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Faculty - Dance/Movement Therapy

Rider University
New Jersey, United States
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Oct 2, 2023
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Faculty - Dance/Movement Therapy

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The Department of Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling in the College of Education and Human Services at Rider University seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Dance/Movement Therapy to begin on September 1, 2024.

Dance/Movement Therapy ( DMT ) is a concentration within the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Rider University, which is accredited by CACREP (Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs). The DMT concentration is also in candidacy for approval with the ADTA (American Dance Therapy Association). Housed in the College of Education and Human Services, the DMT concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling emphasizes self-reflection and the use of movement based experiential learning to examine the roles of kinesthetic empathy, creative process, embodied narratives, meaning making, and empowerment in DMT to facilitate therapeutic change in a culturally diverse world.

Our students come from and intern in community agencies which serve diverse client populations. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to, work with such a diverse population. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are required.

In addition to teaching (18 hours per academic year), the candidate will be involved in program development and assessment, advising students, and serving on Program, Department, College, and University committees. The candidate will be expected to play an important part in the ongoing development of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling, DMT concentration and related programs in the Department of Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling, as well as aid in recruitment. The candidate will also be involved in reaccreditation efforts with CACREP and approval with the ADTA . Candidates will be expected to carry out a research agenda and disseminate results in scholarly publications and at professional conferences.

Position Requirements
  • Current Board Certification in Dance/Movement Therapy (BC- DMT )
  • Doctoral degree in Creative Arts Therapies, Expressive Therapies, or Counselor Education. ABD will be considered.
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated clinical experience in dance/movement therapy and clinical mental health counseling.
  • Demonstrated graduate level teaching experience and/or expertise in content areas including dance/movement therapy, movement observation frameworks, and related counseling courses such as practicum and internship supervision, group, and theories.
  • Demonstrated commitment to implementing social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in DMT practice, supervision, and education.
  • Seeking candidates who have the ability and/or experience developing a coherent research agenda in DMT and are able to carry out their research agenda as well as disseminate results through professional venues.
Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience
  • Active involvement in the DMT profession and/or with the American Dance Therapy Association at the state, regional, or national level
  • Active involvement in the counseling profession and/or with the national/local professional counseling associations (e.g., American Counseling Association)
  • Advanced training in movement observation, analysis, and assessment
  • Previous experience in teaching and supervising fieldwork courses (e.g., practicum and internship)
  • Eligible for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor ( LPC ) in New Jersey
  • Certification as an Approved Clinical Supervisor ( ACS ).
  • Research agenda focused on underserved and/or under-represented populations in DMT .
About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University is consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. For more than a decade, Rider has also been recognized in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.


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Graduate Education, Leadership & Counseling (CEHS)

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10 months

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete the online application and upload the following: letter of interest; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and goals; statement on diversity, which should include a discussion of the applicant’s commitment to diversity and evidence of experience teaching and working with diverse students; and a summary of the theoretical model of DMT that the applicant uses/has used in clinical practice.

Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Contact faculty search chair with any questions: Eri Millrod, PhD, LPC, NCC, BC- DMT, Director of Dance/Movement Therapy Concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (609-896-5000, ext. 7067; ).

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.
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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Goals
  3. Letter of Interest
  4. Commitment to Diversity
  5. Summary of the Theoretical Model of DMT
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