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Assistant Professor of Music Therapy
Arizona State University

  • Oct. 12, 2017
  • Assistant Professor of Music Therapy
  • School of Music
  • Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ
    United States
  • Dec. 1, 2017
  • Aug. 15, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Music - Psychology
    Music - General
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Assistant Professor of Music Therapy – School of Music
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

The School of Music at Arizona State University seeks an exceptional music therapy scholar-educator for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, beginning fall 2018.

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.

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 nearly 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.

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 two minors in music studies and music performance; Master of Arts (MA) in Music with concentrations in ethnomusicology or music history and literature; 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 in 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.

The Music Therapy Program and the Music Therapy Clinic are part of the Division of Music Education and Music Therapy. The Music Therapy Program at Arizona State University brings over 40 years of music and academic excellence to today’s health care environment, and was recently ranked the No. 2 accredited bachelor of music therapy program in the country. The Music Therapy Program at ASU 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 a concentration area within either a two-year advanced master’s program for students already certified, or a three-year equivalency master’s program for students who have not completed music therapy coursework and training.

The Music Therapy Clinic at Arizona State University serves as a place for clinical training, research, and community-based music therapy services. Clinical training opportunities for students occur both on-site at the ASU Music Therapy Clinic and off-site throughout the metropolitan Phoenix area, providing students with a wealth of training experiences. Students learn to create and implement traditional and innovative music therapy interventions to address cognitive, physical, and psychosocial needs of children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in behavioral health, medical, palliative, rehabilitation, and wellness settings.

The successful candidate is expected to pursue and maintain an agenda of research and publication consistent with the candidate’s expertise in music therapy; teach undergraduate and graduate music therapy courses; foster students’ development of progressive and innovative clinical experiences; advise undergraduate and graduate research, including thesis and clinical projects; collaborate with faculty colleagues in recruiting students and in the continual development of curricular initiatives that serve students; and engage in professional, university, and community service.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in music therapy or related field completed by August 2018;
  • Music therapy board certification;
  • Meet requirements for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level as stipulated by the AMTA Standards for Qualifications and Staffing:;
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level;
  • Minimum five years of experience as a professional music therapist;
  • Scholarly/research interests and achievement as demonstrated through research, publications, and/or peer-reviewed presentations at national or international conferences; and,
  • A record of service to the profession.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Evidence of innovation in teaching;
  • Ability to provide pedagogical and musical leadership in one or more of the following: music therapy in mental health, medical, rehabilitation, or special education settings, music therapy with children, adolescents, or young adults, qualitative research, mixed-methods research, multiculturalism practice and training in music therapy, supervision and administration, music therapy and technology, or other special area of interest;
  • Experience with a variety of clinical training and supervision models;
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity in research and creative activity, recruitment and teaching, and service;
  • Potential to apply for and conduct grant-funded research; and,
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research within and outside of the arts including, but not limited to, socially engaged research in an interdisciplinary community of scholars and artists in the Herberger Institute and in the ASU community of scholars in the sciences and humanities.

Instructions to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest addressing research and creative activity trajectory, teaching, and professional service activity. Include a curriculum vitae, a minimum of three letters of reference, an example of scholarly research, a written or video example of innovative and/or engaging teaching experiences, a video example of clinical musicianship skills, and two self-created course syllabi. Video and/or audio samples must be submitted via links to media sharing websites (ex. YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.).

All applications must be submitted electronically via

Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 1, 2017; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the 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 See ASU’s Title IX policy at

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Contact Information

  • School of Music Search Committee
    School of Music
    Arizona State University School of Music
    ASU School of Music
    50 E Gammage Parkway E185
    Tempe, AZ 85287-0405
  • 4809652819


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