Director of the School of Music

  • Kennesaw State University, College of the Arts
  • Kennesaw State University, Chastain Road Northwest, Kennesaw, GA, USA
  • Nov 16, 2020
Full time   Music Deans & Directors

Job Description


Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a visionary leader and accomplished artist and/or scholar for a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track, administrative faculty position as the Director of the School of Music in the College of the Arts beginning July 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. 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

  • Completion of an earned terminal degree in the field of music (D.M.A., 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 activitycommensurate 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 recordof teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and service; advanced communication andadministrative skills, experience and interest in fundraising, long-range planning andprogram advocacy, and budget management.

Application Details

Required Documents to Attach

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications in the areas outlined above
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact information for five references (postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers)
  4. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
  5. Philosophy of Leadership Statement
  6. 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

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Application Deadline

Jan 01, 2021