Faculty Careers - Agricultural Science, Faculty Careers - Fine and Performing Arts
Belhaven University, a vibrant Christ-centered academic community committed to the ministry of integrating faith and learning, is searching for a visionary, inspirational leader for the position of Chair of the Department of Music. This is a tenure track position and rank is open based on experience.
The ideal candidate will implement a vision for developing a music program that will prepare students to serve Christ by engaging their musical gifts and calling in every area of Church ministry and society where music touches people’s lives. We are seeking a candidate who blends innovation and openness to diverse musical genres with a deep appreciation for the importance of strong traditional foundations in musical training.
A D.M.A or Ph.D. in Music is required. The qualified candidate will demonstrate exceptional musicianship and versatility across a variety of musical genres including historical and contemporary styles, excellent leadership and collaborative/relational skills, and a proven track record of building a strong department with the capacity to recruit high quality students who, upon graduation, will serve Christ in musical performance, leading Christian worship and/or in educational settings.
The successful candidate must articulate a Christian worldview in their teaching and academic discipline and fully support the University Vision, Mission, and Statement of Faith. In addition, the candidate will combine solid professional and academic expectations with a clear understanding of the role of a music department in contributing to the ethos of a Christian liberal arts university.
Please submit your CV/resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for this position including an explanation of your interest in Christian higher education. Compensation and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Confidential questions and nominations may be submitted to:
Dr. Bradford Smith Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs