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Music Therapist (Instructor) - College of Creative Arts/School of Medicine

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
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Posted date
Nov 19, 2020

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Music Therapist (Instructor) - Full-Time Position

College of Creative Arts and School of Medicine

The West Virginia University Health Sciences Center and the School of Medicine seek applicants for the position of Instructor in the expanding Music Therapy Program, which is a collaboration between the School of Music in the College of Creative Arts and the School of Medicine. . This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track position. The successful applicant will assist the current faculty in providing clinical services in WVU Medicine facilities and affiliates, as well as participate in supervision of students and offer some didactic instruction as determined by the School of Music. This position is based upon expanding demand for clinical services, with special emphasis on adult behavioral health and adult and pediatric oncology.

Responsibilities: i nclude development and implementation of clinical music therapy services in various units of the hospital system, teaching music therapy undergraduate courses, and providing clinical supervision for practicum students and interns. Job duties include, but are not limited to, development and implementation of clinical services in Pediatric and Adult Oncology and Behavioral Health service lines, providing professional in-service presentations as necessary, providing clinical supervision to music therapy students and interns, teaching music therapy coursework as needed, and participating in ongoing music therapy research. ). This individual will collaborate with the Director of Undergraduate Music Therapy to develop and implement services across adult behavioral health, participate in community outreach, and collaborate actively within a collegial faculty.

Qualifications :

Minimum qualifications for this position are: board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) with a Bachelor’s degree in music therapy and three (3) years of clinical experience in behavioral health or an inpatient hospital setting.

Preferred qualifications are: 1) Master’s Degree in Music Therapy or related field, 2) experience providing clinical care and program development for behavioral health populations on an inpatient and outpatient basis 3) ability to supervise music therapy students in behavioral health settings, 4) member of the American Music Therapy Association.

All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

West Virginia University is a land grant Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive institution, with approximately 32,500 students, including 27,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate/professional students. The WVU Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing. Patient care facilities include a 575-bed teaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital. Morgantown is within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC, to the east, Pittsburgh, PA, to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, OH, to the northwest. Morgantown has 55,000 residents and is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The appointment date is negotiable, but the goal is to have the position filled no later than July 15, 2021.

Applicants should apply at: with a cover letter of interest, current CV and contact information, including e-mail addresses for three professional references.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
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