Director, Music Therapy Program

Summary of Duties

Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is seeking a full-time tenure-track Director of the Music Therapy program to begin August 2017.


  • Teach undergraduate music therapy courses
  • Advise music therapy undergraduates and equivalency students
  • Provide appropriate service to the University
  • Maintain visibility through research and presentations
  • Other duties as determined by successful candidate’s qualifications and experience

THE UNIVERSITY: Located in northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 2 hours west of New York City and 2½ hours north of Philadelphia, Marywood University is an independent, comprehensive, Catholic University. 

THE PROGRAM: Marywood University’s Music Therapy program was designated a “signature program” during the last NASM site visit. The program has a 37-year history of excellence in the field. Housed within Marywood’s Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, the Music Therapy program currently enrolls over 40 majors, most of whom are active at regional and national conferences and workshops. Many alumni of the program have held elected positions in AMTA and other such organizations.


  • Educational:


    • Meets AMTA standards for full-time faculty
    • Master’s degree in Music Therapy required; doctoral degree in Music Therapy or related field preferred
    • Clinical competence with a minimum of 3 years full-time clinical music therapy experience required, 5+ years preferred
    • Holds the credential MT-BC or professional certification in music therapy
    • A commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds
    • Working knowledge of different approaches to music therapy practice, theory, and research, and interest in teaching a broad range of topics in the field
    • Effective classroom teaching and clinical supervision skills
    • Record of research with an established publication and presentation history
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • A strong musical background
    • Evidence of academic service

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), and three signed letters of recommendation with contact information. Electronic submission is preferred. Review of applications will begin on January 16 and continue until the position is filled. Materials should be sent to:

Dr. Rick Hoffenberg, Chair of Music Therapy Search Committee