Virginia Tech – Director, School of Performing Arts

Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts invites applications for its next director. The successful candidate will be appointed to a 12-month tenured position at the rank of professor in the School of Performing Arts and will report directly to the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. The School of Performing Arts presents over 250 public events each year, including fully mounted theatre productions, an expansive concert season including chamber music, symphonies and experimental work, and an annual film festival.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in music, theatre, cinema, arts administration, or a related field as well as a demonstrated record of achievement in an area of specialty sufficient to warrant appointment with tenure. The ideal candidate will have a national profile as an artist or arts leader and as an effective advocate for the arts. The candidate must also demonstrate significant administrative experience in higher education including in fundraising, faculty governance, strategic planning, assessment and accreditation, and personnel and budget management.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with a record of fostering collaboration and building consensus, experience cultivating multi-disciplinary and culturally diverse initiatives, and an ability to articulate the value of traditional disciplines working alongside experimental forms of art making. We seek candidates with the demonstrated potential to contribute effectively to a faculty team dedicated to creating a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.

Qualified candidates should submit a CV, letter of application, and contact information for five references. For full description and requirements, visit: (Job # 511291).

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact: Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010.