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Job: Director of School of Music @ U of U

U of U Director of School of Music position open

November 22, 2010

POSITION: Director of the School of Music

RANK: Full Professor with Tenure (11 month appointment)

STARTING DATE: July 1, 2011


The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree in the candidate’s area of music or equivalent experience that would warrant consideration in lieu of a terminal degree. He/she will have notable and distinguished prior experience as a music department chair, director or dean. He/she will also exhibit strong, visionary leadership with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


The School of Music director shall (1) provide strong leadership for the school (2) oversee recruitment activities; (3) lead strategic planning for the school; (4) administer departmental resources and facilities effectively; (5) actively engage in development and fund raising; (6) represent the school in its official business with other university authorities, with students, and with the public; (7) create professional development initiatives for faculty and staff, (8) collaborate with the faculty and staff to constantly endeavor to advance the School of Music nationally and internationally. The Director reports directly to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts/ Associate Vice President of the Arts.


Established in 1850, The University of Utah is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education and is a major research university. The U offers over 100 undergraduate and more than 90 graduate degree programs to over 30,000 students. The University of Utah is one of the state’s largest employers and is ranked as one of the top public research universities in the nation. The internationally acclaimed School of Music offers a comprehensive program of music study, maintaining a balanced emphasis on both performance and scholarship while presenting students with the training necessary to excel within their chosen field. The student body is comprised of 400 undergraduates and 120 graduate students seeking the following degrees: BA, BM, MA, MM, DMA and PhD. Strong programs in performance, theory, composition, music education, and musicology have produced a constant stream of artists, creators, scholars, and teachers who have made significant contributions to the quality of music regionally, nationally and internationally. The School of Music is a one of six units in the College of Fine Arts including, art and art history, ballet, film and media studies, modern dance, music, and theatre. The University of Utah is located in the Wasatch foothills, overlooking Salt Lake City, the Great Salt Lake, and the Great Basin's west desert. Additional information about The School of Music can be found at http://www.music.utah.edu/


Please submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of philosophy which addresses leadership, administration, and management of a school of music and five references. References will be contacted only with permission of the candidate. Please address all application materials to Kevin Hanson, Search Committee chair at musicsearch@utah.edu

Screening will begin on December 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please call (801) 581-5127.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The University of Utah is fully committed to affirmative action and to its policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all programs, activities, and employment. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a person with a disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and status as a protected veteran. The University seeks to provide equal access for people with disabilities. Reasonable prior notice is needed to arrange accommodations. Evidence of practices not consistent with these policies should be reported to: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD).

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