Assistant Professor - ART THERAPY

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 03, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job # 075347 Job Title Assistant Professor - ART THERAPY Location Syracuse University Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

determined by department chair

Job Type Full-time Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts is seeking an Assistant Professor in Art Therapy to: contribute to the development of the program’s on-line course curriculum; teach art therapy courses as assigned by the chair in the program’s low residency model, and conduct research as a member of the Virtual and Immersive Interactions cluster, an interdisciplinary team of researchers and educators that integrates education, therapy, data visualization and communication in STEM, social sciences, education, humanities and the arts. This recruitment is part of an Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative. As part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions from the disciplines represented in this research cluster. The rapid increase in online education has created a demand for effective virtual and immersive pedagogies. There is also a growing use of XR virtual and online technology in mental health practice. This faculty member will conduct research as part of the educational and clinical application subcluster to prepare future educators and mental health practitioners to engage in virtual and immersive techniques in the implementation of their teaching, counseling, supervisory and art therapy practices.

Requirements: Doctorate in art therapy or related field. Additional qualifications include: prior teaching; extensive professional experience as an art therapist preferred; and demonstrated scholarly and professional activity. Ability and willingness to collaborate with faculty across the University to support the academic needs of the students and cross-disciplinary nature of the program. Position begins August 2021.


A doctoral level degree in art therapy with ATR -BC required. Prior teaching and extensive professional experience as an art therapist preferred. Candidates must have demonstrated scholarly and professional activity.

The College invites applicants who have expertise and interest in online teaching. This position will support the development of on-line courses in a new low-residency graduate art therapy program within Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Prior college-level teaching experience.
• Five or more years of experience in the field of art therapy.
• Experience with on-line instruction and student advising is preferred.
• Experience with a variety of on-line learning tools is preferred.


• Research; as a member of the Digital and Immersive Technologies cluster, conduct research on cutting-edge pedagogies and practices that will prepare graduates to teach and practice within in-person contexts, as well as virtual and immersive environments (eg., tele-mental health).
• Contribute to the development of the program’s on-line courses.
• Demonstrate excellence in teaching in art therapy courses through knowledge of the subject, skillful contributions to student learning and development, demonstration of professional and ethical behavior, and drive toward continuous improvement.
• Participate in an annual on-campus residency for art therapy students.
• Teach art therapy courses on-line and during the program’s annual on-campus residency.
• Contribute to the effort to move the department or college forward on identified goals.
• Engage in service through participation in the professional life of the program, college, University, and the profession.
• Continued professional practice/clinical service in the field and practice of art therapy.
• Maintain professional credentials ( ATR -BC) and stay up-to-date with related continuing education requirements.
• Maintain up-to-date on contemporary issues and developments in the field.
• Engage in professional opportunities that advance teaching and participation with the broader field.
• Serve on committees in the Department, College, and University. This may include program development, community outreach, student advising, mentoring of student organizations, and participating in accreditation-related activities.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach:
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy
Contact information for 3 references

Reference letters will be requested directly from reference providers for finalists only.

About Syracuse University

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Quick Link Job Posting Date 09/03/2020 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 11/01/2020 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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