Longy School of Music of Bard College

27 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138
http://www.longy.edu
jobs@longy.edu

Date Posted:
January 18, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Other

Type:
Part-Time

Chair, Vocal Studies Department

Description:

Status: Part-time, Exempt

Reports to: Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Supervises: Department Faculty


Longy School of Music of Bard College seeks a Chair for its Vocal Studies Department. The Chair will provide principal oversight for Longy’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Vocal Performance.The Chair will also be responsible for the development and implementation of short- and long-term planning for a newly-designed vocal studies program aimed at providing comprehensive training for aspiring professional singers.


Responsibilities

  • Principal management and oversight of Longy’s undergraduate and graduate programs in the department
  • Management of faculty in these disciplines, including faculty evaluation and performance improvement
  • Academic advisement and career coaching of department majors
  • Spearheading and implementation of recruitment and retention strategies, in collaboration with the Admissions staff
  • Implementation of short- and long- term programmatic, artistic, and curriculum planning
  • Management of monthly department meetings throughout the academic year
  • Collaboration with academic managers to further the mission of the School
  • Assignment of students to studio instructors in the department, in consultation with the Dean of the Conservatory and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Membership on the Conservatory Academic Council; attendance at all weekly meetings
  • Oversee the implementation of the newly merged Voice and Opera departments, ensuring appropriate quality controls are in place
  • Attendance at all faculty meetings (approx. 3 per year)
  • Organization of jury and admissions panels
  • Management of department budget
  • Additional duties, as assigned

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a minimum of five years teaching experience in a collegiate, university, or conservatory setting along with an established record of managerial experience and possess proven leadership, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. An advanced degree (MM or DMA, or equivalent) in Vocal performance is required.


Compensation

Longy offers a competitive salary plus an Open Time Off Policy (OPTO) which includes a generous Family Medical Leave policy of 12 paid weeks. Longy also offers discounts on tuition at Longy, enrollment in Longy’s retirement plan, group health, vision and dental plans, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, and qualified transportation programs.

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references by hard copy or email to the attention of Jeremy Van Buskirk, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. To apply via e-mail, include Chair, Chair, Vocal Studies Department in the subject line and send to: AcademicAffairsJobs@longy.edu. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


About Longy

Longy is at the forefront of graduate music education. Founded to offer an alternative to traditional conservatories, Longy continues to bring new and different perspectives on how to train and prepare modern musicians. Longy has made a name for itself by focusing on the social imperative: musicians, like all artists, must play a critical role in creating vibrant communities. This is carried out in signature programs to prepare students for the challenges of the musician of the 21st century.

Longy is a degree-granting institution that serves over 200 undergraduate and graduate students from over 35 states and 25 countries at its Conservatory campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts and its Master of Arts in Teaching campus in Los Angeles, California. Founded as Longy School of Music in 1915 by renowned oboist Georges Longy, Longy is a conservatory with a social imperative, providing for all students a distinguished faculty that promotes profound musical understanding and technical mastery, encourages growth of imagination, and fosters inquiry about the role of music and the musician in society. Longy’s mission is to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world.


Longy School of Music of Bard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or age. Longy School of Music of Bard College values the diversity of its community.

Apply by:
February 28, 2019
About this Organization:
About Longy

Longy is at the forefront of graduate music education. Founded to offer an alternative to traditional conservatories, Longy continues to bring new and different perspectives on how to train and prepare modern musicians. Longy has made a name for itself by focusing on the social imperative: musicians, like all artists, must play a critical role in creating vibrant communities. This is carried out in signature programs to prepare students for the challenges of the musician of the 21st century.


Longy is a degree-granting institution that serves over 200 undergraduate and graduate students from over 35 states and 25 countries at its Conservatory campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts and its Master of Arts in Teaching campus in Los Angeles, California. Founded as Longy School of Music in 1915 by renowned oboist Georges Longy, Longy is a conservatory with a social imperative, providing for all students a distinguished faculty that promotes profound musical understanding and technical mastery, encourages growth of imagination, and fosters inquiry about the role of music and the musician in society. Longy’s mission is to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world.


Longy School of Music of Bard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or age. Longy School of Music of Bard College values the diversity of its community.