Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Therapy

University Of The Incarnate Word

United States

February 14, 2022


Position Details Position Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Therapy

UIW Mission

University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.

Position Summary

UIW is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Therapy beginning August 2022. The successful candidate will serve as the coordinator of the music therapy program.

Full-time faculty at UIW are expected to teach four courses in the fall semester and four courses in the spring semester. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the UIW Mission.

This position is considered a “Responsible Employee” under Title IX federal regulations and “Mandatory Reporter” under Texas state law and the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy. As a Mandatory Reporter, this position requires you as the employee to promptly report any incident that you witness or receive information about violating Title IX. These reporting responsibilities are set out in the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Essential Functions

Official duties and responsibilities of faculty members at the University include teaching, scholarship, service and professional activities.

  • Administer, organize, and supervise all aspects of the Music Therapy program.
  • Serve as the primary instructor in the program, teaching courses, supervising part-time faculty, assigning part-time faculty course loads.
  • Coordinate and supervise clinical practicums and internships.
  • Recruit, advise, and mentor students in the program, providing individual help to students during weekly office hours.
  • Perform regular scholarly research and publication.
  • Assist with development and implementation of a Master's of Music Therapy program.
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, community, and profession.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the policies and standards of the AMTA and of NASM.
  • Knowledge of the curriculum and pedagogy related to clinical practicums and internships.
  • Ability teach primary courses in the Music Therapy curriculum.
  • Ability to build relationships with local health organizations and school systems to procure and maintain sites for clinical practicums, internships, and to oversee the operation of the Music Therapy Services Center.
  • Proficiency in use of instructional technology;
  • Desire to collaborate with department faculty and students;
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
  • Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.
  • Required Education

    Ph.D. in Music Therapy or related field. ABD will be considered.

    Required Work Experience

    None specified.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience in music therapy at the university level and experience with coordinating a music therapy program.
  • Experience with overseeing the development a Master's program in Music Therapy.
  • Active membership in AMTA.
  • Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations

    Must be Board Certified (MTBC),

    Work Hours

    Typical for position.

    Physical Demands


    Posting Details Posting Number UN536PO

    Number of Vacancies 1 Job Type Full Time Job Category Faculty Desired Start Date 08/08/2022 Position End Date (if temporary) Reports to Dr. Lydia Andrade, Dean of CHASS Salary Commensurate with experience. Open Date 10/16/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

    Must provide in application a CV, cover letter, and names of three references.


    UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, pregnancy, and religion.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • UIW Website
  • Chronicle
  • Indeed
  • Glassdoor
  • Personal Referral
  • Employee Referral
  • Other
  • If you selected other, please tell us where?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have or will you have by date of assignment an earned Doctorate in Music Therapy or related field? Note that ABD will be considered.
  • No
  • Yes, currently hold PHD in required/related field
  • Yes, will have by date of assignment
  • Currently ABD
  • How many academic years of experience do you have teaching music therapy at the college or university level?
  • None
  • 1 semester
  • 1 academic year
  • 2 academic years
  • 3 academic years
  • 4 or more academic years
  • Describe your experience, if any, coordinating a music therapy program.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you currently hold Music Therapy Board Certification (MTBC)?
  • No
  • Yes