Azusa Pacific University invites applications and nominations for this New and Exciting opportunity: Founding Dean–College of Music and the Arts. This college is being created to bring together two departments and a school already thriving on their own for the purpose of collaboration, integration and expanding the impact of music and the arts on the APU campus, the U.S. and the world. The new dean holds a major leadership position within the university and reports directly to the Provost. Candidates with an earned doctorate, terminal degree, or exceptional achievement in music and /or the arts are invited to apply.
A record of creative leadership, relevant scholarship, and demonstrated commitment and scholarly understanding of faith integration in the learning process is required. He or she will demonstrate strong potential to contribute to the intellectual, innovative, and inspirational vitality of the College of Music and the Arts, as well as the interpersonal skills to work collegially with staff, faculty, and educators within and beyond the university. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of excellent teaching and administrative experience with diverse populations.
This new position affords an exciting opportunity to provide leadership for this newly formed college, and to bring integrative vision in directing, coordinating, and supporting a comprehensive array of programs in the following disciplines. Currently these programs encompassed in the College of Music and Arts have 46 full-time faculty, 83 part-time or adjunct faculty, 695 undergraduate majors, 110 graduate students, and a total of over 1000 students in various programs.
School of Visual and Performing Arts
- Bachelor of Arts Degrees
- Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees
Acting for Stage & Screen
Cinematic Arts Production
Programs below accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Fine Arts: Visual Art
- Master of Fine Arts: Visual Art
- Master of Arts: Modern Art History
School of Music: Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music
- Bachelor of Music Degrees:
Arranging, & Engineering Tracks
Music & Worship
Vocal & Instrumental Performance
- Bachelor of Arts Degrees:
- Master of Music Degrees:
Vocal & Instrumental Performance
The Founding Dean will be the academic, administrative and community leader, and play a defining role during a time of change and transition for this vibrant, progressive college. Success will require understanding and optimizing a collaborative, integrative vision and passion for music and the arts. In addition, the ideal applicant will demonstrate these attributes:
• Transparent, collaborative leadership ability
• Champion and advocate of staff, faculty, program directors, and department chairs
• Knowledge of strategic planning and implementation
• Verified servant leadership with utmost personal integrity
• Excellent relational and communicative skills
• Fiscal experience and a history of success with grants and fundraising
Azusa Pacific University offers more than 50 areas of undergraduate study, 37 master’s degrees, and seven doctorates to a total enrollment of more than ten thousand students. As an evangelical Christian institution, APU affirms the Lordship of Christ in all areas of life and expects its employees to model Christian values in their Christian faith.
Azusa Pacific University is interested in developing a diverse faculty and staff increasing its ability to serve a diverse student population.
Applications will be accepted until January 25, 2013. Nominations, resumes, and expressions of interest should be submitted, via an electronic letter describing qualifications and interest regarding the position; curriculum vitae; a statement of Christian faith; and three references, including names, addresses, and phone numbers to the consultant supporting Azusa Pacific University: Mr. Joe Bradley; Bradley Resource Group; 778 Brokenwood Trail NW; Marietta, GA; 30064; Joe@BradleyResourceGroup.com ; (770) 843-8928. All communications are Confidential.