Music Therapy Instructor – Human Performance

Job Description:


The West Virginia University Health Sciences Center and the School of Medicine seek applicants for the position of Instructor in the expanding Music Therapy Program, which is a collaboration between the School of Music in the College of Creative Arts and the School of Medicine. This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track position.  The successful applicant will assist the current faculty in providing clinical services in WVU Medicine facilities and affiliates, as well as participate in supervision of students and offer some didactic instruction as determined by the School of Music.  This position is based upon expanding demand for clinical services, with special emphasis on adult and pediatric oncology.  

Responsibilities: include development and implementation of clinical music therapy services in various units of the hospital system, teaching music therapy undergraduate courses, and providing clinical supervision for practicum students and interns.  Job duties include, but are not limited to, development and implementation of clinical services in Adult Oncology, providing professional in-service presentations as necessary, providing clinical supervision to music therapy students and interns, teaching music therapy coursework as needed, and participating in ongoing music therapy research.  This individual will collaborate with the Director of Clinical Music Therapy Education and Practice to develop and implement services across adult oncology, participate in community outreach, and collaborate actively within a collegial faculty.


The candidate must meet the following criteria for consideration:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in music therapy
  • Must be board-certified music therapist (MT-BC)
  • Have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in an out-patient/in-patient facility

All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications are:  

  • Master’s Degree in Music Therapy or related field
  • Member of the American Music Therapy Association

As a land-grant institution, the faculty, staff and students at West Virginia University commit to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education, healthcare and prosperity for all by providing access and opportunity; by advancing high-impact research; and by leading transformation in West Virginia and the world through local, state and global engagement. West Virginia University is a land grant Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive institution, with approximately 32,500 students, including 27,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate/professional students. The WVU Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing. Patient care facilities include a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital.  

Morgantown is within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC, to the east, Pittsburgh, PA, to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, OH, to the northwest.  Morgantown has 55,000 residents and is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate.  The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The appointment date is negotiable, but the goal is to have the position appointed no later than June 1, 2024.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should apply at: 
with a cover letter of interest, current CV and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three professional references.  

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia’s land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you’re a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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