Chairperson, Associate/Professor of Fine Arts

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Job TitleChairperson, Associate/Professor of Fine ArtsFLSA StatusExemptPosted Salary RangeCommensurate with experience.Employment StatusFull TimeDepartmentSchool of Arts & SciencesMinimum Qualifications

Terminal degree in music field and teaching and leadership experience.

Purpose of Job

Lead the department of Fine Arts, teach six hours of music courses per semester, conduct research and lead the department in implementing the university’s vision for excellence in teaching, research and service.

Scope of Responsibilities

Provide departmental leadership to support operational functions, maintain accreditation, maintain current curriculum, encourage and facilitate faculty and student research, support activities for community engagement, improvement infrastructure and facilitate the growth of the department.

Essential Job Functions

• Conduct regular Departmental meetings
• Manage the daily operations of the Department
• Teach six hours of music courses per semester
• Actively engage in student advisement
• Engage in research and/or creative pursuits
• Engage in and facilitate fundraising pursuits
• Form committees and teams
• Respond to student, faculty, and staff inquiries in a timely manner
• Participate in School and University initiatives and attend required meetings


• Terminal degree in music
• At least seven years of teaching and research experience at the University level
• Demonstrated effectiveness in fundraising and project management
• Demonstrated effectiveness in Department Chair role is preferred

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Knowledge Skills and Abilities

• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
• Administrative ability to serve as Chairperson
• Knowledge of NASM standards and accreditation requirements
• Team building skills
• Delivery of modern, student-centered pedagogy
• Record of integrity
• Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and database software
• Proficient as a musician

EEO / ADA StatementWork in noisy (above 85 decibels) areasYesSedentary Work - Exerting 10 poundsOccasionallyLight Work - Exerting up to 20 poundsOccasionallyMedium Work - Exerting 20-50 poundsOccasionallyHeavy Work - Exerting 50-100 poundsNot RequiredVery Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 poundsNot RequiredTravelOccasionallyExtended Work HoursOccasionallyPosting NumberNumber of Vacancies1LocationLormanPosition End Date (if temporary)Open Date06/25/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledYesEEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

Advertising SummaryExcellent Benefits PackageSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Terminal degree in music?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least seven years of teaching and research experience at the University level?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Teaching Philosophy
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  7. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)




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Posted: 6/27/2020
Application Due: 12/24/2020
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