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Cindy Simon Skjodt Chair in Art Therapy

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Position Details

Title Cindy Simon Skjodt Chair in Art Therapy
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IUPUI Herron School Of Art & Design
Position Summary

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.

Basic Qualifications

Education Requirement: Master’s degree in art therapy required, doctoral degree in art therapy or closely related field preferred; 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

Department Contact for Questions

Laura Kernodle, HR Support Coordinator,

Peggy Frey, Assistant Dean for Fiscal and Administrative Affairs,

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank Commensurate with education/experience.
Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Other
  3. Other 2
  4. Other 3
  5. Research Paper/Publication/Writing Sample
  6. Evidence of Teaching Ability