Location: Notre Dame, IN Open Date: Jul 30, 2019 Deadline: Nov 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description:Musicology. Department Chair. The University of Notre Dame seeks a specialist in the history of music (ca. 1750-1900) potentially appointable to the J. W. Van Gorkom endowed chair in Music, who can also serve as the Chair of the Music Department (http://music.nd.edu) for a three-year term, with the possibility of renewal.
Our highly selective student body, with about 75 undergraduate majors, is expected to increase in the fall, due to new interdisciplinary minors in Musical Theatre and Liturgical Music Ministry. The person hired for this position will teach some required courses, but will also have opportunities to design new and innovative seminars for non-majors, advanced undergraduate majors and graduate students.
The Department of Music has an excellent record of placing its students in leading conservatory Masters and DMA programs and in PhD programs (our class of 2019 included a Marshall Scholar who double-majored in music and mathematics). The Department includes the oldest American college marching band in continuous existence (founded 1845), but has recently hired many spirited and collegial new junior faculty, all dedicated to the study and performance of music in a liberal arts environment. Together we plan a rich program of performances, workshops, and lectures with leading artists and scholars.
Faculty research is well supported at the University of Notre Dame, with funding and opportunities for travel, sponsoring conferences, and the acquisition of new materials to build collections in the Music Library. In January, 2018 we moved into the newly-built O'Neill Hall of Music and Sacred Music (https://crossroads.nd.edu/about-the-project/o-neill-hall/), which includes state-of-the-art classrooms, two concert halls, a large lecture hall, and handsome practice and rehearsal venues. The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (opened in 2004), with which we work in partnership, (https://performingarts.nd.edu), has six acoustically outstanding performing spaces and presents top-ranked international and national performers. The two buildings form the core of an emerging arts corridor on campus.
The Chair of the Music Department will need to work collaboratively with the graduate program in Sacred Music at Notre Dame (http://sacredmusic.nd.edu), which is independent of the Music Department but functions in partnership with it, and grants both a Master's Degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts.
We seek a strong record of research and publication, excellent teaching and thesis advising, and proven success as a visionary and effective administrator, as demonstrated by:
1. A record of internationally respected, original publications, focused on the history of music between about the year 1750 and about the year 1900.
2. A documented history of exemplary teaching, of both music majors and non-majors, including a willingness to design advanced seminars for undergraduates, and graduate seminars for students in the Sacred Music at Notre Dame program.
3. Experience advising undergraduate honors theses, and the interest and ability to serve on D.M.A. thesis committees in the Sacred Music program.
The committee will begin reading applications on November 15, 2019. Applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, and three letters of recommendation addressing administrative experience as well as teaching and research. Please do not send supporting materials in this initial stage of the search.
The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity educator and employer with strong institutional and academic commitments to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women, minorities, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are encouraged to apply. Information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement, is available at https://www.nd.edu/about
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
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