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Adjunct Faculty - Music Therapy

Takoma Park, Maryland · Education



Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that 
supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued. Nestled in a desirable residential 
community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where 
professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work 
together to ensure the success of our students. Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s 
vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

The Department of Music at Washington Adventist University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music, 
Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Performance and Music Therapy, and a Music Minor. WAU is 
accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and approved by the American Music 
Therapy Association. It is the purpose of the Department of Music to provide professional training, 
reinforced by a sound general education, in an environment where music is presented as a medium for spiritual, intellectual, emotional and cultural development.

The Department of Music is seeking individuals to provide adaptive and/or therapeutic music 
instruction in a variety of vocal or instrumental areas to students of diverse abilities and ages, 
on the campus of Washington Adventist University and remote practicum sites, while serving as 
supervisor for students in the Bachelor of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Equivalency degree 
programs. The position would include possible teaching of music therapy courses. WAU has the only 
music therapy degree program in the state of Maryland and in the Seventh-day Adventist tertiary 
education system in North America. We are seeking energetic and passionate individuals to provide 
expertise and advocacy for this growing field.


  • Provide music therapy services - adaptive and/or therapeutic music instruction – via the WAU
  • Community Music School
  • Serve as student supervisor for music therapy majors
  • Possibly teach music therapy undergraduate courses
  • Maintain appropriate record keeping for assigned classes and assessments as required by
  • departmental and external guidelines
  • Mentor students in education and career goals


  • Earned Masters in the field of Music Therapy plus clinical experience in the field are requirements.
  • Candidate must be a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC).
  • Candidate should hold the credential or be eligible for Licensed Professional Music Therapist(LPMT) in Maryland.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level plus potential for high profile national recognition are desired qualifications.

Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.34 CRF (and subsections), insofar as they conflict with the Seventh-day Adventist teaching and practices. 

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