Requisition Number: F_220211
Department: Glenn Korff School of Music-1032
Description of Work:
The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Glenn Korff School of Music. This is a continuous, twelve-month appointment, starting on or about July 1, 2023. Named as The Glenn Korff School of Music in 2013 through an $8 million endowment, the School enjoys a rich history of support from donors who have funded scholarships, programming, professorships, and many other endeavors. The School's long reputation as a vital element of the curriculum and life on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus is demonstrated by a new $75 million Westbrook Music Building (opening in fall 2024) and a $15 million renovation of the Kimball Recital Hall (opening in summer 2024).
We seek a visionary leader who can build on the School's existing strengths while transforming it into a progressive national model for music and dance education at a Big Ten, comprehensive, research-intensive, land grant university. We seek a leader who can:
- foster a vibrant culture of teaching, scholarship and creativity that builds upon the strengths of a dynamic faculty and staff.
- create a 21st Century vision for how a robust school of music can prepare students for careers in and outside of music.
- play a transformative role in creating a fresh strategic vision that will advance the School's reputation as a national exemplar of forward-thinking arts education.
- envision and implement new student career development and community engagement strategies through regional and national partnerships.
- oversee construction and transitions stages to the new music building and recital hall.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director serves as the educational and administrative leader of the Glenn Korff School of Music, reporting to the Dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. In this capacity, the Director collaborates with the faculty and staff of the School in the development and implementation of a strategic vision that is committed to continual improvement and transformation; serves as a liaison to the College, University, and community; works with the faculty in the development of curriculum, policies, program planning, class scheduling, and budgets; works with the Dean and the University of Nebraska Foundation on development efforts; evaluates academic programs and ensures that they meet accreditation standards; formulates budget requests and approves all expenditures in accordance with College and University policies; oversees School facilities; partners with the College's recruitment and public relations personnel on student recruitment, marketing and publicity; oversees enrollment, retention, and student success initiatives in the School; conducts annual evaluations of faculty and staff, and makes recommendations regarding personnel matters to the Dean; determines scholarships, graduate assistantships and fellowships in the School in consultation with the faculty; assigns duties to faculty and staff consistent with School needs in teaching, research/creative activity, and service.
As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination
Minimum Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have all of the following qualifications:
- a terminal degree in music or dance.
- achievement and distinction in an area of specialty sufficient to warrant appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure.
- demonstrated administrative experience leading an academic music and/or dance program.
- evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.
- proven track record with budget management.
- experience with supervision of staff.
Ideal candidates will also have demonstrated track records with experience in one or more of the following areas:
- shared governance.
- strategic planning.
- curriculum development and assessment.
- student recruitment and retention.
- student internships and career development.
- student success.
- progressive community engagement strategies.
- supporting diverse faculty, staff, and student populations.
- building interdisciplinary collaborations across campus.
- successful fundraising.
- fostering an inclusive and collegial environment.
- data-informed decision-making.
Job Type: Full-Time