Music, Theatre, and Dance Department

Assistant Professor/Music Therapy

Summary of Duties

The Marywood University Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance seeks a full-time clinical or tenure-track Director of the Music Therapy program to begin August 2018.

Marywood University’s Music Therapy program was designated a “signature program” during the last NASM site visit. The program has a 37-year history of excellence in the field. Housed within Marywood’s Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, the Music Therapy program currently enrolls over 50 majors, most of whom are active at regional and national conferences and workshops. Many alumni of the program have held elected positions in AMTA and other such organizations.


Teach undergraduate music therapy courses; advise music therapy undergraduates and equivalency students; provide appropriate service to the University; maintain visibility through research and presentations; other duties as determined by successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Marywood University is a comprehensive Catholic university sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and located in northeastern Pennsylvania, easily accessible to Philadelphia, New York City, and the Pocono Mountains. Additional information about the University is available at


  • Educational:

    Required: Master’s degree in Music Therapy or a closely-related field; meets AMTA standards for full-time faculty; holds the credential MT-BC or professional certification in music therapy; clinical competence with a minimum of 3 years full-time clinical music therapy experience required; working knowledge of different approaches to music therapy practice, theory, and research; effective classroom teaching and clinical supervision skills. Candidates meeting these requirements who have not earned the doctoral degree will be hired in the clinical track.

    Preferred: In addition to the required qualifications, preference will be given to candidates who have the doctoral degree in Music Therapy or a related field; present clinical competence with 5+ years of full-time clinical music therapy experience.  Other desirable attributes include: interest in teaching a broad range of topics in the field; record of research with an established publication and presentation history; a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds; a strong musical background; evidence of academic service. Faculty who hold the doctoral degree will be hired in the tenure track.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please submit all materials by December 1, 2017. Required materials include: Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), and three signed letters of recommendation with contact information. An electronic submission is preferred as an MS Word document or pdf file to: with Music Therapy Search in the Subject Field.