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Composition and Songwriting Department Head – Full Time Position

 Composition and Songwriting Department Head – Full Time Position
Summary:Academic Post
Deadline: 10 April 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: McNally Smith College of Music is seeking a Department Head for its Composition and Songwriting Department. The Department Head plans and directs the overall administrative operations of the department, provides visionary leadership for faculty, and reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs.
McNally Smith is dedicated to developing students as creative professionals and preparing them for success in the areas of music performance, business, production, engineering and composition. Accordingly, the Department Head is responsible for ensuring that the curriculum is relevant and current with the industry standards and career realities of working composers and songwriters. This is a collaborative position that requires the Department Head to work across departmental lines to create meaningful educational experiences that reflect current and emerging best practices within the music and entertainment industry.
The College celebrates its faculty as a community of accomplished educators, artists and active practitioners. To this end, the ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications:

• Considerable professional experience as a composer for media (e.g., television, film, video games, new media, etc.) and/or songwriter (e.g., publishing, placements, licensing, etc.)
• Highly skilled with:
Audio recording and mixing technologies
MIDI sequencers and digital audio workstations
• Collaborative working style
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to relate and engage students in the learning process
• Master’s degree or graduate certificate in related field; or equivalent professional experience
• Experience in curriculum development
• Minimum of 3 years working in a supervisory role
• Minimum of 3 years teaching experience

Responsibilities include:
▪ Curriculum review, development and oversight
▪ Faculty management – including course scheduling, classroom observations, and faculty development
▪ Development of departmental goals
▪ Membership on committees as needed
▪ Maintenance of teaching load (reduced)
▪ Student advising

This is a 12-month position with a renewable contract. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.
Please submit recorded work samples (audio or video), resume/CV, and cover letter (pdf preferred). On the application, please list contact information (phone numbers and email addresses) of three professional references. If transcripts are not provided at application, they will need to be submitted prior to receiving an offer.
Work samples will be accepted as web links, downloads or attached as electronic media (mp3, mp4, Quicktime, etc.)

Applications will be accepted until April 10, 2017. Review of applications will begin upon receipt.