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Mary Pappert School of Music

We welcome you to apply for the following faculty appointments:

Music Therapy/Nursing Clinical Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

Date posted: September 21, 2016

The Mary Pappert School of Music and the School of Nursing seek a board-certified medical music therapist for a joint faculty appointment. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track clinical faculty appointment beginning fall 2017 at the rank of assistant professor, with the primary school being the Mary Pappert School of Music. The position will complement two established interdisciplinary appointments in the School of Nursing, and it reflects the university's growing commitment and interest in such collaborations.

The successful candidate will be dedicated to developing and maintaining an active research and scholarly agenda, alongside teaching and service responsibilities. We seek a colleague who embraces and envisions curricula that engage students across multiple theoretical approaches to music therapy-and encourages the development of personal therapeutic styles. S/he will also be able to work independently, lead and share leadership, teach in areas of expertise, and explore new areas of teaching.

The successful candidate may possess the abilities to:

  • Teach in the music therapy program and supervise music therapy practicum experiences;
  • Teach in the nursing programs (e.g., ethics and/or electives for nursing majors);
  • Develop a strong record of scholarship that contributes to the discipline;
  • Participate in regional and national professional organizations;
  • Advise and mentor music therapy students;
  • Advise and mentor nursing graduate students (MSN, DNP, PhD) conducting research related to music-based interventions in healthcare settings;
  • Collaborate in research with nursing faculty on the effect of music in clinical settings and various patient populations;
  • Participate in music therapy student recruitment;
  • Participate in the further development and administration of the music therapy program; and
  • Serve on school and university committees.

The music therapy program currently offers the Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy and Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Music Therapy. Both programs are NASM and AMTA accredited.

The School of Music is educating the musical leaders of the twenty-first century through challenging music degree programs for the mind, heart, and spirit. Founded in 1926, it celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2011. It was named in honor of Mary Pappert in 1999 after a bequest of the Pappert family. Our University motto, "Spiritus Est Qui Vivificat," It is the Spirit Who Gives Life, inspires our classrooms, rehearsals, and concert venues. We offer multiple degrees at the Bachelors and Masters levels. Further information about the School can be found at: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/music

The School of Nursing is placing increased attention on Holistic Health training and is actively seeking American Holistic Nursing Credentialing (AHNCC) for its program. It supports the Center for Research for Underserved and Vulnerable Populations, the Center for Community Health & Wellness for Older Adults, and the Veteran to BSN program. Further information about the School can be found at: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/nursing

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • ABD
  • Current professional music therapy credential, e.g., MT-BC through the American Certification Board for Music Therapists
  • Five years of clinical experience per AMTA Standards for Education and Clinical Training
  • Research experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD strongly preferred (completed doctorate is a condition of tenure)
  • Grant writing experience
  • Clinical experience in Medical Music Therapy

Application Instructions

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Complete materials include a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, 1-2 page statement of research agenda, a writing sample, and the names and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for at least three current professional references.

Applicants should submit their materials via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/37906. Review of complete application materials will begin October 17, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated employment date is August 1, 2017.