The University of Iowa School of Music seeks a well-qualified music therapy educator to join the UI Music Therapy program. This is a nine-month, tenure-track appointment beginning August 18, 2021. Responsibilities may include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising graduate theses and dissertations, supervising pre-internship music therapy students, acting as internship liaison, recruiting and advising undergraduate and graduate students, and revising curricula and program development in relation to changes in the profession.
The successful candidate will be expected to build a strong research agenda, seek funding sources for research initiatives, establish and maintain connections with other scholars and academic units, and engage in service to the profession, community, and university.
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021 and will continue until filled.
The Music Therapy program is made up of approximately 50 undergraduate, equivalency, and graduate students each year. This nationally recognized program began in 1976 and maintains a long history of excellence in teaching, research, and clinical work. Graduates are working as music therapy clinicians, clinical supervisors, collegiate educators and researchers, and national leaders throughout the US and worldwide.
The School of Music seeks a motivated and collaborative individual who is committed to moving and cultivating the Music Therapy Program into a clear position of embracing equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) through research, teaching, engagement with prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, and the broader community.
The University of Iowa has a historic commitment to the arts. The School of Music enrolls approximately 450 majors and has a full-time faculty of 55. The School of Music moved into a new state-of-the-art facility in downtown Iowa City in the fall of 2016. The new facility houses a classroom with a one-way mirror and recording capabilities designed to facilitate in-house clinical sessions and research protocols requiring video or audio capabilities. The Iowa City/Coralville area has a population of about 75,000 and is a cultural center with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Public schools, libraries, and health care facilities are rated as outstanding. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and other health care and educational programs in Iowa City offer a rich array of clinical opportunities for student development.
The School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.