Lecturer in Music, Specializing in Music Therapy

Posting Details


Posting Number F00301P


Working Title Lecturer in Music, Specializing in Music Therapy
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track
Benefit Status Full Benefits
Months Per Year 9
Proposed Start Date 08/16/2018


Department Music - 2164


University Summary

The Department of Music at the University of Dayton invites applications for a full-time, 9-month position in Music Therapy at the rank of Lecturer (renewable) starting August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will join a well-established undergraduate Music Therapy program, with a faculty of three full-time and several part-time music therapists, and a total enrollment of approximately 35 students. Students and faculty enjoy a wide variety of opportunities for clinical practice and research, thanks to an on-campus clinic program and community partnerships with medical, rehabilitative, and educational facilities in the Dayton area.

Music Therapy is currently the largest enrolled program in a Department of Music that offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Composition, Music Education, Music Performance, and Music Therapy, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree with concentrations in Music Studies, Jazz Studies, and Ethnomusicology. Music and Music Technology minors are also offered.

Possible teaching assignments for this position include group supervision, methods, and research, graduate-level courses for a Master of Music Therapy degree program with a music psychotherapy emphasis that is currently under development, as well as supervise students engaged in music therapy practica, on and off campus.

University Summary Information

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree in music therapy or closely related field
• At least five years of full-time or equivalent part-time clinical experience in music therapy
• National board certification (MT-BC) or international equivalent.
• Collegiate teaching experience
• Successful experience supervising music therapy students in clinical settings
• Ability to guide student research
• Professional competency on piano and guitar, with advanced competency on at least one of the two as established in the American Music Therapy Association Advanced Competencies

Preferred Qualifications

• Collegiate teaching experience in the field of music therapy
• Working knowledge of varied music therapy approaches (e.g., psychodynamic, music-centered, behavioral, client-centered, humanistic)
• Working knowledge of improvisational, compositional, receptive, and re-creative music therapy methods
• Evidence of advanced or specialized training (e.g., Guided Imagery and Music, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, Neurologic Music Therapy)
• Experience collaborating in the development of new courses
• Successful experience mentoring student research
• Successful experience working with students or clients with diverse backgrounds
• Ability to work as a team member toward shared goals
• Familiarity with current technologies related to the field
• Working knowledge of music psychotherapy practices
• Successful experience with online teaching delivery methods
• Effective interpersonal skills
• Willingness to engage with the University’s Catholic and Marianist educational values

Number of Positions Available 1
Application Review Date
Closing Date 01/05/2018
Open until filled?
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants need to submit all materials online: 1) a cover letter of application, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a document that contains links to audio or video materials that substantiate competency levels on voice, piano, and guitar, and 4) contact information for at least three references.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Primary Contact for this Position Susan Gardstrom

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (i.e. H-1B visa)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document
  4. List of References
Optional Documents

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