The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University
invites nominations and applications for a faculty position that
includes service as the Director of the Division of Music.
Successful candidates will demonstrate a record of distinction in
one of the disciplines offered by the Division of Music in addition
to significant leadership and management experience. Vision,
integrity, communication and faculty development are essential for
success in the role. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds.
The candidate selected will be expected to be a significant partner
in connecting the Division with an increasingly diverse and
globally-connected community at SMU and in the DFW Metroplex. While
an appointment at a senior rank with tenure is anticipated,
extraordinary candidates may be considered at any rank.
Leadership and management skills may be demonstrated in the form
of higher education administration, in management of professional
music ensembles, and/or in the music business or musical theatre
business. A distinguished record of accomplishment in one or
more of the following areas is expected: 1) performance or
conducting solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, band, opera,
or musical theatre; 2) academic scholarship with
broad exposure to current trends in the music industry and world
culture; 3) executive leadership in the music
business with knowledge of the classical music industry in
addition to other genres.
Minimum: master’s degree in (or professional equivalent); ten
years professional performance/academic/business experience.
Preferred qualifications include a record of excellence and
innovation in instructional activities at the university level;
successful experience leading a diverse team of faculty and/or
professionals, or managing a professional ensemble; strong
entrepreneurial, outreach, and communication skills.
Qualifications will determine rank and compensation.
SMU: SMU is an inclusive and intellectually
vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse
research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits
including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. More information
about SMU is available at http://www.smu.edu. Our beautifully
shaded campus of Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture is situated
in Dallas, a culturally rich arts and global business center (see
The Division of Music in the Meadows School of the Arts is a
professional, comprehensive educational institution devoted to the
advancement of music performance and scholarship, to the
preparation of the next generation of music professionals, and to
service in the artistic life of our community, our nation, and the
world. Visit us at https://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/Music.
NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS: The
committee will begin its review of applications November 30, 2021.
The committee will continue to accept applications until the
position is filled. Applicants will be notified of employment
decision after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon
the satisfactory completion of a background check. Submit a letter
of application, a current CV, and the names, addresses and phone
numbers of three references using Interfolio at the following link:
SMU will not discriminate in any program or
activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual
orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive
Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated
to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be
reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz
Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,