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The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Position Vacancy
University of South Florida, School of Music
Professor & Director, School of Music
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.
Position Expectations:
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.
Applications Must Include:
Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume.

Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. 


Only online applications are accepted for this position.
URL to Complete Application:
Application Deadline:
Opened until filled
Applications Will Be Reviewed Starting:
Inquiries About the Position Should Be Directed to:
Robert MacLeod,
Institutional Information:
Equal Employment Opportunity

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

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.

Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.
A Note from Brian Wesolowski:

The mission of the Music Research Nexus is to connect those involved in music education/music therapy research at higher education institutions. 

1. Music education/music therapy position vacancies
2. Calls for international, national, and state music education conferences
3. Calls for nominations for service-related activities
4. Calls for papers
5. Research funding/award opportunities

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