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Department Chair of Music - University of Mississippi

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: University, MS
Position: Department Chair of Music
Deadline: January 7, 2019
Posted: October 31, 2018

Job Description / Duties

The University of Mississippi invites applications for the full­time, 12-month administrative faculty position as Chair of the Department of Music in the College of Liberal Arts. The Chair will assume administrative responsibility for directing the Department’s faculty/staff hiring, annual reviews, budgeting, course planning, curriculum, and other academic duties.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Candidates for the position must have earned a doctoral or other terminal degree or other equivalent and have a track record and experience commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor in the Department of Music at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must have a strong record of successful teaching, scholarship, and administration, a commitment to the recruitment and mentorship of diverse faculty, staff, and students, as well as demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills. The successful candidate will be expected to present a clear vision for the Department based on the University’s Flagship Forward Strategic Plan (, be committed to the professional development of faculty, staff, and students, and be able to foster collaborations with appropriate campus constituencies.

Additional Information

The department’s mission is to prepare students for professional careers by offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education, performance and choral conducting, master’s degrees in musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory, and a PhD in music education. Students entering our programs become part of a vibrant community led by a distinguished and enthusiastic faculty, with 25 full-time and 12 adjunct members dedicated to teaching, research and performance. Thus, our students (more than 150 majors) receive the rigorous individual attention necessary to develop their full potential in our superb classroom facilities in the newly-renovated music building and the University’s world-class Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. As a department within the College of Liberal Arts, we are also committed to offering stimulating courses and performance opportunities for non-majors. The University of Mississippi has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for ten consecutive years as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, and is located in Oxford, MS, ranked as one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.”

To apply, visit the University of Mississippi online employment site at Applications should include a complete CV, cover letter, statement of administrative philosophy and vision for the Department, and a list of references with the names and contact information of five individuals who may be asked to provide a reference for the candidate at a later date. Combine the documents into two individual documents and utilize the "cover letter" and "resume" upload feature. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or an adequate applicant pool is established.

The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

Contact Information

To apply, visit the University of Mississippi online employment site at

Employer Profile

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi, affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.