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Director of the Setnor School of Music
Syracuse University

Date Posted Oct. 22, 2018
Title Director of the Setnor School of Music
University Syracuse University
Syracuse , NY, United States
Department Setnor School of Music
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
    Associate Professor
  • Music - General

Associate or Full Professor to serve as Director, School of Music.

Syracuse University invites applications for the position of Director of the Setnor School of Music. We are seeking a bold and collaborative leader who will embrace Setnor’s rich history while overseeing the revitalization of our traditional offerings and fostering the emerging excellence of our newer degree programs and creative initiatives. The school is interested in candidates who are committed to excellence and who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members. Syracuse University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

The Director will be responsible for the School’s creative, academic, and strategic leadership and will provide public advocacy for the School at the university, regional, and national levels.

The Setnor School of Music is a NASM accredited professional school of music housed within a student-focused global private research university and offering BA, BM, BS, MA, MM, and MS degrees, as well as four music minors. Options for the study of both classical and jazz/commercial music exist at the major and minor level. Additionally, the School offers collaborative degree associations with Syracuse University’s School of Education, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and Whitman School of Management.

The ideal candidate will be a vibrant, articulate, and personable leader who will oversee and work with an enrollment of approximately 300 music majors and minors, 70 full- and part-time faculty, as well as an administrative team that includes an Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, an Assistant Director for Operations, and a Budget Administrator.

DMA/PhD, or equivalent current experience in a professional music field at the highest level of accomplishment is required.

This is a 9-month academic appointment with a 3-month administrative stipend beginning on July 1, 2019 with appointment at Associate or Full Professor level.

Application Instructions: Syracuse University has an online application process. For consideration, candidates must complete an online faculty demographic summary at, JOB# 074147. In addition to the online summary, a letter of application, including a Curriculum Vitae and list of references, should be attached online. Inquiries can be made to Ralph Zito (Search Committee Chair):

Syracuse University is a private, coeducational and residential university, and plays an integral role in the cultural, social, economic and educational life of central New York State, with close connections to New York City, as well as other major cities in the Northeast. Its full-time, main campus enrollment of 11,000+ undergraduates and 4,000+ graduate students represent the United States, about 100 foreign countries and varied economic and social backgrounds. The university contains nationally recognized programs in citizenship and mass communication. For more information on the university, please visit

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

For additional information about the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Setnor School of Music, please visit

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