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Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Music Therapy & Counseling Program

Apply now Job no: 494152
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Center City
Categories: College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Faculty

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Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University is pleased to invite applications for a full-time non- tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies. The Director of the Music Therapy and Counseling MA Program oversees the master’s education of approximately 25 graduate music therapy students in this highly selective program, and collaborate on the creative arts therapies and counseling academic team with Dance/Movement Therapy and Art Therapy program faculty, staff, and students. This is an opportunity to work in a large interdisciplinary department and college, both of which have made a commitment to diversity and social justice. This position reports to the chairperson of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies, and includes teaching, advisement, administration, scholarship, and service components. Position commences for the 2020-21 academic year with specific starting date to be negotiated. Salary range for this position is $80,000-$86,500.
Please also send your letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and a teaching statement via e-mail to Kristen Norine at no later than 1/20/2020. Please list three references on your CV who we can contact about your application.
Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Joke Bradt, Search Committee Chair, at

Essential Functions

  • Classroom lecture and experiential teaching
  • Academic advisement
  • Culminating Project advisement
  • Administration, including curriculum development, course scheduling and cohort development.
  • Collaboration towards integration of music therapy and counseling content and perspectives.
  • Oversight of admissions and recruitment to the MA in Music Therapy and Counseling program.
  • Hiring and supervision of adjunct faculty for music therapy coursework.
  • Scholarship and representation in professional associations
  • Service to the department, college, university and profession.

Required Qualifications

  • Professional music therapy credential (MT-BC), with a doctoral degree (ABD may be considered)
  • Five years of full-time clinical experience in music therapy or its equivalent in part-time work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD preferred
  • 4 years teaching of music therapy and related topics (full or part time) at the graduate level, including advisement of master’s culminating projects, and with a record of teaching excellence.
  • Preference for those who are counseling licensure eligible.
  • A record of past and ongoing professional, and scholarly contributions in music therapy.
  • A commitment to actively represent the program and department in the regional, national and international music therapy communities, including some domestic travel.
  • A strong commitment to working in a team-based educational environment with other creative arts therapists and counseling educators.
  • A commitment to the integration of diversity and social justice throughout the curriculum.
  • The ideal candidate will also have a) the necessary education and experience to contribute to the CAT PhD program, and b) scholarship in an area of clinical practice, music therapy methods or music therapy research.

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table


Center City

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Please also send your letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and a teaching statement via e-mail to Kristen Norine at no later than 1/20/2020.

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