Professor of Music Therapy (0.8 FTE/32 hours) ArtEZ University of the Arts, Netherlands

ArtEZ University of the Arts
Excellence, innovation, research, and cooperation are core concepts at ArtEZ. Each year, ArtEZ trains approximately 3000 ambitious, talented students in fine art, dance, fashion, theatre, music, architecture, art education and design. Many of its Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes are top-quality and nationally and internationally renowned. Alumni are leaders in many professional roles in culture, society, and the economy. ArtEZ sees research as key to the development of new knowledge for the sector and our education. Our professorships are on the cutting edge of research, education, and professional practice.

The department
Within the ArtEZ research vision and as an essential supplement to the Music Therapy cluster in Enschede, with its Bachelor’s programme, Master’s programme, and Music Therapy research centre, ArtEZ is creating a new professorship for Music Therapy. The objective is to contribute to distinguishing the efficiency, effectiveness, and work method of music therapy, the musical aspect of the therapy, and the development of specific potential applications of music therapy.

The professorship, just like the other professorships and Master’s programmes, is part of the Graduate School. In this Graduate School, the foundation is laid for giving theoretical and practical shape to art-specific research, flanked on one side by the practical research of comprehensive applied sciences institutions and on the other by the scientific research from academic universities. The research will take shape in conjunction with teaching.

For the new Music Therapy Professorship, we are in immediate need of an ambitious, musical, and inspiring

Professor of Music Therapy

Your profile
We are looking for a researcher with a PhD in Music Therapy or a related discipline. You are equipped to give shape to the new research tradition for Music Therapy. You possess superior knowledge and experience, evidenced, for instance, by relevant publications, contributions to symposiums, and a relevant network in the field of Music Therapy. You have experience implementing knowledge development in curricula and in teaching. You are able to, together with the relevant professional practice and knowledge institutions, build an authoritative professorship from the ground up in the coming years. You can also independently acquire research projects and subsidies and create openings for performing practical research. You possess good communication skills in both speech and writing and have an excellent command of English.

Your work responsibilities
In conjunction with research institutes, relevant professional practice, and education, you will give shape to a challenging research agenda focused on innovations relevant to society and the professional field, where music takes a central position in music therapy and where research into the effects of and need for music therapy play an important role. In addition to intrinsic questions from the field of study/educational domain, specific questions will also be drawn from healthcare when choosing the research. The professorship will also yield concrete products such as methodologies, prototypes, and treatment protocols.

You will give direction to the new knowledge network to be formed and raise funds and money for research and publications. You will contribute to the further development of music therapy’s theoretical foundation and develop educational products. Providing education in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes is also among your responsibilities and you will supervise and guide PhD candidates and researchers. You will regularly publish about the field and further build upon both the national and international network.

What we offer
The appointment spans a period of four years with a scope of 0.8 FTE. Contingent upon knowledge and experience, the position is categorised under 14 or 15 in the salary scale pertaining to the collective labour agreement for universities of applied sciences (CAO HBO), based on a 36-hour work week. In addition to an informal and open work atmosphere, we offer attractive employment conditions in accordance with the CAO HBO, such as a holiday allowance of 8%, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and good study and development opportunities. The work location is in Enschede.

Application and information
You can apply until 28 February 2017 by pressing the Solliciteer direct (apply now) button. The interviews are scheduled during week 11 (1st round) and week 13 (2nd round).

Information about the vacancy can be obtained from Nishant Shah, Dean of the Graduate School and member of the Executive Board, email: n.shah@artez.nl
For more information about ArtEZ and working at ArtEZ, visit: https://www.artez.nl/en/about.

Please do not make use of this vacancy as an acquisition opportunity.

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