In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
Campus Title: Instructor in Music Therapy State Job Title: Instructor Department: Music FLSA Status: Exempt Funding: Contract Job Type: Part-Time, Permanent Timeframe: Academic year Shift: TBD Regular Days Off: TBD
General Statement of Duties: The Department of Music at Westfield State University invites applications for a part-time instructor within the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy program. Successful candidates will teach courses within the music therapy program and/or provide on-site clinical supervision to music therapy practicum students, according to candidate specialization and departmental need. For a list of courses taught within the music therapy program, please see the WSU Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy webpage: https://www.westfield.ma.edu/academics/degrees/music-therapy-degree-bm
Candidates with a variety of areas of expertise in music therapy will be considered. We especially invite applicants who demonstrate critical pedagogy in philosophy and approach; are grounded in a music-centered approach to music therapy; take an integral perspective on music therapy orientations; and utilize experiential learning.
Successful candidates will be encouraged to collaborate in dialogue among the music therapy and music faculty on curriculum, pedagogy, and clinical training.
Candidates who are able to have an on-campus presence are preferred; however, in exceptional cases, hybrid or remote instruction may be considered.
Appropriate professional credential or designation in music therapy (MT-BC)
At least three years of full-time clinical experience in music therapy (or its equivalent in part-time work)
Master's degree in music therapy or a related field
Prior college teaching and/or supervision experience in music therapy
Disability Accommodations: Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Background Check: Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
APPLICANTS TO THESE POOLS WILL NOT HEAR BACK ON THEIR STATUS UNLESS AN OPENING OCCURS AND THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR DECIDES HE/SHE WISHES TO INTERVIEW THAT CANDIDATE TO POSSIBLY FILL THE NEW OPENING.
An online application is required. A complete application includes:
Unofficial copy of transcripts of highest degree
Statement of teaching philosophy with areas for continuing scholarship
Contact information for three reference letter providers**
* In your cover letter please include the ways in which you would advance diversity and inclusion in your classroom and at the university.
** Contact information for three reference letter providers should be completed on the reference form. Applicants that are using Interfolio for an existing confidential letter of recommendation should provide the Interfolio based email address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin (posting date). The job will remain open until finalists have been selected.
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us. Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.