Professor & Director, School of Music

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL 33620




Jan 19, 2022

Department: School of Music / 0-2402-000
College/Division: College of The Arts
Salary Plan: Permanent
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Negotiable

The School of Music at the University of South Florida is searching for a creative and visionary leader who will help define and create a preeminent 21st Century School of Music. The Director will serve as the academic and administrative officer of the School of Music, reporting to the Dean of the College of The Arts. The Director is responsible for facilitating and supporting a high level of research productivity for faculty and students in addition to developing a collegial and rigorous academic community. The Director is a key member of the Dean’s Leadership Team- a collaborative, consultative and dynamic group of directors, who work closely to advance the mission and goals of the College of The Arts and the University of South Florida.

The ideal candidate will facilitate and build a collaborative shared vision for the School of Music that embodies the recently completed strategic plan that includes a focus on research/creative practice, access, fundraising, and meaningful community engagement. A successful candidate will invest in current and future students, alumni, and community partnerships and actively build collaborative relationships. Embracing opportunities to embed the School of Music in the rapidly growing regional communities, including USF campuses in Tampa, St Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee will distinguish the School of Music and advance the international stature of the College of The Arts and the University of South Florida.

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Information for Applicants
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Job Opening Number: 29356

Posting Date: 11/24/2021

Posting End Date: Open until Filled

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About USF
The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

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Minimum Qualifications:
• Terminal degree (PhD, DMA, etc.) in music or related area of study or equivalent professional experience.
• An established record of distinguished research, teaching, creative activity and service, that are sufficient for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
• Demonstrated experience designing curricula or programs that address the needs of music students in the 21st Century.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate across disciplines in and outside of the arts.
• Evidence of commitment to work with diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and constituents in support of university, college and School of Music missions and values.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working with community organizations through outreach, research, teaching and/or creative activities.
• Experience with fundraising/donor relations/ alumni/interdisciplinary grants.
• Experience managing multi-source academic budgets.
• An established record of administrative experience.