Director (Professor / Associate)

The Director will balance efforts between the two multi-disciplinary and diverse schools. Duties include increasing enrollment, recruiting and evaluating faculty, scheduling courses and performance activities, initiating academic programs, budgeting and working closely with the Dean to align the Schools with the goals of the University. The Director will also supervise the manager of the University’s Dance Institute, a pre-professional dance program and work closely with the leadership of the newly established National Center for Choreography to facilitate educational and collaborative opportunities for students. The Director will work collaboratively with the faculty to develop and implement a vision for each School within the larger academic and artistic communities.

Required Qualifications: Terminal degree in a performing arts field (Ph.D., D.M.A., or M.F.A. from an accredited university); outstanding record of teaching, scholarship or creative activity commensurate with the rank of full professor / associate; ability to teach courses in School of Music or the School of Dance, experience and demonstrated success in higher education administration; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Professional experience in a performing arts field; commitment to shared governance and transparency; demonstrated success in building professional relationships and community engagement; experience with marketing, fundraising and recruitment; ability to foster interdisciplinary activities and creative/scholarly endeavors.

School of Music / School of Dance: The School of Music and School of Dance, Theatre and Arts Administration are part of the Fine Arts Division of Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences and has a long history of excellence in performance and teaching. Information can be found on both sites and

About UA: Located in Akron, Ohio, The University of Akron (UA) is one of the largest employers in the region and offers an array of employment opportunities. Here you'll find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic and regional economy.

We're committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff by including individuals from varied backgrounds and characteristics, including age, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background. We're also committed to offering competitive salary and benefits packages to qualified candidates.

Deadline: Applications received by January 1st, 2019 will be given full consideration for this full time tenure position. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.

For complete position details, visit: Job ID # 11287

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