Director, School of Music; Professor of Music

The University of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus

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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution
Director, School of Music; Professor of Music

University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus
Open Date:
Dec 1, 2022

The Director position offers a rewarding opportunity for an accomplished professional in the field of music to bring their proven track record of strategic leadership and collaboration to further strengthen successful programs and develop external partnerships.  The individual must be adaptive and comfortable in defining and implementing approaches in all aspects of the school. Candidates are expected to provide evidence of successful leadership, effective interpersonal and communication style, and history of shared governance.

The Director serves as the academic and administrative officer of the School of Music, reporting to the dean of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts. The Director provides creative and proactive leadership, as well as principled administrative guidance and advocacy for the mission of the school in teaching, creative activity/research and public service/outreach.  The desired candidate should be visionary and able to articulate and promote expanded definitions of music.  The individual should have a clear understanding of current technologies and be able to develop strategies that incorporate diverse ways to develop and promote the school and its efforts. 

This position is at the rank of Full Professor with Tenure. The University seeks to appoint a new Director of the School of Music as early as July 1, 2023

Position will remain open until filled.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Academic and administrative leadership of the school
  • Budget development
  • Faculty/Staff and Student recruitment
  • Fundraising
  • Oversight of school programs and policies
  • Representing the school on campus, nationally and abroad
  • Teaching, Mentoring, and/or Scholarly/Creative Activity as preferred and appropriate

  • Earned doctorate or equivalent professional experience
  • Proven and respected leader who has demonstrated the highest standards of achievement in academic and/or performance disciplines in Music
  • Demonstrated success in managing large budgets, asset and program development, and fundraising
  • Qualification for tenure at the rank of full professor. 

Application Instructions:

Applications must be submitted online at Required documents include a cover letter, up-to-date curriculum vitae; link(s) to video or webpage of creative work and/or professional portfolio; and a list of three to five references with contact information.  The cover letter may address the candidate's approach to teaching, diversity, equity and inclusion, research/creative activity, service, and administrative service.

Please contact Marvin Lamb ([email protected]) with any questions or issues.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement 

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

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