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Head of Master’s in Music Therapy

Geplaatst: 19-09-2017
Sluitingsdatum: 29-10-2017
ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de kunsten
Enschede (Overijssel) 
Management / Leidinggevend 
min. 0,6 fte, max. 0,6 fte 
max. 13 (€4.721,54 - €5.750,90) 


Your duties

Your most important duties will consist in developing, shaping and innovating the educational programme, the pedagogical-didactic climate, and contributing to developing the artistic profile of the course.

You will be heading up a team of renowned lecturers and will be closely involved in supervising and coaching our students (including international students).

In addition to teaching, you will be primarily responsible for recruitment, quality assurance and various coordinating tasks vis-à-vis the education.

You will work closely with the Head of Bachelor’s in Music Therapy and with the heads of other master’s courses within the Graduate School.

You will bear responsibility for promoting the course from the perspective of a shared vision as well as for connecting up the music therapy bachelor’s, pre-master’s and master’s courses.


ArtEZ University of the Arts

Excellence, innovation, research and cooperation are key terms at ArtEZ. Each year ArtEZ trains some 3,000 ambitious, talented students in the visual arts, dance, fashion, theatre, music, architecture, art education and design. A great many bachelor’s and master’s courses are of the highest quality and are held in regard at national and international level. Alumni hold leading positions in careers in the areas of culture, society and economics. ArtEZ sees research as a key to developing new knowledge for the sector and our education. Our professorships are working at the cutting edge of interaction between research, education and professional practice. The ArtEZ School of Music provides music education at bachelor’s and master’s level in classical music, jazz, music therapy, pop, music production and music education in Arnhem, Enschede and Zwolle. The School is one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of music in the Netherlands, with in excess of 800 students and 250 (often) renowned lecturers. In addition to music, ArtEZ offers education in the fields of the visual arts, fashion, design, architecture, dance and theatre. This wide-ranging array of courses means there is ample room for transdisciplinary cooperation.

The Graduate School at ArtEZ is in the process of implementing a structural prototype that seeks to build an identity, a cohesive research vision, and a strategic development of the different research driven Masters Courses that is oriented towards the future. As a part of this projected growth the graduate school is setting out on multiple trajectories of building a collective research vision, developing the intellectual and material infrastructure for the vision to grow, develop strategies for giving ownership to the various stakeholders, reorganising the functioning and structure of our programmes, and developing strategies that implement the values of diversity, internationalisation, and resilience in the Graduate School. We additionally intend the Graduate School, not to be a separated entity but as a catalysing agent that consciously and proactively connects with the undergraduate and graduate classrooms and builds a strong platform of research and learning for students with different interests and ambitions within the scope of art and design for the future.

Just like the other master’s courses and professorships, the master’s in music therapy forms part of the Graduate School.

For the Master’s in Music Therapy course we are looking for an ambitious, unifying and inspiring:

Head of Master’s in Music Therapy (0.6 FTE)


The department

The English-language master’s course in music therapy is a young, dynamic course which was accredited and launched in 2016.

The course entails close cooperation with the pre-master's and bachelor’s programmes in music therapy and full-time and part-time variants are offered.

The design of the course is directly related to the bachelor’s course and professorship in music therapy.

Central to the master’s course is the acquisition of advanced musical and music therapy skills and using research to innovate and substantiate music therapy treatment. See also:


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Your profile

You will be a creative networker with excellent communication skills and a passion for (art) education, and be capable of shaping the course flexibly and decisively. You will function as the standard-bearer of the master’s course and have an interesting national and international network.

You will hold a relevant master’s degree or academic title and have extensive experience in education, preferably within a higher vocational or related educational setting. You will have knowledge of and an affinity with the field of music therapy.

Your excellent communication skills will enable you to unite and challenge lecturers and students. You will succeed in securing a solid position for the course within the (inter)national professional field. You will be an adept writer of policy documents, with a good command of both Dutch and English being a self-evident requirement.


What we offer

The appointment will be for a period of two years, encompassing 0.6 FTE. Gross monthly salary will be € 4,721.54 as a minimum and € 5,750.90 as a maximum (Head of Department B, scale 13) based on a 36-hour working week. In addition to an informal, open working atmosphere, we offer attractive conditions of employment in line with the CAO-HBO (higher vocational education collective labour agreement), such as a holiday allowance of 8%, a year-end bonus of 8.3% and good opportunities for study and development. You will be stationed in Enschede, but will also be working regularly in Arnhem.

Contact informatie

Applying and information

Applications can be submitted until 29 October 2017 by clicking on the button Apply directly. The 1st round of interviews is scheduled during week 45 and/or week 46 and the 2nd round of interviews in week 48.

Information on the vacancy can be obtained from Nishant Shah, Dean of Graduate School and member of the Executive Board, e-mail: n.shah@artez.nl or from Carola Werger, Head of Bachelor’s and Interim Head of Master’s in Music Therapy, e-mail: ca.werger@artez.nl

For further information on ArtEZ and working at ArtEZ, please visit: https://www.artez.nl/en/about.

No agencies please.

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