Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Music Therapy

University of Louisville School of Medicine

United States

November 10, 2021


Type: Full-Time Posted: 10/08/2021

Job ID: 42156

Location: School of Music

Position Description

The University of Louisville School of Music is hiring for an Assistant Professor in Music Therapy.

Principal Duties:

  • Teach undergraduate courses in music therapy topics
  • Supervise music therapy practicum students (if needed)
  • Assist the Music Therapy Clinic Coordinator with clinical services and community outreach as needed - including seeking out funding for clinic outreach projects
  • Maintain an active program of scholarship and publication
  • Participate in service activities including on-campus committees
  • Participate in student recruitment and off-campus professional service
  • Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in music therapy (required) and/or Doctoral degree in music therapy or related field.
  • Meet American Music Therapy Association qualifications to teach core clinical coursework and hold Music Therapy Board Certification (MT-BC).
  • Candidates must have:

  • At least three years clinical experience as a music therapist
  • Successful collegiate teaching in music therapy
  • Evidence of an established or emerging publication record of peer-reviewed research related to music therapy
  • Strong musical, instructional, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with online instruction preferred
  • Experience with clinical program development, grant writing, and strong relationship building/community engagement skills
  • Desired start date: 8-1-22

    About The University of Louisville School of Music:

    The University of Louisville is Kentucky's premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university in the state's largest urban area. With a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs and over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs, the University also has a strong commitment to the community. UofL has experienced steady growth with an enrollment of over 20,000 students, 365 of whom are enrolled in the School of Music in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs (BA, BM, BME, MM, MME). The BM-Music Therapy degree is the fastest growing degree program in the School of Music, with the second largest undergraduate enrollment. The School of Music, a fully accredited member of NASM since 1938, has enjoyed relations with the community's leading music organizations, including the Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Opera, Chamber Music Society of Louisville, the Louisville Ballet, and the region's leading choral organizations. The School is also home to the Grawemeyer Award for Music Competition, one of the most prestigious international prizes for composers, and the Frank R. Abell Young Composers Competition. The Dwight Anderson Music Library, houses the most extensive academic music collection in the state of Kentucky, includes extensive archives, including materials related to the Grawemeyer Award and the Ricasoli Collection of 400 European manuscripts and editions from the 18th and early 19th centuries. For more information about the School, see https:// www.

    Submission Requirements:

  • All applicants must apply online at https:// www.
  • Applicants should attach a letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • 1-2-page statement discussing personal teaching philosophy
  • 1-2 page statement on your personal research agenda describing current and planned trajectory of scholarship.
  • The personal teaching and scholarship statements should each describe your objectives and how these objectives fit within a music school at a Research- Focused institution.

    Note: All materials need to be in one multi-page uploaded document.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.


    To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below and then click on the "Apply Now". You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the "Submit" button. Detailed instructions are available at in the "My Career Tools" section. Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM on the deadline date. If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department.


    Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload.

    Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208.

    If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6258 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

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