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Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music Therapy

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama (US)
Date posted
Mar 14, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music Therapy Search

Department of Music

University of Alabama at Birmingham


The Department of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor and Director of Music Therapy. This is a non-tenure earning, 9-month appointment with a 1.5 month summer stipend that will begin in Fall 2024. The successful candidate will be the founding Director of the program and will be responsible for implementation of the newly-approved concentration in the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. The primary duties of the position include teaching music therapy core courses and supervising clinical practicum students of all levels while mentoring students through all facets of the music therapy clinical internship acquisition and completion. Additional position requirements include student advisement, recruiting and retention; management of resources and facilities assigned to the music therapy program, and overseeing routine and non-routine program reporting required, including learning outcome assessments and continuance of on-going accreditation and approval of the music therapy program.

With over 22,000 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is a major teaching-research university in the state. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, with over one hundred countries represented on campus. Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and offers a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.

The faculty in the Department of Music value a mutually supportive community in which respect, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are held in high regard. With 20 regular and 25 part-time faculty, the Department of Music offers the BA degree with concentrations in applied music, music technology, and music education and the MAE degree in Music Education. There are currently some 90 music majors and minors with a demonstrated history of strong growth and anticipation for continued expansion. UAB is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Classes are taught and performances given in modern facilities including the Alys Robinson Stephens Center for the Performing Arts which features a critically acclaimed 1,342 seat Jemison concert hall, the Sirote proscenium theater, the Odess blackbox theater and the Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall. The Stephens Center is the site for many of the Music Department’s concerts and recitals and is the home of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. The Hulsey Center is the home of the Department of Music and houses all faculty offices and studios, practice rooms, classrooms, and the 235-seat Hulsey Recital Hall.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and is committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our values for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.


Required Qualifications

  • Board-Certification in Music Therapy (MT-BC)
  • Master’s degree in Music Therapy
  • Minimum of three years of full-time clinical experience in music therapy

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter, including the names and contact information of three professional references.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Music Therapy Philosophy Statement
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Copy of Certification Board for Music Therapists Certificate
  • Candidates may be asked to submit videos of teaching or approved clinical work at a later date.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Music Therapy
  • Demonstrated experience providing academic or clinical supervisor at the University level as an academic faculty, internship director or practicum supervisor.

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The laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination continue to evolve. Please be aware that UAB may determine that obtaining the COVID-19 or related vaccination is a requirement for this position, based on legal changes or otherwise. If that occurs, the successful candidate may be required to submit proof of vaccination or obtain an approved vaccination exemption as a condition of employment.


UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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