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Professor of Practice in Music Therapy
University of Houston

Date Posted Nov. 10, 2022
Title Professor of Practice in Music Therapy
University University of Houston
Houston, TX, United States
Department Moores School of Music
Application Deadline Dec. 15, 2022
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2023
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Music - General

The Moores School of Music seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in Music Therapy at the Professor level, for appointment Fall 2023. The faculty member in this position will hold the Alice and Fletcher Pratt Endowed Professorship in Music Therapy as well as a joint appointment in the College of Medicine. Teaching and research responsibilities will be in the McGovern College of the Arts. 

The core duties of the role will involve developing and building the new music therapy program in the Moores School of Music to national prominence, including by (a) developing and reviewing the music therapy curriculum, (b) teaching and coordinating music therapy courses, (c) developing practicum site relationships within the greater Houston area, (d) directing undergraduate research projects, and (e) actively pursuing scholarly research and publication in music therapy. Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise as a clinician, educator, and researcher and hold a fervent desire to develop clinician-researchers. The candidate must hold the appropriate AMTA faculty qualifications. 

- Applicants should submit a letter of application 

- Curriculum Vitae (include copies or online links to journal articles) 

- A list of at least three professional references who may be contacted as needed by the committee. The applicant’s recommenders will receive instructions independently on submitting letters electronically. 

- Documentation of success in research and creativity 

- Documentation of Success in Teaching 

- Additional materials may be requested at a later date.  

Applications are due by December 15, 2022

Submit all materials at the UH website:

Further inquiries can be sent to search committee chair: Joseph Evans,, (713) 743-3149 

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university. With one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, the University of Houston seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. With over 500 students and nearly 100 faculty, the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston seeks to create a community of musical excellence and creativity in one of America’s most culturally diverse cities. The Moores School offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in performance as well as varying degrees in performance and pedagogy, conducting, music education, musicology and music theory. It also offers courses and performance opportunities to the campus and community at large. These programs and initiatives incorporate applied instruction, ensemble performance, and coursework in music history, music theory, aural skills, music technology, research, pedagogy, and conducting. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 


Applicants should have a terminal degree and show evidence of scholarly achievement and successful teaching experience. Requirements include AMTA Board Certification and a minimum of 5 years of clinical music therapy experience. Preference will be given to those with expertise in clinician-researcher development. 

In addition, applicants for the position are expected to exhibit the following Core Values and demonstrate the Core Competencies listed below:  

Core Values:  

  • Dedicated to excellence in the arts
  • Focused on student success
  • Team players who are willing to work across disciplines
  • Problem solvers
  • Models of integrity and collegiality with a commitment to diversity
  • Passionate, energetic, and tenacious

Core Competencies:  

  • The ability to attract resources, including grants or other external sources of support that advance the school’s mission; 
  • The ability to grow dynamic degree programs and recruit dynamic, top-tier students 

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.  

  • The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.      

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Contact Information

  • Joseph Evans
    Moores School of Music
    University of Houston
    3333 Cullen Blvd
    Room 120
    Houston, TX 77004
  • 713-743-3149


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