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Tenure-track position in music therapy at New York University

Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Beginning September 1, 2013

We invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track/tenured position in our Music Therapy Program at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development seeks a known scholar in music therapy to build a scientifically rigorous research program that will complement the work of the internationally-known clinical Masters program and the prestigious Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy. This hire will establish music therapy and the other creative arts therapies within the emerging collaboration between the Steinhardt School and the NYU Langone Medical Center Rusk Institute focusing on rehabilitation sciences as well as foster other research collaborations across University.


The position will include development of an active program of externally funded research and publication; teaching and advisement of masters and doctoral students; and participation in faculty meetings, committees and other service appropriate to a university faculty member.


We seek a candidate with an earned doctorate, clinical experience, a demonstrated ability to develop a nationally-recognized research program, and experience in university teaching and administration.

NYU's dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and international programs and academic centers around the world. NYU Steinhardt faculty may be afforded the opportunity for variable term work at these global study and research sites.

NYU is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment and strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups.

Applications: Please apply online with a letter of application, a curriculum vita including all publications and research activities, and three letters of recommendations (sent directly from the sources) to:


Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

For further information on the position please contact:

Professor Barbara Hesser, Chair, Music Therapy Search Committee
Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
35 West Fourth Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012