Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Music Therapy
Agency: California State University Northridge
Department: Music
Faculty Hire Number: 22-31
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor
Effective Date of Appointment: August 24, 2022 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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About the College:

For more information about the Department of Music, see: https://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication

About the Department:

For more information about the Department of Music, see: https://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/music


The Department of Music at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Music Therapy at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach undergraduate courses in music therapy
  • Serve as advisor for all music therapy students
  • Coordinate and supervise music therapy clinical fieldwork and internships
  • Serve as the liaison with internship site supervisors
  • Recruit and interview potential music therapy students
  • Teach additional courses within the Department of Music as needed
  • Develop additional music therapy courses as needed
  • Maintain active involvement in research and professional scholarship
  • Oversee operations of the CSUN Music Therapy Wellness Clinic as its Director, including supervising clinicians and staff, scheduling, budget, grants, equipment, and serving as liaison to the community.

In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion.


As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Music Therapy from an accredited institution required, Ph.D. desirable
  • Music Therapy Board Certification (MT-BC) required
  • Evidence of professional clinical and supervision experience, with more extensive experience expected for an Associate level appointment.
  • A publication record in scholarship/research, with a more extensive record expected for an Associate level appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the university or college level using culturally responsive pedagogy that leads to equitable outcomes for all students, with a minimum of 4 years of higher education teaching experience for an Associate level appointment
  • Participation in regional and/or national professional organizations
  • Membership in the American Music Therapy Association
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity in teaching, research, and clinical practice

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin on November 10, 2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement on achieving student success, and the names of three referees who can address the candidate’s teaching, research, and service qualifications to the website in the section above. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including letters of recommendation, professional work samples, and work produced through student mentoring.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

General Information:

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The person holding this position may be considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site: https://www.csun.edu/matadors-forward/faculty-and-staff-fall-guidelines.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting [email protected].

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