VACANCY: Part Time Lecturer in Music Therapy, Georgia College & State University

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Type: Adjunct/Part-Time
Posted: 04/12/2023
Category: Music; +1

Job ID: 257052

About Us

Georgia College & State University is the state’s designated public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College & State University is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence. Georgia College & State University enrolls approximately 7,000 students -5,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students– and is prominently cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a number of leading publications.

The university’s beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O’Connor, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O’Connor’s former home, Andalusia, now owned by Georgia College & State University.  Milledgeville is also located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff, and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville, Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College & State University takes great pride in combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of a public university. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high-impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship, and we value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.

Georgia College & State University seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission, who are committed to respecting and fostering diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom, and who are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service. All Georgia College & State University faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to provide a first-class learning experience for our students, one that will prepare them to be competent, thoughtful, and well-rounded leaders who make transformative contributions to their communities and to the world.

Department Information

The Department of Music is positioned within the College of Arts and Sciences, which is the largest of the University’s four colleges.

Within the College of Arts and Sciences, approximately 195 full-time faculty teach 3,000 students in thirteen departments, with majors encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs.

The Department of Music offers a wide range of opportunities for students to master the principles, skills and techniques necessary to be successful in the performing arts, music education, music therapy and other music fields. Our program provides a competitive advantage to students as they seek entry into the larger cultural community.

Job Summary

Georgia College & State University seeks candidates with the enthusiasm, skills, and demonstrated ability to establish and grow a stellar music therapy program, and contribute to a dynamic, nurturing and inclusive learning environment with a diverse and talented student body. The incumbent in this position will serve as the Part-Time Lecturer in Music Therapy for the Georgia College & State University Music Department. The position includes instruction and supervision responsibilities related to practicum, field work, and internships; The candidate will need to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level as needed. The job scope is primarily clinical and student supervision, along with limited administrative duties. The position is a 50% faculty position without benefits.


Faculty – Teaching/Instructing

Teaching Responsibilities

  1. Teach in areas of expertise and departmental need in undergraduate and possibly graduate music therapy courses.
  2. Mentor students.
  3. Clinically supervise music therapy students.

Faculty – Service to Institution

All faculty contribute service to the institution. Compared with tenure track faculty, half-time lecturers have a reduced service expectation. Service may include work at any level within the institution and may include a balance of professional and non-professional community service. The majority of contributions in this area should be departmental service. Examples include, but are not limited to the following.

  1. Support departmental programs and efforts at recruiting majors.
  2. Serve as member or officer on departmental, college, and university committee.
  3. Develop and/or participate in special programs or projects.
  4. Attend and encourage students to attend co-curricular activities organized by the department.

Faculty – Professional Development

Although half-time lecturers are not required to publish, engaging in scholarship activity that informs classroom instruction is strongly encouraged.

Scholarship of teaching and learning is especially valued.

Some examples of professional development activities include the following:

  1. Attending conferences.
  2. Presenting at professional meetings.
  3. Applying for grants.
  4. Participating in professional organizations.
  5. Publishing in appropriate venues.

Faculty – Clinical Supervision

  1. Maintain clinical documentation and student clinical training records.
  2. Maintain standard data-gathering techniques during all phases of clinical processing including assessment, therapy, and evaluation.
  3. Adhere to established clinical documentation standards in a timely fashion.
  4. Consult with and work together with Music Therapy faculty to ensure that students are meeting clinical competencies in a consistent manner towards   preparedness for full-time internship placements.
  5. Maintain MT-BC, Georgia Music Therapy License, and liability insurance.
  6. Develop and maintain relationships with local music therapists and clinical training facilities.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Participate in music therapy student-focused curricular activities that foster scholarly activity and university or community service.
  2. Teach interdisciplinary courses.
  3. Contribute to the professional preparation of students by active participation in local, state, regional, and national professionally related organizations.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements

The successful candidate must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Master of Music in Music Therapy, Master of Music Therapy, or Master of Science in Music Therapy.
  2. Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 ( -faculty credentials).

Required Experience

  1. Board Certified-Music Therapist (MT-BC) with at least two years of full-time music therapy clinical experience (or equivalent).
  2. Georgia Music Therapy License in good standing by start date.
  3. At least two years of supervisory experience with undergraduate music therapy fieldwork students and interns.
  4. Demonstrated mastery of all professional competencies in music therapy.
  5. Effective interpersonal communication, advocacy, and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  1.  Minimum of five years of full-time clinical experience in music therapy or its equivalent in part- time work.
  2.  Record of instruction in Music Therapy in Higher Education.
  3.  Effectiveness as a music therapy clinician in at least one area of practice – for example, individuals with autism, early childhood, intellectual/developmental disabilities, or physical rehabilitation.
  4.  Advanced music therapy certification(s), i.e. NMT, NICU, BM-GIM, etc..
  5.  Active membership in AMTA.
  6.  Experience serving on community boards and/or organizations.
  7.  Experience with grant-writing and accurately maintaining data and records.

Preferred Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. in Music Education with an emphasis in music therapy, or comparable doctoral degree in Music Therapy (or A.B.D.)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


  1. Ability to teach and clinically supervise undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Music Therapy degree programs.
  2. Ability to work with others in service to the University.
  3. All music faculty actively collaborate to participate in recruiting and retaining outstanding students to the music program.
  4. Actively promote collaborative relationships across the university.
  5. Advance department, college, and university goals by supporting the academic environment for the students at the university.
  6. Perform other duties assigned according to experience, expertise or departmental needs.
  7. Strong piano skills, vocal skills and clinical experience.
  8. In keeping with the University’s mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College & State University is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College & State University. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College & State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% – 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Education Verification

GC&SU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action institution, with a commitment to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. For more information, please visit our web page at


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