to the vision, values, purpose and strategic priorities of the College and the University. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment will teach in the college and be granted time for administrative responsibilities. Teaching responsibilities will be based on expertise and need. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in Music.
  • (1/15) Skype Interviews-January 10th and 17th

California State University, Fullerton: Director, School of Music, Tenured (deadline 12/4/17)

  • California State University, Fullerton seeks a Director of the School of Music, at the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor, who is an outstanding artist/scholar/teacher and an experienced administrator with a forward-looking vision. We seek an individual who is deeply committed to supporting excellence across all music disciplines in a collaborative manner and who shares CSUF values and dedication to building a diverse, collegial community. Candidates who are able to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community demonstrated through strength in teaching, research and service will be strongly considered.
  • The ideal candidate is an artist/scholar who can demonstrate a successful teaching and leadership record in a university setting and who displays high energy, research excellence, and a commitment to diversity, technology, collaboration, and program development. The successful candidate will lead the way in defining and implementing a vision for the School of Music, with the goal of enhancing its strengths and keeping it competitive with respect to today’s changing academic climate and the challenges newly confronting higher education, particularly in the arts and humanities. The Director is expected to seek the advice and recommendation of his/her colleagues while conducting School of Music affairs in a collaborative and democratic manner. The Director is typically appointed for a three-year term, with opportunities for re-appointment based on departmental election.

Georgia State University: Director of the School of Music (Deadline 2/5/2018)

  • The selected candidate will be responsible for building on an existing comprehensive music program housed in the newly formed College of the Arts. The Director of the Georgia State School of Music will be an innovative, inspiring, and creative leader who can work within a diverse and dynamic cohort of faculty in creating and actualizing a vision for a cutting-edge 21st-century music school in a leading urban university.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, please submit all materials by February 5, 2018. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

Gettysburg College: Director of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music (Deadline 9/8/17)

  • Gettysburg College, located in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, seeks an ambitious, innovative, and inspiring leader to serve as Director of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, a unique educational model embedded within an engaged liberal arts environment. This appointment offers an exciting and significant opportunity for a talented music educator to lead a young and vibrant conservatory through its next period of growth and evolution at a nationally ranked liberal arts residential college that is committed to educating and preparing students for lives of meaningful engagement through intensive academic study, experiential learning, and service to the community and the profession of music. The Director serves as the intellectual and artistic leader of the Conservatory and reports directly to the Provost of the College.
  • (1/15)-Postion Filled. Announcement made via email, selected cadidate not identified.

Kent State University: Director, School of Music (deadline 12/1/17)

  • The College of the Arts at Kent State University seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music. Anticipated starting date for the position is July 1, 2018. As executive administrator of the school, the Director must be skillful in: Leading all aspects of teaching, research and creative activity, advocacy, outreach and fund-raising; recruiting high quality faculty and students; communicating effectively with the wider musical community; articulating a clear and consistent vision for the continued development of the school through consensus building; overseeing the school’s budget within a responsibility center management environment. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of the Arts
  • Education and Experience: Terminal degree in one of the disciplines of the school; six to seven years relevant experience. Qualifications should be commensurate to be appointed at the rank of associate professor within the school.
  • Preferred Qualifications: qualifications should be commensurate to be appointed at the rank of full professor within the school.

Missouri State University: Director of Missouri Fine Arts Academy (Assistant Professor) (deadline 10/9/17)

  • The Director will report to the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and will also hold a tenure-track Assistant Professor joint faculty appointment that serves two of the following seven departments with teaching and creative contributions: Art and Design, Communication, Theatre and Dance, Music, English, Modern and Classical Languages and Media, Journalism and Film. The academy director is responsible for recruiting applicants and overseeing the selection process; communicating with applicants and their high school counselors and teachers; designing the curriculum and planning the entire three-week series of events and programs. Additional duties include maintaining records, communicating with MFAA alumni and establishing an alumni database, development activities that will eventually result in an endowment for the program, and promoting the program in the community and throughout the state.
  • The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.
  • Candidate must have terminal degree (doctorate or 60-hour MFA) affiliated with the arts and letters departments in the college and experience in performance, directing and arts advocacy. Must have at least five years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level and working in an interdisciplinary environment. Must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Must be successful in teaching, research/creative endeavor and service; have excellent communication skills.

San Diego State University: Director - School of Music and Dance (open until filled, posted 11/9)

  • San Diego State University is seeking a Director of the School of Music and Dance to provide visionary leadership and strong advocacy for an academic program dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration in creative and research activities, traditional and progressive approaches to arts education, and active engagement with the diverse community of Southern California.
  • The successful candidate will bring a record of effective administrative leadership in an academic setting, outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, experience in budgetary planning and curricular assessment, and the ability to advocate for the areas of music and dance both within the university as well as in the San Diego community. He/she will have a professional profile that warrants appointment at the rank of Full Professor in accordance with the stated mission of the School of Music and Dance. A terminal degree in a relevant field is required, although candidates with an appropriate advanced degree and exceptional professional experience may also be considered.

San Jose State University-Director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies (Musicology) (deadline 9/15/17)

  • Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-track). Starting Date: January 22, 2018, with possibility of extending start date to August 20, 2018 if necessary. Initial appointment will be as Director of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies under renewable term conditions. Individual shall be responsible for overall strategic leadership of the Center. Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Music and Dance, including, but not limited to, courses in Music Appreciation, Music History, upper-division writing, and graduate seminars in Research and Bibliography, Music History, and Performance Practice. Act as thesis advisor for master's students and serve on graduate student committees. Participate in School administrative activities, and serve on School, College, and University committees. Build and sustain a record of research, scholarly, and creative activities.
  • Also posted at Musicology/Ethnomusicology 2017-18.

Texas Tech University: Director of the School of Music (no deadline listed, posted 9/15/17)

  • The School of Music, within the Texas Tech University J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, seeks applications and nominations for an aspirational leader as Director of the School of Music at the rank of tenured, full professor. The ideal candidate will imaginatively lead a thriving environment that exemplifies the highest standards of an agile, creative, and scholarly community. The successful candidate will begin service in this full-time position at the beginning of the 2018 fall semester.
  • Required Qualifications: Terminal degree in specialty or skill taught in the department
  • Preferred Qualifications: Candidates who are nationally and/or internationally recognized with demonstrated leadership and administrative experience, a record of distinguished scholarly accomplishment and/or comparable achievements in music; significant organizational leadership and fiscal responsibility; an established record of advancing diversity; and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor.
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University of Denver: Director of the Lamont School of Music (deadline 12/1/17)

  • The University of Denver is seeking candidates and nominees for the position of the Director of the Lamont School of Music, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. The Director serves as the chief administrator and fundraiser for the School, and reports to the Dean of the Divisions of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS). The Director will provide galvanizing and strategic leadership for Lamont's 300 students, 75 faculty, and 15 staff, cultivating Lamont's strengths while molding and realizing the School's vision and mission. The Director will be a charismatic spokesperson for Lamont within the University, the Denver arts community, and beyond at regional, national, and international levels. This position manages a complex budget and significant physical plant, oversees curricular development and implementation, and leads the community-supported Lamont Society. As such, it requires strong organizational, managerial, and fundraising skills along with effective outreach and interpersonal abilities.

University of Houston: Director, Moores School of Music (review begins 2/1/18)

  • The Moores School of Music at the University of Houston invites applications for the tenured position of Director of the Moores School of Music. The Director of the Moores School of Music provides artistic and academic leadership for the Moores School, oversees its academic programs and policies, and stewards the school’s financial resources. The Director reports to the Dean of the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.
  • The Director works as a member of a team within a highly centralized administrative structure, positioning the Moores School within the unified vision that the Dean of the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts has articulated for the college as a whole and optimizing services to students and faculty by maximizing resources available in the college and the university. The Director works collaboratively with the other Directors in the college, with other members of the Dean’s cabinet, and with other units in the university. The Director fosters an environment that encourages faculty and student collaboration across disciplines, within and outside of the arts, as well as broad engagement of the school and its faculty and student resources off campus and in the city of Houston.

University of Kentucky: Director, School of Music (deadline 1/15/18)

  • The Director is the primary academic, administrative, and public advocate for the UK School of Music and reports to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts. The Director will be responsible for organizing and implementing all aspects of the School’s mission in teaching, research, philanthropy, and service.
  • For this position, the UK School of Music seeks an accomplished administrator experienced with strategic planning who has a strong understanding of best practices in finance and administration. The Director should be adept at building relationships and developing institutional talent, with a commitment to advancing the School of Music effectively within the University, region, and nation, particularly among comparable institutions.
  • Qualifications: Applicants should be able to achieve the rank of full professor with a distinguished academic career outside administration. They should possess a substantial record of administration in music and demonstrate significant leadership experience regarding hiring, promotion and tenure, curricular programming, development, and financial planning. They should have strong communication and leadership skills, with the ability to work well with faculty and staff, to establish and execute strategic decisions, and to advocate for all aspects of the School’s operations and programs.

University of Massachusetts Amherst: Director, Recruitment, Admissions, & Career Planning (Priority deadline: 23 August 2017)

  • The Director of Recruitment/Admissions/Career Planning coordinates all recruiting, admissions, scholarship, enrollment management, and career planning activities for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music and Dance for undergraduate and graduate students. The Director also serves as the Department's primary contact with University Admissions, Financial Aid, and Career Development Services, and is responsible for establishing excellent and timely communication with these units, faculty, staff, prospective students, and parents.
  • Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Music, Arts Management, or related field with 2 years of relevant experience; An understanding of the music discipline and musical training that enables discussion of the department and its programs effectively with prospective students and their parents as well as UMass Admissions and Financial Aid staff; Ability to work independently and to prioritize and complete multiple complex tasks with different timetables and deadlines in a busy environment and to work as needed evenings and weekends; Skill in building relationships, with a record of being an engaged, thoughtful, and extroverted communicator who is capable of relating effectively to a wide range of constituents, including prospective students and parents, students, faculty, staff, and alumni; Demonstrated ability to utilize word processing, spreadsheet, and data base programs effectively and efficiently; Evidence of an ability to work as a team member; Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Music, Arts Management or related field with 1 year of experience in admissions and recruiting in higher education.

University of Oklahoma: Director, A. Max Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre (deadline 1/22/18)

  • RANK: Director and Full Professor with Tenure
  • STARTING DATE: July 1, 2018
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will lead a diverse and esteemed faculty in a collegial and collaborative environment of shared governance, and will support and expand the school’s programs and facilitate excellence in teaching, recruitment, research, creative activity and learning. The candidate will conduct classes and - depending on his or her strengths – on occasion choreograph, direct, or serve as music director/conductor for the school’s production season.
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate, MFA, or equivalent. The successful candidate will be a proven and respected leader who has demonstrated the highest standards of achievement in academic and/or musical theatre performance disciplines, and has demonstrated success in managing large budgets, asset and program development, fund raising, and student/faculty mentoring.
  • DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified candidate will have notable and distinguished prior experience as a Department/School of Musical Theatre (or Theatre) administrator and advocate, and be a proven leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • APPLICATION: Application review will begin January 22, 2018. Please submit letter of application, up-to-date curriculum vitae, teaching statement, creative/scholarly philosophy and activities, and administrative philosophy, and a list of five current references with contact information.

University of Texas at Tyler: Director of The School of Performing Arts (deadline: review begins 10/16/17)

  • The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for the position of Director of The School of Performing Arts to begin on October 16th, 2017 and continue until position is filled. The university seeks candidates who will energetically lead the department in continuing to build excellent undergraduate and graduate programs, and mentor faculty in teaching, research and creative activity, and service.
  • The preferred candidate should possess an appropriate terminal degree in music, administrative experience in higher education, and an established record of teaching, scholarship and service sufficient to justify appointment with tenure. Other desirable qualifications include: working collaboratively with faculty on curriculum, performances, and budget; the ability to recruit and retain students and faculty; knowledge of faculty evaluation; and a record of community outreach with local civic and arts organizations, and active involvement in fund-raising. The School of Performing Arts is currently in a capital fundraising campaign, and the Director will work closely with the Development Officer assigned to the College of Arts and Sciences. In the near future, UT Tyler will undergo both SACS and NASM re-accreditation. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Wichita State University: Director, School of Music (no deadline listed, posted 2/1/18)

  • The Director of the School of Music within the College of Fine Arts at Wichita State University leads a well-established music program with an international reputation for excellence: providing administrative, academic, and artistic leadership to a diverse group of talented faculty and staff; fostering support for school, college, and university goals; and advocating for the School within and outside the College and University. Responsibilities include: academic planning; accreditation; budget management; faculty and student recruitment and retention; supervision and enhancement of programs and curricula. While primarily an administrative position, opportunities may include continued engagement with students and creative activity within one’s discipline.
  • Offer made and accepted (Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn, current Associate Director of Wichita State School of Music)


California Institute of the Arts: Provost (deadline 12/18)

  • The successful candidate will have a strong pedigree in arts education and/or practice in the arts; they will also be knowledgeable, sophisticated, and conversant in contemporary discourse across the spectrum of the arts and higher education in the arts. This individual will have earned an advanced degree in a relevant field and have experience in higher education administration, as well as significant experience teaching. The Provost will have a demonstrated engagement with the arts at the level expected of CalArts faculty.

Levine Music-Head of Campuses (deadline 08/31/17)

  • Levine Music invites applications and nominations for the newly-created position of Head of Campuses, available Fall 2017. The Opportunity: The Head of Campuses (HOC) is a new senior-level leadership position responsible for overseeing the school-wide customer service operations, management of all Levine campuses, and will assist the CEO with new campus development. The HOC is also the lead point of contact for all prospective and existing students at Levine's main campus in Northwest DC, and oversees the movement of prospective and current students through the enrollment and re-enrollment processes at all Levine campuses. 

Manhattan School of Music: Executive Vice President and Provost (deadline 11/27/17)

  • Manhattan School of Music (MSM), internationally renowned for the excellence and breadth of its conservatory programs, seeks an accomplished, incisive academic and student affairs leader to become its next Executive Vice President and Provost. Working directly and closely with President James Gandre (see Appendix 1, page 13) and alongside faculty and other senior leaders, the Provost will be a proactive and collaborative leader in moving MSM forward as a center of excellence in classical music, jazz, and musical theatre.
  • The Provost is the chief academic and student affairs officer and serves as the President’s second in command, overseeing all academic programs and services, faculty hiring and development, all student affairs and enrollment operations, and leading the School in the President’s absence. The Provost maintains the highest standards of academic excellence and creative endeavor, while encouraging innovation and leadership in arts practice. The Provost plays a vital role in the School’s budget process and allocation of resources, working closely with the Vice President for Business and Finance (CFO) and the President.
  • MSM seeks an individual with demonstrated leadership ability and a deep commitment to the traditions of the past as well as innovative arts education. The new Provost will be a partner and collaborator with the President and share her/his dedication to students and their success; to excellence in education and performance; to the humanity of the School’s environment; to inclusion and diversity; and to the cultural enrichment of the larger community.

University of Tulsa, Applied Assistant Professor of Arts Management (Deadline: 10/02/2017)

  • The University of Tulsa invites applications for a nontenure-track Applied Assistant Professor of Arts Management, commencing in August 2018.The ideal candidate will excel in teaching, engage actively in service, and demonstrate knowledge about the field of arts management, including an understanding of the contemporary challenges and opportunities faced by nonprofit arts organizations. Among the position responsibilities are 1) teaching core undergraduate Arts Management courses and others as needed, in-addition to overseeing student internships and independent projects; 2) directing the university’s Alexandre Hogue Gallery and its programming, including working with students to facilitate the space as a “laboratory” for Arts Management students; and 3) facilitating connections with cultural organizations and stakeholders in the region.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Arts Management/Administration or relevant field such as Art History, Museum Studies, Theater, Music, or Nonprofit Management; 3-5 years arts management experience in a professional or university setting
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Teaching experience (1-5 years) at the university level
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  For full consideration, please submit information by October 2, 2017