MUSIC THERAPY APPLIED ADJUNCT FACULTY
OVERVIEW OF THE UNIVERSITY
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.