Dean, College of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Musical Arts (CMA). The CMA enjoys a national and international reputation with special emphases in music performance, music education, and contemporary music. Since 1947, the CMA has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The Department of Music Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The college offers baccalaureate and graduate degree programs to nearly 500 music majors under the guidance of 53 distinguished, full-time faculty. Undergraduate majors are available in music education, music performance, music composition, jazz studies, world music, and music history. Minors are available in jazz studies, music industry, and recording technology. Master’s degrees include music education (4 specializations), music performance (9 specializations), music composition, music theory, music history, and ethnomusicology. Our unique Doctor of Musical Arts in Contemporary Music offers specializations in composition and performance. In addition, CMA students have the opportunity to live in two music-related learning communities.
BGSU is a recognized home for contemporary music. Its MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (MACCM), promotes new music creation, performance, and research. MACCM hosts an annual New Music Festival, for which more than 30 composers from around the nation and the world come to campus for performances of their newest works by students, faculty, and guest artists. BGSU’s outstanding faculty performers and student ensembles are featured on “New Music from Bowling Green”, produced by WGTE Public Media. These innovative radio broadcasts are currently carried by 59 radio stations across the country and have reached 1.9 million listeners since premiering in 2013.
A major cultural resource in northwest Ohio, the college brings a rich diversity of music to Bowling Green and surrounding communities with over 600 annual concerts, recitals, and public events. The College’s musical calendar features more than 25 performing ensembles, plus a variety of student chamber music groups and soloists, two fully staged operas, and collaboration with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Student and faculty ensembles from the College frequently perform at national and international conferences. The CMA’s curricula are enhanced by BGSU’s Music Library & Sound Recordings Archives, featuring the largest collection of popular music recordings in any academic library in North America.
The College plays a vital role in youth music programs in northwest Ohio, hosting the Summer Music Institute, a series of intensive music camps for middle and high school students, as well as annual offerings for the region’s middle and high school instrumentalists, vocalists, and their teachers. In addition, the college works with the Toledo School for the Arts, a charter school in downtown Toledo, as well as with Toledo Public Schools, parochial schools, and suburban public school programs.
The CMA is housed in the Moore Musical Arts Center, which features the 850-seat Kobacker Hall and the recently renovated, 231-seat Bryan Recital Hall, along with music technology and recording studios, a music computer lab, 68 faculty studios and offices, and 70 practice rooms. The $40 million Wolfe Center for the Arts, which opened in 2011, is a 93,000-square-foot center that has fostered creativity and collaboration between the disciplines of music, theater, film, digital arts, design, sound, and dance. The Wolfe Center’s Donnell Theatre seats 400, while the black-box Eva Marie Saint Theatre is a more intimate performance space. Finally, the Kuhlin Center, new home for the School of Media and Communication, contains a state of the art recording center.
With an in-town residential campus in a park-like setting, BGSU enrolls nearly 20,000 students and has a 20:1 student to faculty ratio. Located in northwest Ohio, Bowling Green is within easy driving distance of many major Midwest cities. Bowling Green has been voted one of the top College Towns in America. (For more information, visit our website at: www.bgsu.edu.)
BGSU is looking for outstanding candidates with the vision, skill and motivation to lead the College in these endeavors. Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President, the successful candidate will be expected to:
· provide leadership in the arts at BGSU through collaborations with colleagues in the arts on campus and in the region;
· contribute an innovative vision for enhancing our music programs;
· assume a leadership role in development and strengthening endowment support from public and private sources;
· demonstrate leadership in supporting competitive undergraduate and graduate programs in music;
· promote the College’s vitality, growth and rigor of established and creative activities, new research and scholarship;
· initiate and foster enhanced opportunities for interdisciplinary and intercollegiate pursuits in research/creative activity and teaching through a mix of performance, academic, and liberal arts;
· administer comprehensive recruitment and retention plans for staff, faculty and students with an array of musical specialties commensurate with the College and University missions;
· successfully direct the College’s strategic planning processes; and
· oversee the effective management of day-to-day operations.
The candidate’s curriculum vitae must clearly evidence:
· an earned doctorate, and exemplary musical, teaching, research/creative activity, and service credentials appropriate to the rank of full professor with tenure in the College;
· a minimum of three to five years in academic leadership roles in a university setting;
· a passionate commitment to music and the education of musicians at the highest level;
· experience with National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and/or other accreditation;
· demonstrated success in overseeing capital and structural improvement projects; and
· a record of successful development activity involving public and private sources to support program goals and vision.
The successful candidate should also demonstrate:
· comprehensive understanding of national and state trends and major issues facing the education and training of professional musicians, composers and theorists, and scholars and teachers of music in the 21st century;
· knowledge of and experience with technological innovations in musical performance and education; and
· commitment to promoting diversity.
Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials.
The CMA Dean Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest addressing the stated responsibilities and qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, and list of 5-7 references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to:
Dean Raymond Craig, CMA Dean Search Committee Chair
205 Administration Building
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Screening of candidates will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until position is filled.
Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.