Chair, Department of Music and Associate/Full Professor of Music, College of the Arts

SUMMARY: The Chair of the Department of Music reports to the Dean of the College of the Arts and teaches in the area of expertise within the music program with a two-course reduction per semester. 


  • Provide effective leadership in facilitating the vision, goals, and objectives of the Department
  • Oversee and guide departmental curriculum revisions and initiatives
  • Organize and supervise class scheduling and staffing
  • Oversee annual program assessment
  • Teach courses in accordance with assigned workload requirements in an area of expertise
  • Promote professional development and stimulate faculty research
  • Prepare annual reports to the accrediting body (NASM) and oversee the decennial assessment document (last completed in 2019)
  • Maintain and oversee music scholarship assignments
  • Coordinate the work of the Division Coordinators (Instrumental, Keyboard, Voice)
  • Support student recruitment, retention, and progression in collaboration with appropriate offices
  • In consultation with the Dean, manage financial resources, prepare budget documents, and supervise faculty resources
  • Maintain Department governance
  • Represent the Department to the Dean, University, and external community
  • Promote the interests of the Department, both internally and externally 


  • Record of administrative experience, including but not limited to budget management and supervising faculty/staff
  • Record of successful teaching, service, and scholarly/creative activity appropriate to rank of Associate Professor or Professor
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and communication skills, as well as conflict resolution
  • Commitment to shared governance and consensus building within a university setting
  • Experience with and commitment to building community across and with programs, departments and schools
  • Demonstrable history of successful fundraising, community engagement, and academic program development
  • Experience with NASM and accreditation

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An earned doctorate in one of the Department’s disciplines or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education is required. Candidates with content expertise to lead the Symphonic Band, Music Theory division, or Music Education area of study is preferred, but not required. Experience with NASM and accreditation is preferred.