Boston University PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF MUSIC, College of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Boston University’s College of Fine Arts invites applications for the position of Professor and Director of the School of Music, with an anticipated state date of July 1, 2019.

CFA’s School of Music is a prominent beacon for the arts in New England. With 140 faculty (including 20+ current members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra), a sixteen-person professional administrative staff, 110 state-of-the-art practice rooms, and annual concerts at Boston’s Symphony Hall among other recognizable venues, CFA’s School of Music is a highly desired destination for a talented, global student body interested in pursuing music education certificates as well as BM, MA/MM, DMA, and PhD degrees.

The Director of the School of Music oversees the day-to-day administration of the School’s academic units and co-curricular activities (such as CFA’s nationally recognized Opera Institute); manages the School’s professional administrative staff; models professional ethics and best practices; and champions initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in the arts.

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts, the Director of the School of Music collaborates with College leadership in the development and implementation of a forward-looking vision for both the School of Music and the College of Fine Arts.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman and of our record of inclusiveness. The College of Fine Arts includes diversity as one of its core strategic goals. We are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students and are committed to the pursuit of excellence in the arts by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond.


Applications should include a letter of interest explaining the applicant's background and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names (and contact information) of three referees. Application packets should be submitted electronically to Please include ‘SOM Director’ in your subject line.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Required Skills

The successful candidate will have a demonstrably active international profile in his or her professional or scholarly music field, as well as an earned terminal degree in that field. A minimum of five years’ arts administration experience, preferably at the university level, is expected.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Tracking Code: 2034/I0418

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Based on experience