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UNC Greensboro School of Music Director

North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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The UNC Greensboro School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks an accomplished leader who will work collaboratively with faculty and staff to further the mission and vision of the School of Music. The Director of the School of Music is an 11-month position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor of Music with tenure. The Director is appointed to a four-year, renewable term and reports directly to the Dean of the College of Visual and
Performing Arts. Successful candidates will have academic and administrative experience as well as significant achievements as a music performer and/or scholar.

The primary responsibilities of the Director of Music are to
• Lead the faculty, staff, and students of the School of Music in a manner that cultivates
the best of individuals and furthers the vision of the School;
• Advocate and speak for the School of Music within the College of Visual and Performing
Arts, the University and the larger community;
• Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in
all aspects of the School’s operations, including its staffing, curriculum, program
offerings, and public events;
• Support ongoing professional development in specific diversity competencies such as
culturally responsive pedagogy, racial literacy, gender equity and LGBTQ+ inclusion;
• Manage fiscal and business resources through financial planning and strategy;
• Manage and mentor personnel to promote individual professional development and
collaborations among colleagues and between faculty and students;
• Support innovations in teaching, research, and creative activity;
• Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in areas of expertise to a diverse student
population; and
• Assist the Dean and the College’s Director of Development in donor cultivation and the
stewardship of major gifts.

UNC Greensboro is a minority-serving institution with an undergraduate population of 49%
ethnic minority students and 67% female students. The School of Music and the College of Visual
and Performing Arts seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNC
Greensboro is an inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access,
equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration. With an enrollment of more than 20,000 students,
including 3,500 graduate students, and 2,800 faculty and staff, UNC Greensboro is one of the
most diverse universities in the UNC system. UNC Greensboro is located in a metropolitan area
of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean
and the Appalachian Mountains. UNC Greensboro is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V
employer and is strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Fully accredited by National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the School of Music consists
of 55 full-time faculty and nine full-time staff members, and enrolls over 370 undergraduate and
170 graduate students. The School offers nine degree tracks in liberal arts and professional
degree programs including the BA in Music, BM degrees in Music Education and Performance,
MM degrees in Music Composition, Education, Theory and Performance, the DMA in Music, and
the PhD in Music Education.

Located in artistically thriving Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point, the Triad area
provides a wealth of cultural and academic opportunities for our students. Students regularly
attend and perform in concerts by the NC Folk Festival, Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, the
Greensboro Opera Company, the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Eastern Music Festival
along with musical theatre, jazz, and chamber music ensembles.
In a letter of application, candidates should articulate their understandings of how systems of
inequality shape disciplinary knowledge in all fields of music, typical practices in those fields, and
university environments in general. They should also articulate how those understandings inform
their leadership.

Required Qualifications
• PhD, DMA or the professional equivalent, and evidence of excellence in teaching,
scholarship/creative activity and service.
• Credentials appropriate for appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor
with tenure.
• Record of leadership in supporting faculty and student development leading to
increased equity, diversity and inclusion.
• Significant experience in fiscal oversight and management.
• Commitment to establishing and maintaining the confidence of faculty, staff, students,
alumni, and the professional community.
• Commitment to UNCG’s core values of inclusion, collaboration, sustainability, and
• An ongoing engagement with the field including familiarity with a broad range of
historic and contemporary practices in pedagogy, scholarship, and artistry.
• An understanding of current issues in higher education and national and international
trends, and how systems of inequality shape these institutional dynamics.

All materials must be submitted electronically. Required application materials include:
• Letter of application
• Current CV
• Name, e-mail, and phone contact information for three references submitted in the
references section of the electronic application.
Enquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Nominations and enquiries about the
position may be directed to Chair of the UNCG School of Music Search Committee, Christopher
Cassidy, at

For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by October 1t, 2021.

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