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The Conservatory of Music at Biola University seeks an assistant professor in Music Therapy. The Biola University Conservatory of Music is a community of exceptional artist-teachers and gifted young Christian musicians, striving for the highest artistic achievement to the glory of God.
Develop and teach undergraduate music therapy courses. Provide leadership for Biola University’s Conservatory of Music, Music Therapy program, developing and refining music therapy curriculum in accordance with AMTA and NASM standards. Oversee recruitment of students to Biola’s Music Therapy Program. Supervise students in clinical settings. Oversee internships. Advise students. Participate on committees and provide service to the Conservatory, School of Fine Arts and Communication, university, and profession. In addition, there may be teaching responsibilities in a secondary music area. Review of applicants will begin February 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
About Biola University
Biola University is a private Christian university that serves a student population of over 6,000. Located in La Mirada, Biola University is situated on the border between Los Angeles and Orange County, home to one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world. This affords our students with strong opportunities for internships, job placement, service learning projects and networking. For more information please visit www.biola.edu.
MA in Music Therapy is required, terminal degree in Music Therapy or related field preferred and have experience in cognitive-behavioral research. Someone who is commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. Experience teaching at the university level preferred. The successful candidate will meet all requirements for Undergraduate Faculty as stipulated in the AMTA Standards for Education and Clinical Training and have Board Certification in Music Therapy.
The successful candidate must be able to form partnerships within and outside of the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The ideal candidate will have a superior knowledge of music therapy, experience supervising practicum students and/or interns, previous experience teaching music therapy course work, facility in teaching all levels of students, and an active record of achievement that includes national/international/regional/community engagement and/or collaboration. Familiarity with current and cutting-edge practice in music therapy and pedagogy.
The position is to begin August 2020.
Letter providing some detail of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position
Reason for teaching in a Christian institution
About Biola University
Biola University's Doctrinal Statement remains the foundational document regarding the theological position of the University. Biola's position from its inception has been and remains Christian, Protestant and theologically conservative. Prospective and existing employees must affirm that their personal theological beliefs are in agreement with the Biola Doctrinal Statement. A prospective or an existing employee's church affiliation will be considered in determining his or her understanding of and compliance with Biola's theological position.
All positions at Biola University require applicants to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. This includes a review of any pending charges or convictions. Once a conditional offer of employment is extended, Biola utilizes the services of HireRight, a third-party agency, to conduct a criminal background check. Biola also reserves the right to expand the search if applicable for the position (e.g., a Department of Transportation search for positions that require driving).