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Dept: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Position Number: 1892
This Position Was Last Updated: 2/28/2013
Dean, School of Music, Theatre and Dance
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) seeks nominations and applications for the position of Dean, School of Music, Theatre and Dance. The School requires an innovative, dynamic, and experienced individual who will enhance and further its reputation and position as a leading institution for arts performance, education, and scholarship.
Within a liberal arts setting, the School of Music, Theatre and Dance provides comprehensive performing arts education and training for over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with degree programs in Music (BA, BM, MM, PhD, DMA), Theatre (BA, BFA, M Ed MFA) and Dance (BA, BFA, MA, MFA). The School hosts five academic departments: Music Education, Music Performance, Music Studies, Theatre and Dance. Each year, the School produces more than 300 concerts, recitals, plays, master classes, dance performances, and productions. The doctoral program in music graduates scholars of high quality, and the programs in theatre and dance offer excellent scholarly groundings for students pursuing subsequent work in theatre or dance studies. The School graduates dance, music, and theatre educators of high quality and maintains a close relationship with K-12 arts educators in North Carolina. The School also houses the Music Research Institute (MRi), an interdisciplinary think tank focusing on research related to music and music-making, and the implications of that research for the 21st century.
Through its 135 faculty and staff, the School of Music, Theatre and Dance inspires students to understand and embrace the artistic expression of all cultures, empowering them to enrich the human experience for themselves and others. The School strives to: (1) teach the skills essential to the creative process, scholarly inquiry, and professional engagement in the evolving fields of dance, music, and theatre; (2) promote discovery and foster inclusive learning that enriches the understanding of human diversity and global issues as they relate to the performing arts; (3) provide undergraduate students with comprehensive curricula appropriate to their specific degree programs; (4) equip graduate students to become specialists and leaders in their fields through advanced study and training; and (5) present public performances and provide artistic resources, education and outreach to the community and the state.
The Dean of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance provides innovative and visionary leadership in academic, fiscal, administrative and professional matters, and in support of all faculty, staff, and students in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. The Dean reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and is a member of the Deans Council. Among the Dean’s duties are responsibilities to:
Work with faculty, staff, and students to provide a clear vision for the School;
Establish a viable curriculum for the 21st century;
Secure external funding for the School;
Understand student needs and strengthen graduate and undergraduate programs;
Cultivate a climate of interdisciplinary collaboration and community engagement;
Foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and excellence;
Advance technology to facilitate productivity and artistic and scholarly outcomes;
Manage fiscal and personnel matters:
Create an environment that is open to new paradigms of research and creative activity;
Promote a work environment conducive to collegiality and excellence in teaching, research, and service;
Foster a diverse faculty, staff and student environment and promote the recruitment and retention of persons affiliated with under-represented groups;
Manage academic matters collaboratively through faculty governance;
Ensuring compliance with all University, state, and national standards for accreditation;
Engage alumni to help expand their opportunities and professional networks;
Enhance the visibility of the School by working to make the arts integral to liberal education, promoting arts education and scholarship, and through outreach and promotion to the University and to local, national, and international communities
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, one of the 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, is a high research activity, doctorate-granting university with 18,000 students in the College of Arts and Sciences and six professional schools (Business and Economics; Education; Health and Human Sciences; Music, Theatre and Dance; Nursing; and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in collaboration with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University). UNCG is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University with High Research Activity and a Community-Engaged Institution. UNCG has one of the most ethnically and racially diverse student populations (37% of students) of any campus in the North Carolina system. For additional information about the University and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, please visit these websites: www.uncg.edu and http://performingarts.uncg.edu/
The Triad Regional Area
With a population of about 270,000, Greensboro is a thriving and civic-minded city with its own symphony orchestra, professional and community theatre, opera company, civic ballet, and outstanding public and private recreation areas and facilities. Greensboro is situated in the Piedmont Triad, an area of great natural beauty, diverse industry, cultural arts, and temperate climate. North Carolina’s mountain resorts are an easy two-hour drive from the region and the beaches of North and South Carolina are three to four hours away. The Research Triangle is about an hour and a half away. More information is available at: http://www.piedmonttriadnc.com/
The University seeks a dynamic person of vision and proven leadership with experience in administrative management, budgetary oversight, and fundraising. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to excellence, equity, and educational opportunity and to encouraging and inspiring diverse faculty and staff as individuals and in academic and creative community. The new Dean must have effective communication and public relations skills and be able to forge productive links with the University’s academic units and external constituencies. The successful candidate will have a terminal degree, a proven record of excellence in scholarship or creative activity in disciplinary or interdisciplinary approaches to music, theatre, or dance, and interdisciplinary arts leadership experience. Applications are welcome from candidates with a proven record in academia and/or outstanding professional credentials. A tenured faculty appointment may be granted depending upon the candidate's academic credentials.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2012 and continue until position is filled.
Applicants are asked to supply a letter of interest and CV/resume. Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2012 with a planned appointment date effective August 1, 2013. All correspondence should be directed to the University’s executive recruitment consultant:
Martin M. Baker, Vice President
Baker and Associates LLC
UNCG has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As part of this commitment, UNCG welcomes applications from women, under-represented racial/ethnic minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who would enrich the University’s research, teaching, and mission. UNCG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Commensurate with position
August 1, 2013