The School of Music at the University of Iowa seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Music Therapy. This is a nine-month, full-time appointment beginning in August, 2022. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and supportive team committed to educating and mentoring students in a complex world.
Responsibilities may include:
Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses
Supervising music therapy practicum experiences
Advising graduate theses and dissertations
Developing a scholarly research agenda
Seeking funding for research initiatives
Collaborating with community partners
Engaging in service to the profession, community, and university
Review of applications will begin October 25, 2021 and will continue until filled.
The Music Therapy program includes undergraduate, equivalency, master's and doctoral students. This nationally recognized program began in 1976 and maintains a long history of excellence in teaching, research, and clinical work. Graduates of the program include music therapy clinicians, clinical supervisors, collegiate educators, productive researchers, and national leaders throughout the United States 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 leadership in the field through research, teaching, and engagement with prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, and community members. The School of Music supports new faculty through a successful mentoring program and fosters a welcoming and encouraging environment that allows faculty to thrive. The successful candidate will join the growing Music Therapy team as a new third faculty line.
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.