Director of the School of Music

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Director of the School of Music

School of Music

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a visionary leader and accomplished artist and/or scholar for a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track, administrative faculty position as the Director of the School of Music in the College of the Arts beginning July 2021.

The Director will foster an inclusive, innovative, entrepreneurial, and collaborative environment that attracts, engages, and retains faculty, staff, and students of distinction. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing program oversight and advancement; supporting a transparent, shared-governance environment; managing and allocating resources and budgets; establishing and implementing the School’s strategic plan; managing and developing faculty and staff; teaching (one course/year); recruitment; fundraising and working with external advisory boards; community engagement and outreach; leading the School’s marketing and alumni relations; overseeing student development; effective communication; and overseeing program accreditation and assessment.

Required Qualifications 

  • Completion of an earned terminal degree in the field of music (D.M.A., Ph.D., M.F.A., Ed.D. or foreign equivalent)
  • An established body of peer-reviewed scholarship and/or creative activity at the regional, national and/or international levels
  • A record of excellence in teaching, service and scholarship, and/or creative activity commensurate with tenure and appointment to the rank of Professor
  • Qualified candidates will demonstrate a record of innovative leadership, integrity, intellectual curiosity, compassion, and the ability to inspire others; a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and service; advanced communication and administrative skills, experience and interest in fundraising, long-range planning and program advocacy, and budget management.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.




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Posted: 10/22/2020
Application Due: 12/21/2020
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