Berklee College of Music is seeking applications for the position of 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.
Reporting to the Dean of the Professional Education Division, the Chair will serve as the academic and administrative leader of the Department. This is a 12-month administrative position with a renewable contract. The Chair will be an accomplished and innovative 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 music 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
Oversee intensive advising for students in the Professional Music Major
Lead curriculum development, review, and management
Facilitate faculty and staff hires, development, mentoring, and evaluation
Create class schedules and teaching assignments for faculty
Advance the College mission and strategic directions
Set and realize Departmental goals
Manage 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
Degree in individualized studies, integrated arts, or music
Demonstrated experience as an artist and entrepreneur
A record of administrative success in higher education--including student advising, preferably in a music context
Experience leading and managing faculty within the context of a unionized Faculty Contract Agreement, preferred
College or university teaching experience
Professional experience in multiple music/music industry environments
A record of professional engagement and ability to establish, maintain, and sustain relationships with music industry constituencies, organizations, and academic and/or other partners
Strong command of technology to support administrative tasks
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Commitment to diversity and the education of professional music students
START DATE The start date for the position is January 2020.
Electronic Applications Only. Candidates should submit:
A formal letter of interest outlining background and qualifications for the position. (Address cover letter to: Music Business/Management Department Chair Search Committee, Attn: Darla Hanley, Dean, Professional Education Division, Berklee College of Music)
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
Review of applications will begin October 7, 2019.
Berklee College of Music 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: R0002412
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.