College of Arts and Sciences-Assistant Professor and Director of Music Therapy - Not on Tenure Track | University of Alabama, Birmingham Job at University of Alabama, Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

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  • University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Birmingham, AL

Job Description

Position Number: 20001

School/College: College of Arts and Sciences

Job Description:

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.

Required Application 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.


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.

EEO Statement:

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.

Department: Music

Assignment Category: Full-Time

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

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


Preferred Qualifications:

● Doctorate in Music Therapy

● Demonstrated experience providing academic or clinical supervisor at the University level as an academic faculty member, internship director or practicum supervisor.

Pre-Employment Background Check:

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

About University of Alabama, Birmingham

In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ... 1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.

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