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Department Head of Music - Missouri State University

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: College/University
State/Province: Springfield, MO
Position: Department Head of Music
Deadline: November 1, 2021
Posted: September 16, 2021

Job Description / Duties

Reynolds College of Arts and Letters
Missouri State University

The Department of Music at Missouri State University, in Springfield, Missouri, seeks applicants for a Department Head of Music beginning July 1, 2022.

About the Department: The Missouri State Department of Music is a vibrant part of the Reynolds College of Arts and Letters. An All-Steinway School composed of 37 full-time and approximately 20 part-time faculty members, the department offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs, across a broad range or areas, including music education, performance, composition, jazz, vocal studies, electronic and recording arts, and musical theater in newly upgraded state-of-the-art facilities.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Required Qualifications: Candidate must have terminal degree (doctorate) in music and be tenurable as a full professor in the Department of Music. Must have documented administrative experience, including responsibility for recruitment and evaluation of personnel, guiding curriculum development, budgeting, and promotion and support of faculty scholarship. Must demonstrate a strong record of scholarship/creative activity in a music area of expertise. Must demonstrate support of initiatives in online education. Must demonstrate commitment to fostering a diverse environment. Must be successful in teaching, research/creative activity, and service. Must have excellent communication skills.

Additional Information

Duties: The Department Head provides active leadership in strategic planning; recruitment and retention; curriculum and scheduling; hiring and evaluation of faculty; budget management; accreditation (NASM); and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. The Department Head leads faculty in articulating the unit’s vision and in setting goals to attain it. The Department Head of Music also works closely with the Foundation and College on fundraising/development efforts.

To Apply: Please apply online at Upload a letter of application, vitae, copies of transcripts, a list of three references, and relevant supporting materials. Direct all inquiries to Dr. Jason Jolley, Associate Dean, Search Committee Chair, Reynolds College of Arts and Letters, Missouri State University. Email:

Consideration of applications begins November 1, 2021 and continues until position is filled.

Employment will require a criminal background check at the University's Expense.

Missouri State University adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

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