Mary Pappert School of Music

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Director of Master's Equivalency in Music Therapy Program

Date Posted: September 7, 2021
To apply:

The Mary Pappert School of Music seeks a board-certified music therapist to direct the new Master's Equivalency in Music Therapy degree program. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track faculty or lecturer appointment beginning fall 2022. Position offered will be commensurate with qualifications. The anticipated employment date is August 1, 2022.

The music therapy program currently offers the Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy and is expanding to offer a Master's in Music Therapy and a Master's Equivalency in Music Therapy in fall 2022. Both programs have NASM accreditation/plan approval and have AMTA accreditation/plan approval.

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. Further information about the School can be found at:

The successful candidate will be dedicated to developing the Master's Equivalency in Music Therapy program alongside teaching and service responsibilities. If qualified for and seeking a tenure-track position, the candidate will also develop and maintain an active research and scholarly agenda. We seek a colleague who embraces and envisions an undergraduate curriculum that engages students across multiple theoretical approaches to music therapy, and a graduate curriculum focused in medical music psychotherapy and community-engaged practice. They will be able to work independently, lead and share leadership, teach in areas of expertise, and explore new areas of teaching.


Required Qualifications
• Board Certification (MT-BC) in Music Therapy
• Master's Degree in Music Therapy
• A minimum of five full-time years of clinical experience

Strongly Preferred Qualifications
• PhD
• Academic teaching experience
• Administrative experience
• Research experience
• Record of publication

The successful candidate will possess the abilities to:

• Administrate the Master's Equivalency in Music Therapy program
• Teach in the music therapy undergraduate and graduate programs
• Supervise music therapy practicum experiences
• Advise Master's Equivalency music therapy students
• Participate in student recruitment
• Participate in the development of the music therapy program
• Serve on committees
• Co-develop vision for the community engaged component of the program
• Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, inclusivity
• Engage in scholarly activities commensurate with position

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, a syllabus sample, and the names and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for at least three current professional references.

Review of complete application materials will begin October 18, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applicants from members of underrepresented groups, and support dual-career couples.

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our University and its Spiritan heritage by visiting 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.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.