Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music Therapy (Fall 2022), School of Arts and Letters

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

ID: 7084870
Posted: September 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position: The Department of Music at Truman State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Music Therapy. This is a nine-month, full-time appointment that will begin in August 2022. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to organize and implement the newly created Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy, which will be supported by the Greenwood Center, a new Interprofessional Autism Center located on the Truman campus.

Responsibilities to include:

Implement, organize, and supervise all aspects of the program.
Coordinating and supervising all levels of clinical practica
Serve as the primary instructor in the program teaching all courses specific to that major, with core music support provided by other faculty
Recruit, advise and mentor students in the program
Required Qualifications:

ABD in Music Therapy with an expected completion date by August 2023
Board-certified as Music Therapist (MT-BC)
Preferred Qualifications:

Completed Doctorate in Music Therapy from a program accredited by the American Music Therapy Association
Clinical experience in behavioral health or a similar healthcare setting, especially with children on the Autism spectrum
Documented experience supervising music therapy students in behavioral health settings
Documented teaching experience and a record of student achievement
Commitment to the liberal arts and sciences as a teacher-scholar
Strong oral communication, written communication, and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to instruct classroom-level guitar or piano
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. The benefits package includes life, health and disability insurance, retirement contributions, and reimbursed assistance for moving expenses. The awarding of tenure and promotion is based on success in the University’s teacher-scholar model.

Program: The Department of Music offers degrees of Bachelor of Music with emphases in Composition and Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy, Master of Arts in Music (Conducting, Composition, Performance and Research emphases), and minors in Music, Jazz Studies, Musicology, and Musical-Theatre. Additionally, the Department provides content support for the Master of Arts in Education (MAE in Music) degree, the degree by which music students pursue certification to teach in the public schools. Seventeen full-time and six part-time faculty members provide instruction to approximately 140 majors studying music education, vocal and instrumental performance, theory and composition, conducting and musicology. A full complement of ensembles provides training for students and cultural resources for the community. The music program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information visit http://music.truman.edu.


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