Chair, Historical Performance Department
Part-time (approximately eight (8) hours per week), Exempt
to: Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
School of Music of Bard College seeks a Chair for its Historical Performance Department.
The Chair will provide principal oversight for Longy’s graduate program in Historical
- Principal management and oversight of Longy’s graduate
program in the department
- Management of faculty in these disciplines, including
faculty evaluation and performance improvement
- Academic advisement and career coaching of department
- 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; working with other academic managers in furthering the
mission of the School
- Oversee the maintenance of instruments in Longy’s Historical
- 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
- Attendance at all faculty
meetings (approx. 3 per year)
- Organization of jury and admissions panels
- Management of department budget
- Additional duties, as assigned
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 Historical Performance
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:
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,
Historical Performance Department in the subject line and send to: AcademicAffairsJobs@longy.edu.
Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.
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.
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.
February 15, 2019
About this Organization:
Longy School of Music of Bard College trains musicians to make a difference in their world with a social imperative that is at the core of the School’s curriculum. Breaking down the traditional conservatory constraints, Longy prepares its students to lead meaningful lives in music through project-based learning courses and performances alongside professional partners. Internationally recognized for its efforts to meet a changing musical landscape head-on, Longy gives its graduates the opportunity to perform professionally, teach in a variety of settings, and expand access within classical music.
Longy’s innovative curriculum compels students to explore their artistry, take risks, hone their technique, and become the musician the world needs them to be. Spearheaded by world-class faculty, Longy promotes profound musical understanding and technical mastery and inspires growth of imagination, fostering an attitude of inquiry about the musician's role 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 values the diversity of its community.