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## Job Description Summary
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan) invites nominations and applications for the newly created position of Director for the School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD). The selected candidate will also serve as Associate Dean within the College of Arts and Sciences.
The recent establishment of the OU SMTD and the 12-month administrative position of Director follows an August 2017 decision by the Oakland University Board of Trustees to formally recognize and support the 30 plus years of consistent growth and expansion of programs and offerings within the music, theatre and dance disciplines.
As such, this exciting new position requires a passionate, dynamic and imaginative visionary capable of leading a highly energized and dedicated faculty toward continued success and enhanced institutional prominence. The Director of the OU SMTD, who will hold the administrative rank of Associate Dean and report to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, must possess experience as an administrator of a higher education music, theatre or dance program, and be able to understand and support the academic (teaching, performance and scholarly work) of the School. S/he must also possess the capacity and vision to serve as a principal advocate for the performing arts, not only within the greater university community, but also across Michigan and beyond.
Candidates must demonstrate experience with, or a commitment to, diversity and inclusion.
Oakland University is located on a beautiful campus of 1,443 acres approximately 25 miles north of Detroit, in Oakland County, Michigan. The University is a public institution with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of the nation s 90 doctoral
/research universities, Oakland University offers 132 bachelor s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Currently in the OU SMTD, there are 172 faculty and staff members serving 3,400 Oakland University students, including 230 music majors, 125 theatre majors, and 60 dance majors. The SMTD offers 23 degree programs from the bachelor s to doctoral level, six minors, and six professional certificate programs. A bachelor s degree in music technology and industry is also currently under review. All programs are fully accredited by the NASM, NAST, and NASD. Artists in residence affiliated with Oakland University include members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, jazz musician and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter, the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, a regional professional orchestra in residence at OU, as well as dance ensembles Eisenhower Dance and Take Root.
## Minimum Qualifications
Terminal degree in a performing arts field; Outstanding record of teaching, scholarship or creative activity and service appropriate for appointment to the rank of full professor with tenure; Experience and demonstrated success in higher education administration, including budget and personnel management; A demonstrated commitment to artistic excellence, scholarly rigor, shared governance, collegiality and a willingness to engage faculty and staff in strategic planning, consensus building, and decision-making.
## EEO Statement
Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.
*Requisition No.:* 0000357
*Job Category:* Academic Administrator / Dean
*Job Title:* Director of School of Music, Theatre & Dance
*Open Until Filled:* Yes
*Pay Basis:* Monthly
*Job Type:* Full-Time
*Open Date:* 10/19/2017
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