Limited Term Appointment in Music Therapy
Last updated: April 7, 2021, 4:04 p.m.
Job title: Limited Term Appointment in Music Therapy
Position code: 21_LTA_CATS_M3
Date posted: March 19, 2021
Application deadline: April 23, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled
During the initial appointment, the successful candidate will normally be expected to teach up to six courses (18 credits) at the graduate level, and up to seven courses (21 credits) per annum if reappointed. Other responsibilities will include clinical supervision of students, supervision of up to five graduate student theses, participation in the admission process of two Music Therapy graduate programs, and active involvement in administrative work that accompany these duties. Over the fall and winter terms, duties will also involve organizing and overseeing approximately 48 community placement sites (one for each of our MA students and two for each of our Graduate Diploma students).
Qualifications and assets
Applicants for this position should have an MA or PhD in Music Therapy, or be completing their doctoral thesis in Music Therapy (ABD). Professional certification as a Music Therapist (MTA or equivalent) is required. Applicants should have a record of excellence in teaching music therapy, extensive clinical experience as a music therapist working with a range of populations in various settings, and proven expertise and skill in clinical supervision and research. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate authentic commitment to social justice and to the development and integration of innovative music therapy and health promotion initiatives throughout all of their professional endeavours. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in French is an asset.
How to apply
Applications should be addressed to the Creative Arts Therapies Hiring Committee, and submitted electronically to email@example.com on or before April 23, 2021. Submissions must include a cover letter clearly identifying the job title (Limited Term Appointment in Music Therapy) and position code (21_LTA_CATS_M3), a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three referees. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin soon after the position has closed, but will continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
Concordia University is strongly committed to building an equitable and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of diversity in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.
These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:
- teaching about underrepresented populations
- mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
- committee work
- offering or organizing educational programming
- participation in training and workshops
Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.
All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.
Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.
The Music Therapy graduate program in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies is an internationally renowned leader in music therapy training and advanced music therapy scholarship. In 2019, the program celebrated its 10th anniversary, after launching the Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy in 2009 (now Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy), which was shortly followed by the advanced master’s training program in 2010. The Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy is a pre-professional training program which is unique in Canada and internationally, as it prepares students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds to move forward into healthcare careers in music therapy. The low-residency online Music Therapy MA program (research thesis option and advanced clinical practice option) is one of only three post-professional graduate programs in Canada and the only full professional training Music Therapy program in Québec.
Diversity, inclusivity, and social justice are hallmarks of Concordia`s graduate music therapy training programs. Our teaching and research encompasses such areas as gender/gender identity, race/ethnicity, age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, disability, Indigenous identity, country of origin, and migration status. With an understanding of the diverse nature of music therapy clients, our programs are explicitly designed to embrace diverse approaches to music therapy and collaborative arts in health practices.
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