Director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music

The University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. A unit of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music serves approximately 550 students, with over 60 full-time faculty. Eight faculty members hold named professorships.


UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, a vibrant and historic community approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. The University has extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton.


UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the birthplace of public higher education in America. It employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 37,000 students, including over 28,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at


The Hugh Hodgson School of Music facilities located in Athens, dedicated in 1996, include technology enhanced classrooms and state-of-the-art computer labs. The School is an All-Steinway School. The 1,100-seat Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, one of four performance venues, has been widely recognized for its superb acoustics. In 2016 the Hugh Hodgson School of Music received a generous $9 million bequest from the late Cora Miller, stepdaughter of school founder Hugh Hodgson. The Hugh Hodgson School of Music website is located at


The Director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will have headship duties and responsibilities that include general leadership of the School; comprehensive program development; fiscal management of the School; development of funding for scholarships, graduate assistantships, technology, and other School needs; faculty and staff recruitment and development. The Director will also work as part of the university’s administrative team; serve as an advocate for the School both on and off campus; and contribute to the growth of the School and the local and regional arts community.


Candidates must have an earned terminal degree or master’s degree in music or a related area and a distinguished record of creative/scholarly achievements and qualify for tenure at the full professor level at the University of Georgia. The preferred candidate for this position will articulate a vision for guiding the School to increased national and international prominence; have successful administrative experience in a leading school or department of music; and skills in the area of fundraising and development.


Applicant screening will begin immediately. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Monday, November 12, 2018; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current resume; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).


All applicants must apply online at Please see the job posting at:


To request a descriptive Opportunity Profile for this position, provide a nomination, or seek additional information, please contact Sean Ryder, Primary Consultant with the UGA Search Group, 706-542-6240 or Letters of recommendation or a simple nomination should include the name and contact information for the nominee.


The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. As such, the University of Georgia is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.