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Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, UMKC Conservatory, 85157

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 2, 2023

Hiring Department

University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory - Music Therapy

Job Description

In this role, you will teach undergraduate and graduate music therapy courses within the Music Therapy Area, including coursework in areas of interest and specialty as needed; recruit and retain high caliber students at both the undergraduate and graduate level; sustain a national professional profile (including activity in research and publication); demonstrated ability or clear potential to pursue and secure grant funding; contribute to all facets of the Music Therapy Area and the Conservatory, including academic, performance, and service components characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; make contributions that enrich the cultural environment and the quality of life in the greater Kansas City metropolitan community.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates will have the following:
  • demonstrated successful and innovative experience in teaching music therapy in a university setting;
  • documented successful clinical experience beyond internship (3-5 years minimum preferred);
  • evidence of emerging or established productivity as a scholar at the national level;
  • demonstrated ability or clear potential to attract quality undergraduate and graduate music therapy students;
  • evidence of positive contributions within a collaborative setting; strong commitment to teaching and mentorship;
  • earned doctoral degree preferred (ABD considered if degree completed by August, 2023).
Applicants must meet the requirements for Academic Faculty as stipulated in the American Music Therapy Association “Standards for Education and Clinical Training for Graduate Faculty,” and Music Therapy Board Certification is required.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a one year, full time, uranked, non tenure-track, benefit eligible, nine-month appointment. The appointment starts Fall of 2023


$60,000 - $65,000, commensurate with qualifications, experience, and internal equity. UMKC offers an excellent retirement/benefits package.

Application Deadline

Review of application materials will begin March 31, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.).

Application materials to be submitted online...application form, application letter, curriculum vitae (including educational background, previous academic appointments, and artistic credentials). See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website at Use search keyword “music therapy”

If you are experiencing technical problems, please email .

For questions about the position, please contact including the Job Identification number 45964 and name of the position.


For more information about the Conservatory, please visit

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

University of Missouri System Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

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