Cindy Simon Skjodt Endowed Chair Faculty Positon in Art Therapy
IUPUI - Herron School of Art & Design
January 9, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
College / University
The Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI invites applications for the Cindy Simon Skjodt Chair in Art Therapy to begin August 2018. This Chair will reside in the Master of Arts in Art Therapy Program. This unique opportunity to be part of an innovative art therapy program with access to clinical, research and community partners that enhance student and faculty experience in the program, is a new position. The inaugural Cindy Simon Skjodt Chair will be an established Art Therapist at the professor or associate professor level with an established research record. At the assistant professor level, this new line will be hired initially as the Cindy Simon Skjodt Chair in Art Therapy for a five-year term. At the time of promotion to associate professor with tenure the title will change to permanently be associated with the holder of the chair as long as they continue to pursue research with prominence and distinction. Rank and salary are commensurate with professional experience, teaching, and current professional status.
The endowment fund provides discretionary funding for the professor’s research, graduate research assistance, library resources and acquisitions and other requirements of an active scholar and teacher.
Art Therapy Program Profile: Herron's 60-credit Master of Arts in Art Therapy Program is focused on providing a comprehensive education that emphasizes development of the artist/art therapist, prepares graduates to work in a variety of settings, and fosters critical engagement within social and cultural contexts. The program was established in 2012 and prepares students with the academic and internship requirements for pursuing the credentials of ATR and LMHCA. The program faculty are actively preparing documents for the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) and the joining faculty member will play an important role in this process for submission Fall of 2019.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be an active participant in a cohesive faculty team with varied interests and experiences within the Art Therapy Department. Responsibilities include teaching, student recruitment and advising, and curriculum development; contributing to the School and University through service; and ongoing engagement in scholarly, creative, and professional activities. The ideal candidate will also contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or unique set of experiences that expands the intellectual conversation of the field. Course load is 2/3 with flexibility of course offerings in relation to research and service activities.
Education Requirement: Doctoral degree in art therapy or related field; ATR-BC credentials required; Indiana state license eligible.
Qualifications Required: Human service experience as an art therapist; demonstrated scholarly, studio, and professional engagement; prior teaching, supervising and advising student and programmatic research, ongoing scholarly/creative work, community collaborations, programmatic work, and service to university and/or professional organizations. In addition to a solid grounding in direct art therapy practice, the ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise as evidenced by research, scholarly writing, and/or art practice. Key areas of interest to the department include:
* commitment to social justice * theories of difference, identity, and diversity * contemporary art theory and practice, * innovative forms of culturally relevant art therapy education * interdisciplinary approaches to art therapy practice and scholarship * working collaboratively across disciplines
Required Documents (convert all word documents into pdf format before uploading) * Cover Letter: stating interest and qualifications * Curriculum Vitae * 3 References: Letters of recommendations are required. References will be notified by email with directions on how to electronically submit letters to Herron School of Art and Design
Additional Salary Information: Rank and salary are commensurate with professional experience, teaching, and current professional status.
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