Dean, School of Music and Dance
The University of Oregon invites nominations and applications for dean of the School of Music and Dance. Reporting to the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, the dean is the chief academic and administrative officer, oversees all aspects of the school’s mission and operation, and serves as the chief spokesperson and fundraiser for the school.
The University of Oregon School of Music and Dance is the premier higher education institution of music and dance in the Pacific Northwest. It is one of nine distinct schools and colleges that compose Oregon’s public flagship research university, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in music and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in dance. Each year, the school serves more than 400 majors, including approximately 130 graduate students, more than 200 minors, and over 6,000 students from across the university. Additional information may be found at music.uoregon.edu.
The next dean of the School of Music and Dance will be an inspiring, strategic leader and creative professional who will partner with the school’s faculty and other leaders to shape, develop, and implement a vision for enhancing the excellence and vitality of the school. The dean will nurture high-quality scholarship, creative activity, teaching, and diversity as critical components of excellence, building and developing further the school’s outstanding and dedicated faculty and staff. The next dean will also be a visible and compelling advocate for the arts — internally and externally — with a strong capacity for fundraising as well as management of large, complex budgets. In addition, the dean will provide leadership and strategic vision; work well in a collaborative decision-making environment; be passionately interested in students and their development as artists, scholars, and makers; and demonstrate strong organizational and management skills. The dean will possess the academic credentials and a distinguished record of scholarly accomplishments or comparable achievements in their core discipline sufficient to qualify for tenure and appointment at the level of professor in the School of Music and Dance.
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities, is a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university offers 272 undergraduate majors, minors, and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines across nine schools and colleges. The university has broad-based academic strengths with eight professional programs and 12 doctoral programs ranked among the top 20 percent nationally.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 16, 2017. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via email to University of Oregon’s consultants Robin Mamlet, Suzanne Teer, and Melissa Fincher at UOregonSOMD@wittkieffer.com.
The University of Oregon values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.
This position is subject to a criminal background check.