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: http://jobs.uh.edu
Further inquiries can be sent to search committee chair: Joseph Evans, [email protected], (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.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Qualifications: 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:
Dedicated to excellence in the arts
Focused on student success
Team players who are willing to work across disciplines
Models of integrity and collegiality with a commitment to diversity
Passionate, energetic, and tenacious
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.
Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Writing Samples, Evidence of Effective Teaching
Professor – Music Therapy – (FAC002597)
Organization: H0090 Music
Salary Commensurate with experience