Belmont University—a private, Christ-centered higher-education institution in Nashville, Tennessee—seeks a proven leader to serve as Dean of the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business.
Reporting directly to the Provost/EVP of Academic Excellence, the Dean of the College of Entertainment & Music Business will serve as the leader of the largest college of the university with responsibilities for all of the college’s academic programs and student enrichment initiatives. This entrepreneurial and visionary administrator leads the faculty, staff and students in enhancing the vitality of its current academic degrees and areas of study as well as in developing new and innovative programs to serve other facets of the entertainment industry.
The Dean shall be responsible to communicate Belmont’s mission to external stakeholders; maintain and coordinate college-based solicitations and various appeals to increase overall giving; and cultivate and nurture positive, philanthropic support of relationships with alums, parents, and donors. This effort will require an exceptional ability to lead within a complex organization, a broad intellectual orientation and appreciation for future trends in the entertainment industry and higher education, a passion for the mission of higher education, a Christ-centered focus, and a collaborative and relational leadership style.
The Dean will oversee the College’s academic degrees which consist of:
- Music Business
- Creative & Entertainment Industries
- Audio Engineering Technology
- Emerging Media
- Motion Pictures
- Film & TV Writing
- Media Production
- Graduate Program: Master of Science in Audio Engineering
The Dean provides academic leadership and guidance for the college while also seeking industry collaboration and campus partnership opportunities with the goal of creating an integrated and collaborative student experience.
The Dean must be an effective and collaborative executive, gifted in relationship-building and possessing the capacity to foster a rich entrepreneurial college environment and the ability to effectively communicate the College’s vision, mission, values, and priorities.
The ideal candidate will have a history of leadership excellence; demonstrated leadership in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; a strong reputation as a knowledgeable industry professional with impeccable integrity; a collaborative leadership style; an innovative thinker with desire to continually grow and challenge the norm; and a respected professional within the broader entertainment industry communities with an unmatched ability to foster strategic donor relationships.
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