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Instructor of Music Therapy - School of Music

School of Music

Job description:

The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an instructor of music therapy for a one-year, part-time, benefits eligible position for the 2019-20 academic year. The position is an academic year (nine month), non-tenure track position. Anticipated start date is August 2019.

The successful candidate is expected to coordinate and supervise music therapy practicum and advanced clinical training placements, and serve as the liaison with practicum site supervisors. The candidate will serve the school by making community connections and developing community partners for new practicum and internship experiences. The candidate will teach the undergraduate and graduate practicum seminar for all students enrolled in fieldwork. The candidate will coordinate and document completion of any necessary practicum paperwork (e.g. contracts, affiliation agreements, fingerprint clearance).The candidate may teach additional courses in the curriculum based on the needs of the area.

About ASU:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts:

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With more than 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, The Design School, School of Film, Dance and Theatre, School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life.

For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

About the School of Music:

Located in one of the most expansive metropolitan centers in the United States and situated in the Sonoran desert, the ASU School of Music supports a broad range of inquiry. Programs within the School of Music lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music with an optional concentration in Music and Culture; Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music with concentrations in music performance, jazz studies, music theatre, music education, music theory and composition, music therapy as well as three minors in music theatre, music studies and music performance; Master of Arts (MA) in Music with concentrations in ethnomusicology or musicology; and Master of Music (MM) in composition, conducting, music education, music performance, performance pedagogy and music therapy. In addition, the school offers a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in composition, conducting and performance and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a concentration in music education or musicology, as well as a graduate certificate in theory pedagogy. With one of the largest comprehensive music programs in a public research university the United States, the ASU School of Music plays a prominent role within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and is located on the ASU Tempe campus. For more information on the School of Music, please visit music.asu.edu.

The Music Therapy Program and the ASU Music Therapy Clinic are part of the Division of Music Education and Music Therapy. The Music Therapy Program offers dynamic undergraduate and master’s degrees built on the principles of music therapy theory and practice, flexible musicianship, traditional and progressive clinical application, and community leadership through inclusive arts engagement and innovative programming. The master’s degree offers in-depth study in aconcentration area within either a two-year advanced master’s program for studentsalready certified, or a three-year equivalency master’s program for students who have not completed music therapy coursework and training.

Required qualifications: 

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music therapy
  • MT-BC credential
  • Minimum of one years of experience supervising students in practicum or internships
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Meet requirements for adjunct faculty and pre-internship supervision as stipulated by the AMTA Standards for Qualifications and Staffing: www.musictherapy.org/members/edctstan/
Desired qualifications: 

Desired qualifications:

  • MM degree in music therapy
  • Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Diverse background in clinical practice as a music therapist, and/or advanced training in a music therapy practice (e.g., Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, Developmental Music Therapy, Guided Imagery and Music, Music Psychotherapy, Neurologic Music Therapy, Medical Music Therapy, etc.); Demonstrated interest in innovative course development and/or creative approaches to teaching.
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing community partnerships projects
Instruction to apply: 

Instruction to apply:

Candidates must submit: 1) a cover letter stating qualifications and teaching interests; 2) a statement on your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; 3) a philosophy statement that addresses your mentoring strategy when working with college students; 3) curriculum vitae or resume; 4) contact information for three professional references (including the nature of their relationship to applicant).

All applications must be submitted electronically via https://apply.interfolio.com/66441.

Application deadline: 

Application deadline:

is August 20, 2019, 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until search is closed.



ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. See ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

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