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Assistant Professor - Music Therapy

Company: Nazareth College
Location: Rochester
Posted on: February 9, 2024

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Job Title
Assistant Professor - Music Therapy


Salary Range
$52,242 - $70,680 yearly

Tenure Track
Tenure Track Position

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Job Description Summary
The Music Therapy program at Nazareth University invites applicants for a 9-month full-time tenure-track faculty position in the School of Music (Music Therapy), beginning in August, 2024.

Applicants with expertise in culturally relevant clinical practice and teaching, behavioral health, and supporting student research are especially sought for this position. The qualified applicant will join colleagues within the School of Music, the College of Interprofessional Health and Human Services, and Nazareth University who value collaboration, innovation, diversity, equity, and inclusion in their shared work of preparing the next generation of music therapists.

The Nazareth Music Therapy program, established in 1980, provides quality musical, clinical, and academic preparation for over 60 undergraduate, equivalency, and masters students, and its graduate program qualifies students for the New York State License in Creative Arts Therapy. The program boasts the Lipson Music Therapy Clinic within the York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute, where music therapy, art therapy, speech-language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and social work students and faculty collaborate to provide person-centered care for community members of all ages. The Rochester community has the highest concentration of music therapists in New York State outside of New York City, providing a plethora of opportunities for clinical training and professional connection.

Nazareth University, an independent, comprehensive institution with 1,900 undergraduate and 550 graduate students, prepares its graduates to serve local and global communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth seeks to hire teacher-scholars with a demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching, student success, and civic engagement, and an understanding of the educational benefits of ethnic and racial diversity in the campus community. The University is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for its rich arts and cultural community and its international businesses and industry. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged.

Required Education
-Terminal degree (PhD) in music therapy or a closely related field; ABD considered
-A minimum of 12 semester hours or equivalent of graduate credits in music therapy beyond undergraduate equivalency requirements.
-Current Board Certification in Music Therapy
-New York State License in Creative Arts Therapy (LCAT) preferred; applicants without LCAT will be expected to obtain license prior to receiving tenure
-A minimum of five years of full-time clinical experience in music therapy or its equivalent.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The successful application will have:
-a record of excellence in classroom teaching and clinical supervision.
-demonstrated effectiveness in at least one area of clinical practice.
strong musicianship
-a clear understanding of competency-based, developmental, inclusive, and culturally relevant teaching approaches.
-a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, community, and belonging.
effective written and oral communication skills.
-demonstrated effectiveness in and commitment to collaboration with diverse stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications
-clinical experience in behavioral health.
-experience guiding student research.
-completed training in one or more advanced models of music therapy (e.g. Creative Music Therapy, Guided Imagery and Music, Vocal Psychotherapy, Analytical Music Therapy).
-demonstrated record of scholarly achievement through presenting, publication, or professional service, commensurate with professional experience and stage of career.

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Keywords: Nazareth College, Rochester , Assistant Professor - Music Therapy, Education / Teaching , Rochester, New York

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