Salary: Commensurate With Experience
The Department of Music of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, seeks an Advisor of Graduate Studies, a full-time, one-year, faculty position. Reporting directly to the Department of Music Director, the Advisor of Graduate Studies (AGS) autonomously organizes, coordinates, and supervises the administration of the MM, AD and DMA graduate degree programs. Advises and counsels all graduate music majors over their course of study, from admissions through graduation. Serves as principal academic advisor for all MM, AD and DMA students. Works with the faculty of the MA/PhD programs in music to ensure compliance with program requirements and other administrative duties, including administration of exams and completion of all required paperwork. Assists with class schedules for students, resolves routine conflicts and issues, prepares and implements administrative guidelines and procedures, and provides oversight and facilitation. Works in cooperation with Department of Music faculty and staff. Supervises graduate student department assistants assigned to the graduate office. Collaborates with faculty to administer oral and written comprehensive exams for the MM, DMA, AD, MA, and PhD as needed. Serves as the graduate student liaison between the Department of Music Department, the Mason Gross Dean of Students, the Mason Gross Admission’s Office, and other Rutgers schools, departments, and programs. Serves on department and school committees. Teaches courses and private lessons as schedule permits; typically 1-2 classes and/or 1-3 private lessons.
Minimum Education and Experience
Relevant graduate degree in music (PhD or DMA preferred) or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Requires academic discernment specific to the field of music. Possesses the ability to prioritize and focus on completion of tasks while balancing competing demands. Ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff and maintain a positive and objective approach.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of office administration, work organization, coordination and facilitation. Advisory experience preferred. Strong communication and computer skills required.
This position participates in policy development and execution and the AGS is expected to be thoroughly knowledgeable about current policies and is responsible for working with department leadership to ensure that students comply with these policies. This position is responsible for streamlining processes with which s/he is charged without sacrificing accuracy or timeliness. The AGS is expected to realize and implement efficiencies in work flow and data handling and is expected to suggest ideas for new programs and improvements as needed.