Tenure-Track Faculty Position in
Music Therapy, Health and Wellness [19_T_CATS_M2]

Concordia University’s Department of Creative Arts Therapies in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Music Therapy, Health and Wellness, to begin August 1, 2020.
Position Description

The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses in music therapy (both online and in person); supervise graduate students in clinical work; supervise MA and PhD student theses; engage in individual and collaborative research activities; assist in program development; serve on graduate committees; and perform suitable administrative duties. Over time, the selected candidate will actively embrace program stewardship and engage in committee work at the department and Faculty levels. Following the launch of the Arts in Health Research Collective (ARHC) in 2017, the successful candidate will also be expected
to contribute actively to the ARHC to enhance the understanding of the role of the arts in health and wellness. Specific areas of focus include: examining the roles of music/music therapy in healthy aging across the lifespan, and/or to the development and evaluation of music therapy interventions/programs that focus on health promotion/prevention, and/or to the development of health-related music technology initiatives.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Music Therapy (or ABD), or a related discipline(s), have substantial teaching experience at the university level, have a minimum of five years clinical experience working with diverse populations, possess strong clinical supervision and clinical musicianship skills, and demonstrate an active program of research exemplified by a record of publications across relevant fields. Professional certification as an accredited music therapist (MTA, or the equivalent international credential) is required. We require a candidate with the ability to mentor students at the graduate level, which includes thesis advisement within a range of research methodologies. Prior experience of service and commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and social justice will stand as a high priority. Although classes are taught in English, a foundation in French is deemed an asset.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted electronically to

Deadline on or before November 15, 2019.

Submissions must consist of a cover letter ; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); a research statement; one example of published scholarly work (a peer-reviewed article/chapter in the area of expertise relevant to this call); and the names and contact information of three referees. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree. The department regrets that they cannot consider incomplete applications.
All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to:
Dr. Guylaine Vaillancourt, Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Creative Arts Therapies

To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult the following webpages:
Concordia Human Resources-Jobs:
Department of Creative Arts Therapies:
Faculty of Fine Arts:

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2020. Appointments at a more senior level may also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately after the application deadline, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants who anticipate requiring accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.
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