Limited Term Lecturer in Music Therapy/ Clinical Coordinator
Welcome to Georgia College’s employment website, and thank you for your interest in employment at our university. Georgia College is an integral part of our local and neighboring communities and we are seeking candidates who share that commitment and want to support our mission. Our university team is comprised of faculty and staff professionals who are dedicated to continuing to move Georgia College forward as a nationally preeminent public liberal arts university. Georgia College is located in Milledgeville, a charming town less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta. As you take the time to learn more about our university, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.
The Department of Music offers a wide range of opportunities for students to master the principles, skills and techniques necessary to be successful in the performing arts, music education, music therapy and other music fields. Our program provides a competitive advantage to students as they seek entry into the larger cultural community.
We seek highly motivated individuals who are committed to teaching, music education, research, and engaged learning within the context of a strong liberal arts environment devoted to diversity, global engagement, and the free exchange of ideas.
Diversifying our curriculum geographically, temporally, and thematically is a high priority, so evidence of comparative and cross-cultural scholarship is particularly welcome. In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.
Georgia College seeks a candidate with the enthusiasm, skills, and demonstrated ability to establish and grow a stellar music therapy program at one of the nation's top public liberal arts universities. We seek a highly motivated individual who will contribute to a dynamic, nurturing, and inclusive learning environment with a diverse and talented student body. The successful candidate will serve as a faculty member and Clinical Coordinator of the undergraduate and equivalency master's programs. The candidate will also manage, oversee, and service the daily operations of our on-campus music therapy clinic, off-campus contracts, and local partners. The position includes coordination and supervision responsibilities related to practicum, fieldwork, and internships. The candidate will teach assigned courses dependent on the needs of the music therapy program and the qualifications and interests of the applicant. The job scope is primarily teaching, clinical and student supervision, and some administrative duties.
Faculty - Teaching/Instructing
1. Teach in areas of expertise and departmental need in undergraduate and possibly graduate music therapy courses
2. Mentor students
3. Clinically supervise music therapy students
Faculty - Service to Institution
All faculty contribute service to the institution. Compared with tenure track faculty, lecturers have a reduced service expectation. Service may include work at any level within the institution and may include a balance of professional and non-professional community service. The majority of contributions in this area should be departmental service. Examples include, but are not limited to the following.
1. Support departmental programs and efforts at recruiting majors
2. Serve as member or officer on departmental, college, and university committee
3. Develop and/or participate in special programs or projects
4. Attend and encourage students to attend co-curricular activities organized by the department
Faculty - Professional Development
Although lecturers are not required to publish, engaging in scholarship activity that informs classroom instruction is strongly encouraged. Scholarship of teaching and learning is especially valued.
Some examples of professional development activities include the following:
1. attending conferences,
2. presenting at professional meetings,
3. applying for grants,
4. participating in professional organizations, and
5. publishing in appropriate venues.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
1. Participate in music therapy student-focused curricular activities that foster scholarly activity and university or community service
2. Teach interdisciplinary courses
3. Contribute to the professional preparation of students by active participation in local, state, regional, and national professionally related organizations
Faculty - Clinical Supervision
1. Maintain clinical documentation and student clinical training records
2. Promote and market individual and group services to generate contracts
3. Conduct initial music therapy assessments for referrals
4. Facilitate individual and group sessions with client-centered, measurable goals, and process with student observers
5. Maintain standard data-gathering techniques during all phases of clinical processing including assessment, therapy, and evaluation
6. Adhere to established clinical documentation standards in a timely fashion
7. Consult with and work together with Music Therapy faculty to ensure that students are meeting clinical competencies in a consistent manner towards preparedness for full-time internship placements
8. Network, develop, and maintain contracts with relevant facilities
9. Maintain MT-BC, Georgia Music Therapy License, and liability insurance
10. Administrate clinical practicum and internship placements
11. Administrate the Georgia College Music Therapy Clinic
12. Provide clinical music therapy services to clients
13. Supervise music therapy practicum students and interns
14. Develop and maintain relationships with local music therapists and clinical training facilities
The successful candidate must meet the following minimum qualifications:
1. Master of Music in Music Therapy, Master of Music Therapy, or Master of Science in Music Therapy
2. Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org -faculty credentials)
Preferred Educational Requirements
1. Ph.D. in Music Education with an emphasis in music therapy, or comparable doctoral degree in Music Therapy (or A.B.D.)
2. Minimum of five + years of full-time clinical experience in music therapy or its equivalent in part-time work.
3. Record of instruction in Music Therapy in Higher education.
4. Effectiveness as a music therapy clinician in at least one area of practice, for example, individuals with autism, early childhood, intellectual/developmental disabilities, or physical rehabilitation
6. Advanced music therapy certification(s), i.e. NMT, NICU, BM-GIM, etc.
7. Active membership in AMTA
Experience with grant-writing and accurately maintaining data and records
Required Documents to Attach
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- List of References
- Unofficial copies of transcripts
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Strong vocal skills and experience
Ability to teach and clinically supervise undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Music Therapy degree programs.
Ability to work with others in service to the University.
All music faculty actively collaborate to participate in recruiting and retaining outstanding students to the music program; actively promote collaborative relationships across the university; advance department, college, and university goals by supporting the academic environment for the students at the university; and perform other duties assigned according to experience, expertise or departmental needs. In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.
1. Board Certified-Music Therapist (MT-BC) with at least three years of full-time music therapy clinical experience (or equivalent)
2. Georgia Music Therapy License in good standing by August 1, 2022
3. At least three years of supervisory experience with undergraduate music therapy fieldwork students and interns
4. Demonstrated mastery of all professional competencies in music therapy
5. Effective interpersonal communication, advocacy, and collaboration skills