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DUTIES: The chair, who reports to the Dean of COFAC, will provide innovative leadership in approaches to teaching, scholarship, curriculum development, governance, and faculty/staff development. The chair oversees all operations of the department; secures outside funding for department projects, programs, and services; manages all department budgets; supervises and assigns teaching and non-teaching responsibilities to faculty and staff; establishes priorities and program directions in cooperation with faculty, staff, and students; teaches courses in area of expertise; and maintains scholarly activity appropriate to rank. The chair will advocate for the department, foster a welcoming and collegial work environment, and engage with other COFAC chairs and the Dean to realize the university's emphasis on collaborative and interdisciplinary work. QUALIFICATIONS: A doctorate in music or related field; an outstanding record of teaching, scholarship and professional achievement that merits a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of professor in one of the musical disciplines; evidence of strong leadership skills; and at least three years of successful administrative experience that includes budgeting, curriculum development and assessment, promotion and tenure deliberations, faculty/staff development, and familiarity with accreditation processes are required. The ability to seek consensus, a commitment to a shared governance model of administration, and an understanding of a music department’s role in a comprehensive university are necessary. Applicants should possess excellent communication and organizational skills, an exceptional work ethic, and the excitement and vision that will empower the department to move forward in realizing its fullest potential. Interdisciplinary experience or interest is a plus. Evidence or interest in securing external funding is preferred. TO APPLY: Send hardcopy submissions ONLY that include a letter of application; curriculum vita; two confidential current letters of recommendation sent under separate cover; a list of five additional references; one representative example of a scholarly or creative work; and a separate statement of leadership philosophy that also details managerial experience.
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