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Chairperson Music Education/Therapy Dept.

East Carolina University

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Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Chairperson Music Education/Therapy Dept.

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

ECU Employees

Department :

AAH CFAC Music Education

Department Homepage :

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Chairperson, Music Education/Therapy Dept.

Working Title :

Chairperson, Music Ed/Therapy Dept.

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Part Time

Salary Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

Position Location (City) :


Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Primary Function of Organizational Unit :

The School of Music seeks a Department Chair for the Music Education/Therapy Department.

The School of Music consists of five departments: Instrumental; Keyboard; Music Education/Therapy; Theory, Composition and Musicology; and Vocal Studies. These departments function as semi-autonomous units with department chairs serving as unit administrators for their respective department. Department Chairs shall be selected and evaluated in accordance with established University policies and procedures. It is essential that the person selected for the position of Department Chair enjoy the mutual confidence of the department faculty and the director of the School of Music.

Job Duties :

INTERNAL POSTING: Open only to applicants currently employed by East Carolina University

The Department Chair will:
1. Represent the department faculty to the Director in the administration of the affairs of the School of Music and the Department.
2. Exercise participative management in reaching decisions on department policies.
3. Manage the operation of the department including budget and equipment allocations and ensure the maintenance of up to date records.
4. Promote productive and harmonious professional relationships within the Department, School and University.
5. Assist faculty in student recruiting efforts.
6. In consultation with the Director, annually evaluate each faculty member’s performance in teaching, research/creative activity, and service.
7. Perform duties listed in the ECU Faculty Manual, Part IX regarding personnel matters.
8. Give due consideration to the recommendations of department committees.
9. Oversee School of Music entrance auditions and upper level barriers for students in their respective departments.
10. Determine the use of the physical facilities assigned to the department.
11. Convene a department faculty meeting at least once per semester.
12. Encourage continuous improvement in all activities within the department.
13. Work under the direction of the Director with specific delegated responsibilities.
14. Serve as unit administrator regarding all personnel procedures according to the ECU Faculty Manual.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Master of Music with extensive faculty experience in the School of Music and leadership potential will be considered for this reassignment.

Qualifying degrees must be conferred from appropriately accredited institutions.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Teaching experience in the Music Education/Therapy curriculum preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

ECU requires applicants to complete a candidate profile online to be considered for the position at Candidates will be expected to upload the following items:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting :


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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