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Department Chair of Music and Associate/Full Professor

Employer
Purdue University
Location
West Lafayette, Indiana
Salary
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience

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Chair of the Department of Music, tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor; 12-month contract, 3-year term/renewable as Chair; appointment begins July 1, 2023.

Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head of the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance, the Chair of the Department of Music’s administrative responsibilities will include recruitment, curriculum design, class scheduling, performance scheduling, working with other department chairs (Art and Design, Theatre, Dance), and collaborating with other music organizations across campus and the larger Purdue community. Teaching responsibilities will be one course per semester in their area of specialization and/or general music.

Qualifications    
Candidates must have a terminal degree: MFA, PhD, DM (Doctor of Music), DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) in Music or related field. Candidates will have significant administrative experience at the university level and should be tenured at their current institution. It is expected that the successful candidate will maintain a rich professional, creative and/or scholarly practice commensurate with Purdue’s designation as an AAU university.  

Program/Department/School    
The new music program at Purdue University-West Lafayette seeks an experienced and dynamic leader to inspire and direct its faculty and students as the program grows. Successful candidates will possess skill and experience in networking and collaboration among stakeholders inside and outside of higher education. The Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance has enjoyed unprecedented growth in recent years, and is the largest area in the College of Liberal Arts.

The Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance is one of ten departments/schools in the College of Liberal Arts. The Rueff School includes the Department of Art and Design, the Department of Theatre, the Department of Music, and the Division of Dance. To learn more, go to:  https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/rueffschool

The College and University
The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 45 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2023. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.

Application Procedure    
Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

A complete application includes a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy that specifically addresses the role of music in higher education in the 21st century, and names of at least three current references.

Candidates should submit application materials electronically via https://careers.purdue.edu/. The job requisition ID number for this position is 22486.

The preferential deadline is 12/01/2022 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For questions regarding the submission of application materials contact:
Rachel Weaver, Assistant to the Head of the School
Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance
Email: [email protected]

A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
 

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