Kennesaw State University is searching for a visionary leader and accomplished artist and/or scholar to serve as the twelve-month, full-time Director of the School of Music beginning July 1, 2021.
The Director will foster an inclusive, innovative, entrepreneurial, and collaborative environment that attracts, engages, and retains faculty, staff, and students of distinction. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing program oversight and advancement; supporting a transparent, shared-governance environment; managing and allocating resources and budgets; establishing and implementing the School’s strategic plan; managing and developing faculty and staff; teaching (one course/year); recruitment; fundraising and working with external advisory boards; community engagement and outreach; leading the School’s marketing and alumni relations; overseeing student development; effective communication; and overseeing program accreditation and assessment.
* Completion of an earned terminal degree in the field of music (Ph.D., M.F.A., Ed.D. or foreign equivalent)
* An established body of peer-reviewed scholarship and/or creative activity at the regional, national and/or international levels
* A record of excellence in teaching, service and scholarship, and/or creative activity commensurate with tenure and appointment to the rank of Professor
* Qualified candidates will demonstrate a record of innovative leadership, integrity, intellectual curiosity, compassion, and the ability to inspire others; a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and service; advanced communication and administrative skills, experience and interest in fundraising, long-range planning and program advocacy, and budget management.
Required Documents to Attach
Cover letter addressing qualifications in the areas outlined above
Contact information for five references (postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers)
Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
Philosophy of Leadership Statement
Three complete examples of scholarship or creative activity (samples of musical performances or journal articles must include the entire, unedited work). Links to musical performances may be included and attached in a PDF
Apply Before Date
For full consideration, applications must be received by January 1, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.
For more info, go to https://facultyaffairs.kennesaw.edu/faculty_openings.php