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DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Requisition # 73529

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, November 26th, 2018
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Music

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The University of Iowa is seeking applications and nominations for the next Director of the School of Music (SOM). The SOM is a unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) that is rich in tradition, with a national reputation for excellence, a productive and dedicated faculty, and a comprehensive array of degree offerings and areas of specialization. Our mission is to teach, present through performance, and explore through scholarly inquiry diverse musical traditions of all eras, while also promoting the creation of entirely new works of art.



The University of Iowa is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU)—joining in 1909. The SOM is a Charter Member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and is the Iowa representative to the National Association of Music Executives at State Universities (NAMESU).



The position of Director is a 9 month appointment with excellent benefits, and a salary that is competitive and commensurate with experience. The Director reports directly to the Dean of CLAS. The expected start date for the position is 1 July 2019.



The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate and distinguished record of accomplishment in music performance, scholarship, or composition with a national profile that qualifies for appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure. The successful candidate must have significant administrative experience and a record of leadership in a school or department of music that encompasses the diversity of a contemporary program. Experience with oversight of budgets and personnel matters—including the promotion and tenure process and faculty searches—is also expected.



The Director must provide leadership in managing undergraduate and graduate curricula. The SOM is a rigorous and selective comprehensive music school that offers baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees across a broad range of disciplines including composition, conducting, jazz studies, music education, music theory, music therapy, musicology, and performance and pedagogy. Small by design, the SOM falls into the category of Public Institutions with 401+ Majors According to NASM. Among the 43 units included in this category, the University of Iowa is on the small end of the spectrum with 437 majors, however, we are one of only 24 in that group who offer BA, BM, MA, DMA, and PhD degree programs, making us part of a select group of comprehensive institutions.



Desirable qualifications include the ability to lead by means of shared vision and governance as well as experience with NASM accreditation and institutional reviews. The Director is expected to be actively involved in outreach and fund-raising activities.



The SOM is housed in the beautiful Voxman Music Building—a $152M, 190,000 square-foot state-of-the-art music facility that opened in Fall 2016. Following a flood in 2008 that permanently destroyed the original Voxman Building, the facility was built with federal assistance (FEMA) and private donations. The building is well designed and functions both aesthetically and acoustically. It is the new artistic focal point of downtown Iowa City. For more information about the Voxman Music Building visit: https://music.uiowa.edu/about/voxman-music-building-facilities.



For a complete Leadership and Opportunity Profile please visit https://clas.uiowa.edu/som-director/apply-or-nominate.



To apply, please visit, https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty and refer to requisition #73529.  Each completed application for the Director position will include 1) a cover letter that describes the candidate’s leadership philosophy as well as the qualifications relating to teaching, research, service, administration, and commitment to promoting diversity, 2) a current c.v., and 3) contact information for three references. Nominations and questions about the search may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Marc Armstrong, Associate Dean for Research and Infrastructure in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (marc-armstrong@uiowa.edu). Screening of applicants will begin on January 7, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.



The School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University of Iowa and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement:

A doctorate in a music related field.

Required Qualifications:

  • Distinguished record of accomplishment in music performance, scholarship, or composition with a national profile that qualifies for appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure.

  • Significant administrative experience and a record of leadership in a school or department of music that encompasses the diversity of a contemporary program.

  • Experience with oversight of budgets and personnel matters--including the promotion and tenure process and faculty searches

  • Provide leadership in managing undergraduate and graduate curricula.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Ability to lead by means of shared vision and governance.

  • Experience with NASM accreditation and institutional reviews.

  • Actively involved in outreach and fund-raising activities.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Cover letter
 Number of References:  3

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.


Contact Information


Contact:Marc P Armstrong - marc-armstrong@uiowa.edu
Clas-Clas Administration
Schaeffer Hall
20 East Washington Street
240 SH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Department URL: https://music.uiowa.edu/



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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