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Director, School of Music

School of Music
Terre Haute, Indiana
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Date posted
Nov 30, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Administrative
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Director, School of Music

Associate Professor


Qualifications: Earned doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree required.  Record of teaching and creative/scholarly work commensurate with rank of associate or full professor. Qualifications enhanced by successful administrative experience.

Responsibilities: Provide academic, artistic, and administrative leadership within a school of approximately 100+ majors and 26 full- and part-time faculty. Oversee and facilitate the School’s resources. Provide support for the School of Music in teaching, creative activity, research, community engagement, recruitment, retention, and fundraising. Be an advocate for continued international cultural development and exchange and represent the School of Music effectively in college, university, and community matters.  Teach and perform or publish in area of expertise. Position begins August 1, 2024; earlier start possible. 

About the School of Music: The School of Music grants undergraduate degrees in music education, music business, performance, composition, and liberal arts. The School hosts significant annual events including the ISU Contemporary Music Festival (which over its 57-year history has hosted many significant composers including Steve Reich, Libby Larsen, George Crumb, John Corigliano, and Chen Yi), and the ISU Jazz Fest (which over its 49-year history has featured jazz greats Alan Vizzuti, Wycliff Gordon,  Jamey Aebersold, J. J. Johnson, and Geoffrey Keezer). ISU’s renowned choral groups have performed in historic locations such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and toured through China, including performances in Beijing and Shenyang. The University Chorale has also served as the choir-in-residence for the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria. The ISU bands have performed at state and national conferences, and have also toured abroad, including performances at the Tajimi Cultural Hall in Japan. Facilities at ISU include the 46,000 square foot Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, 6,800 square feet in the newly renovated Fine Arts Building, historic Tilson Auditorium, and the University Hall Theater in the Bayh College of Education. The Indiana State University School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For further information, please visit the School of Music website at


About the University: Indiana State University is a world-class center of higher education, located in Terre Haute, Indiana, and serving a multi-state region that stretches from Indianapolis to St. Louis, Chicago, Louisville, Cincinnati, and beyond. It has been recognized by the Princeton Review as among the best universities in the Midwest.

Indiana State is a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly campus located within walking distance of local shops, restaurants, and activities in Terre Haute’s historic downtown district. Situated near the Indiana-Illinois border, the campus is about an hour’s drive from Indianapolis and within a few hours of other major metropolitan areas.

Indiana State, one of the most diverse campuses in Indiana, is a welcoming community of students, faculty, and staff representing most U.S. states and many countries around the world. There are more than 260 student-run organizations offering activities and entertainment throughout the year, along with 15 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a first-rate student recreation center with numerous classes and recreational sports programs, and a Performing Arts Series and University Speakers Series that bring national touring productions and speakers to campus. Indiana State also hosts concerts by the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and opportunities for collaborations exist.

Indiana State is a place of belonging where students, faculty, and staff learn and thrive together. Indiana State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, political views or activity, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including recruiting, hiring, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and applicable apprenticeships.

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Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Attractive benefits package including TIAA-CREF.

Application:  Screening of applications begins January 3, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested applicants must complete the online application process at  Required documents include Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, five References, three Letters of Recommendation, and Administrative Philosophy.

ISU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a strategic priority, reflection of our diverse student body, and our commitment to inclusive excellence. Simply put, ISU welcomes and values diversity. Therefore, applicants from historically underrepresented populations (i.e., women, racial and/or ethnic minorities, veterans, LGBTQIAP+, and differently abled applicants) are encouraged to apply.


NCAA Guidelines:All employees and staff of ISU are bound by all NCAA, Missouri Valley Conference and institutional rules and regulations pertaining to intercollegiate athletics and must conduct themselves in accordance therewith. For more complete information on the duties and obligations of ISU employees and staff in this regard, employees and staff should contact the Compliance Office in the ISU Athletic Department.

No ISU employee (whether paid or a volunteer) shall knowingly influence others to furnish the NCAA or an ISU investigator/compliance officer false or misleading information concerning an individual’s involvement in or knowledge of matters relevant to a possible violation of an NCAA regulation. Failure to abide by this term of employment shall constitute unethical conduct as defined by the NCAA and may result in immediate suspension and/or termination of the employment relationship with ISU.


For questions about the position, please contact:, Search Committee Chair.

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