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Assistant or Associate Professor of Music (Music Therapy)

Job description

A tenure-track position in music therapy is available beginning academic year 2018-2019.

The Department of Music seeks an energetic, collaborative, and creative colleague, who will develop and administer the inaugural curriculum for an undergraduate degree program in music therapy, assist with the initial application process to AMTA and NASM, design a clinical training program to meet AMTA standards, and teach courses consistent with the candidate’s background and needs of the department. The successful candidate should possess the following characteristics: experience with teaching in a music therapy program; commitment to teaching of undergraduates in a liberal arts setting; vision to develop a music therapy curriculum; potential for the recruitment of students; the ability to develop and administer a clinical training program, including internship experiences; and skills in developing and overseeing assessment of the program. Successful record of undergraduate teaching or perceived potential for success is essential. A continuing record of publications, research, and other appropriate professional activities is expected.

The candidate should hold a Masters in music therapy or Ph.D. in Music Therapy/Doctoral Studies in Music Therapy as well as board-certification with the Certification Board for Music Therapists. The candidate should have at least three years of full-time clinical experience in music therapy or its equivalent in part-time work; pursue continuing education relevant to teaching responsibilities; demonstrate mastery of all professional level and applicable advanced competencies in music therapy; and display effectiveness as a music therapy clinician in at least one area of practice. 

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at https://www.valpo.edu/general-counsel/policies/equal-opportunity-policy/. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition.

Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2018, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  Cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts from the highest earned degree must be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/49066.  Address questions regarding this position to Joseph Bognar, Chair of the Department of Music, at [email protected].

Valparaiso University is a highly regarded private university with about 3,300 undergraduates located 50 miles outside of Chicago. The Department of Music serves nearly 80 music majors and offers the degrees Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and the Bachelor or Music (performance, composition, or church music). 

More information about the Department of Music at Valparaiso University may be found at https://www.valpo.edu/music/.




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Posted: 2/20/2018
Application Due: 4/21/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive