Berklee College of Music is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Chair of the Professional Music Department. As one of the largest majors at the College, Professional Music is an established program that offers a "design-your-own major/entrepreneurial approach" for students. The Department works closely with students to individualize their undergraduate program of study to be directly aligned with career goals. Further, the Department offers innovative instruction, regularly engages with music industry professionals, sponsors visiting artists and annual events, oversees Berklee Revelation Records (a student-run initiative) and provides opportunities for experiential learning. The Assistant Chair will serve as an academic and administrative leader of the Department--working under the direction and supervision of the Chair. This is a 12-month administrative position with a renewable contract.
The Assistant Chair will be an experienced administrator and teacher with professional experience in music-related career environments. S/he will have evidence of industry engagement, strong leadership qualities, and managerial and organizational skills. S/he will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of constituencies on- and off-campus. The ideal candidate will be forward thinking and possess a commitment to the education of students.
* Represent the Professional Music Department as an administrative leader on- and off-campus
* Advance the student experience and the work of the Department, Division, and College
* Provide intensive advising for students in the Professional Music Major
* Contribute to curriculum development, review, and management
* Assist with faculty and staff hires, development, mentoring, and evaluation
* Assist with the development of class schedules and teaching assignments for faculty
* Advance Departmental goals
* Assist with the management of Department budgets
* Serve on Department, Division, and College committees
* Facilitate Department-sponsored guest artists and events
* Teach a minimum of one course per fall/spring semester
* Maintain professional engagement
* Other duties as assigned
* Bachelors degree required (interdisciplinary, arts, or entrepreneurship focus are a plus); Advanced degrees, preferred
* A record of administrative experience in higher education--including curriculum development and student advising, preferably in a music context
* College or university teaching experience
* Professional experience in music/music industry environments, preferably in contemporary music such as K-Pop, J-Pop, or World Music
* A record of professional engagement and ability to establish and maintain relationships with music industry constituencies, organizations, and academic partners
* Strong command of technology to support administrative tasks
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the education of professional music students
The start date for the position is June 2020
Electronic applications only. Please submit the following application materials in PDF or Word format at berklee.edu/jobs . All materials can be uploaded to the Resume/Cover letter application section.
Candidates should submit:
* A cover letter of interest outlining how background and qualifications meet position requirements
* A curriculum vitae (including contact information for at least three references)
* Note: Supporting materials may be requested as the search progresses--and may not be returned.
APPLICATION REVIEW AND DEADLINE
1. Review of applications will begin February 7, 2020
2. This search will remain open for applications until the position is filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Chair
Internal Number: R0002830
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.