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Director, Sharon J. Resch Institute of Music

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Job Location:
Green Bay, 54311

WORKING TITLE: Director, Sharon J. Resch Institute of Music

UW SYSTEM OFFICIAL TITLE: Academic Program Director (C)

POSTING DATE:  November 27, 2023


The Sharon J. Resch Institute of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks applicants for a full-time Director of the Institute. This is a twelve-month administrative appointment that could include some teaching responsibilities.

This position will be responsible for enhancing UW-Green Bay's mission-driven inclusive teaching efforts and creating and maintaining an educational environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates those with diverse identities, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds.

The Sharon J. Resch Institute of Music was established in 2021 through a $5 million gift, which provided one-time funding for construction of a new Audio Production facility, and an endowment to support student scholarships, equipment and operating expenses, and continued operation of the American International Czech & Slovak Voice Competition, an biennial event hosted by the Sharon Resch Institute of Music. 

The Institute Director has oversight over music programs including compliance with standards, accreditation, personnel, and oversight of curriculum and program policies. The individual works with internal and external constituents to ensure the delivery of quality music programs. This position reports to the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee the development, expansion, and programmatic direction of the music program in its new identity as the Sharon Resch Institute of Music including setting the broader vision for the direction of the Institute and establishing relationships with external constituents.
  • Fundraise and steward the scholarship award and recruitment process related to several endowments in collaboration with our Advancement office.
  • Oversee and manage various budgets connected to the Institute and manage details related to facilities, equipment, and remodeling projects.
  • Recruit, develop, and mentor faculty, staff, and students to support the mission of the Institute.
  • Steward the continued development of the music curriculum along with the development of program policies, procedures and assessment, consistent with the accreditation standards of National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • Develops the annual performance calendar in coordination with the Weidner and Theatre & Dance Program.
  • Teaching six credits per year. At the Dean's discretion, may engage in scholarly activities in appropriate fields as time and resources allow.



  • Earned doctorate in Music, or closely related field, from an accredited institution at time of application (candidates with commensurate professional experience will also be considered)
  • 2 years administrative experience 
  • 6 years experience on the faculty of a NASM accredited music program at a 4-year institution
  • Teaching and professional activity to warrant appointment to a tenured rank


  • Experience working with a diverse population
  • Active record of professional activity and creative work
  • Substantial professional record with national/international recognition

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.


Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations in Marinette, Green Bay, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. UW-Green Bay works to ensure faculty and staff achieve their full potential as valued employees with its commitment to creating an environment that recognizes, values and respects the differences we all bring to the workplace, allowing everyone to do their best work. Employee testimonials can be found at #WhyUWGB.  For more information, visit

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community website. For Campus Safety information, see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report. This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 if you would like a paper copy.


Position is a full-time Limited appointment. If the selected candidate receives the positive recommendations of the department and chancellor and approval of the Board of Regents, they will be granted a concurrent tenured faculty appointment in Music. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. 

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community that welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.


Please submit application materials by Monday, January 22, 2024.



Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees.  This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts.  We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service.  The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%.  This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually.  Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

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  • Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references 
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved 

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Amanda Wildenberg
Phone:  (920) 465-2995

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