Posting Description: *Job Responsibilities* The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Music, and is responsible for advancing the College's mission through leadership, long-range planning and ongoing management of the curriculum, budget and personnel. The Dean reports directly to the Provost, who is Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Specific duties include the following: * Provide strong leadership, in consultation with the faculty, staff and other administrators, in making strategic decisions about programs, policies and procedures. Foster student opportunities to obtain a world-class education, pursue academic and artistic excellence, and navigate dynamic shifts in culture, careers and creative endeavors. Manage the planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of all curricular programs, support services, and administrative functions of the College. * Build on existing strengths in undergraduate and graduate education by recruiting and retaining diverse and outstanding faculty and staff, by valuing the contributions and accomplishments of all academic and applied faculty and staff, and by capitalizing on advancements in scholarship and creative work, including interdisciplinary or innovative initiatives. * Broaden the College of Music's efforts to recruit and retain a diverse body of highly qualified students by increasing the amount of merit-based funding, and by making strategic investments in innovative programs that improve student retention, graduation rates, and career success. * Maintain a positive work environment that promotes a sense of community, collegiality, collaboration and respect for diversity (including but not limited to ethnic and cultural diversity) among students, faculty, and staff, while also nurturing important relationships with advisory board members, volunteers, patrons, and community members. * In concert with the development staff, enhance the financial stability and growth of the College of Music by working energetically and skillfully as a fundraiser so as to strengthen associations with current supporters while embracing and cultivating new donors. * Working with central campus leadership, advance strategic planning for state-of-the-art instructional and performance facilities that will reflect the College of Music's standing among peer music schools. Such facilities are needed to recruit top students and faculty, to showcase the scholarly and artistic work of students and faculty , to bolster the work of the staff, and to serve as a catalyst and incubator for creativity and innovation. * Assume responsibility for the preparation of an annual budget, for all budgetary decisions pertaining to the College of Music, and for developing new external sources of funding and public-private partnerships. * Work cooperatively with other campus administrators and assertively advocate for the College of Music both within and outside of the University. Represent the College of Music on the Council of Deans and communicate effectively with other committees or councils; engage in outreach activities that involve alumni and other external constituencies affiliated with the College; serve as the College's official spokesperson at select academic, social, or public functions. * Promote the commitment of the College of Music to the ideal that music is an integral and necessary component of education and life through service to the non-major student population, the campus and Boulder area communities, the state of Colorado, and the nation. *About the College of Music* The University of Colorado Boulder is the state's flagship institution. The College of Music, founded in 1920, is recognized as one of the top comprehensive music schools in the country. The College of Music offers seven degree programs in over 28 fields of study, at the bachelor's level through the doctorate. Our dedicated and supportive community of 550 degree-seeking students, 68 full-time faculty, 30 part-time faculty, and 27 professional, technical and administrative staff produces over 350 performances and numerous guest lectures, master-classes, and outreach events each year. Facilities include the historic 2000-seat Macky Auditorium and the Imig Music Building, which houses the Howard B. Waltz Music Library, classrooms, practice rooms, studios, three technology labs, the 500-seat Grusin Music Hall, 117-seat Chamber Hall, and 250-seat Music Theatre. See the College of Music for more detailed information. *Salary and Benefits:* Salary is competitive and commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment, learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder. --- *The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans.* In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting human resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 492-6475. --- *Important Notes:* _The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and excluded parties list system check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Further, all employees must submit to the self-disclosure requirements outlined in the campus background check policy available at http://www.colorado.edu/policies/background-check-policy._ _The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work._ _The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of a transcript or diploma copy if the candidate will be using a completed academic degree to fulfill a minimum requirement for the position._
Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a doctorate from an accredited institution, or the equivalent in professional experience within one of the disciplines represented in the College of Music; have a record of successful administrative experience in a college, conservatory or university, or a major performing arts organization; show evidence of fund-raising ability and experience; be nationally prominent in his/her field; and have a proven record of teaching, research/creative work, and service that meets the qualifications necessary to be tenured at the rank of Professor in a major music school at a research university.
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