Teach courses in music therapy curriculum, which may include: functional music skills, music therapy methods, clinical practice, and graduate courses based on areas of expertise
Advising and instruction for board exam preparation
Contribute to ongoing development of the program consistent with the needs of the field and the interests of students
Advise students in the music therapy program
Evaluate student voice, piano, and guitar proficiencies
Evaluate student interpersonal and professional skills to determine readiness for practicum
Advise and recruit students and assure retention of students in the program
Collaborate with faculty in music therapy, other fine arts departments, and possibly the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship on curricula and programs
Forge positive relationships with community organizations locally and regionally
Given the evolution and growth of the profession, the successful candidate will possess advanced academic credentials, board certification, and a minimum of five years of full-time clinical experience. Experience in music therapy education and/or clinical training or supervision of music therapy students is preferred. Candidates must possess strong clinical music skills, the ability to teach from a variety of clinical orientations, and a record of consistent continuing education in music therapy. Expertise may include music therapy theory, methods, clinical practice, and research. Candidates should be equipped to teach entry level clinical practice courses and graduate courses related to areas of expertise. Relevant scholarship is required, consistent with Augsburg's stipulations for tenure-track positions. Positive collaborations and curricular relationships with the Twin Cities' rich and abundant music opportunities is expected.
Qualifications for this position include the following (*indicates required; others are strongly preferred)
*Completed doctorate by the start of appointment
*Experience in/knowledge of music therapy clinical practice and research
*Experience in teaching and supervising music therapy students
*Interest in/ability to collaborate with music therapy faculty and music colleagues
Initiative in recruiting undergraduate and graduate students
Initiative in networking with community organizations and clinicians
Strong ethical and pedagogical value system consistent with Augsburg's priorities on access, inclusion, and civic engagement
Prior teaching experience in higher education
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to approximately 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the university focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church,and shaped by its urban and global settings. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.
Augsburg University values the diversity of persons, perspectives, and convictions. Critical thinking, rigorous analysis, and open discussion across a full range of ideas lie at the heart of the University's mission as an institution of higher learning. Essential to the University in living out its mission of educating students be "informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders" is that our foundation be one of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intercultural competency.
Augsburg University is located in the heart of Minneapolis, adjacent to the University of Minnesota, and in the center of a vibrant and diverse cultural and artistic environment that affords outstanding opportunities for real-world collaborative work in music. The Cedar Cultural Center, a major venue for diverse global performers and music, rooted in artistic excellence, is within easy walking distance. The Guthrie Theatre is a few blocks away, and rapid transit offers easy access to the arts-rich areas of both Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra offer student tickets, and there are world-class and community arts events representing a wide range of ethnic traditions within easy access via public transportation. The MacPhail Center for Music, a community music school that serves 16,000 students of all ages, is located just a few blocks from Augsburg. Jazz and popular music abound throughout the Twin Cities, and the popular Dakota Club and First Avenue venues are only minutes from campus.
Augsburg's main campus is in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Namibia.
To apply for this position, go online at http://www.augsburg.edu/hr and upload a cover letter, CV, and official transcripts. In the cover letter, candidates should address their ability to educate and mentor diverse students and/or contribute to a diverse community.
As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg's contacting your references. Application review will begin December 1, 2018; position open until filled. Further information is available at www.augsburg.edu/hr. Please do not send supplementary materials unless/until requested.
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.