Dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music was approved by The Regents of the University of California in 2016 as the first music school in the university system. In 2007, a generous gift from the accomplished and influential musician provided a key incentive for initiating a comprehensive planning process leading to the school's creation. The school seeks to create a transformative model for music schools, esteeming all musical traditions, promoting a balanced emphasis on scholarship and music performance. One of UCLA's 12 professional schools, the school has 50 full-time, tenure-track faculty, along with 35 full-time career staff, and annually hires 70 part-time temporary faculty (adjuncts and lecturers). The school has a student body of 460, who earn a liberal arts degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.) or a professional degree (M.M., D.M.A.). Last year, 125 degrees were awarded. The school comprises three top-rated departments — ethnomusicology, music and musicology — each of which successfully competes for students with top schools across the country. The faculty are recognized for their contributions in scholarship, performance, composition, music education and music industry. The school includes the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance and operates four scholarly centers (Center for Latino Arts, Center for Music Innovation, Center for Musical Humanities, World Music Center), as well as the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music. The school operates a recording studio and two theaters for concerts, recitals and public lectures. Located at the heart of campus, the school is housed in the Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. The Music Library, located in the Schoenberg Music Building, houses one of the largest academic music collections in North America.

To see the full position announcement, please visit Address inquiries to Isaacson, Miller consultants David Bellshaw, Cati Mitchell and Brett Barbour, at by September 10, 2018.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -