Assistant Chairperson - Creative Arts Therapy (71100)
The Department of Creative Arts Therapy at Pratt Institute seeks
exceptional applicants for the position of Assistant Chair. In
coordination with the Chair, the Assistant Chair will contribute to
the daily operations of the Creative Arts Therapy department as
well as with the development, implementation, and management of the
departmental academic affairs for all degree programs in Art
Therapy and Dance/Movement Therapy to support and improve the
educational life of students, faculty, and staff.
The Assistant Chair will coordinate the department's graduate
programs in Art Therapy and be responsible for all aspects of
recruitment, admissions, scheduling, and advisement for all Art
Therapy students in both the Academic Year and Low Residency
Programs. The Assistant Chair is a key member of the collaborative
administrative team and participates in strategic decision-making
to set, plan, and operationalize the department's mission as a
The Creative Arts Therapy Department was founded by Arthur Robbins
and was one of the first of its kind to introduce art therapy
training in the United States. Housed in the School of Art, the
department offers two graduate degrees: an M.P.S. in Art Therapy
& Creativity Development and an M.S. in Dance/Movement Therapy,
as well as low residency versions of these programs.
Located on Pratt's historic 25-acre campus in the culturally
diverse neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, Pratt is an
internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, and
information, which draws students from diverse cultural and
geographic backgrounds. We are committed to advancing diversity and
inclusion in our curriculum as well as in the ranks of our faculty,
students, and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to the
furtherance of these goals.
The responsibilities of the Assistant Chair include:
- In collaboration with the Chair, provide academic leadership,
share messaging across the department, represent the department,
and develop department budgets, curricula, and other educational
programs, activities, and collaborations.
- Guide / participate in program assessment activities, as well
as programmatic reviews and accreditation surveys to ensure
compliance with accrediting bodies.
- Assist Chair in planning course schedules, curricular
modifications, content delivery, and faculty assignments.
- Assist Chair with recruitment, selection, mentorship, and
retention of faculty and staff to support their professional
development and engagement with students in the classroom.
- Oversee and manage the graduate Art Therapy admissions process,
including reviewing application materials, conducting interviews,
preparing letters of acceptance / waitlist / rejection, and
- Advise and register all graduate Art Therapy students in both
the Academic Year and Low Residency Programs.
- Monitor and evaluate student academic / clinical training
progress, taking appropriate steps to manage student issues as they
arise and maintain records through program completion.
- Provide guidance and oversight for Art Therapy Internship
Coordinator(s), approving all AT internship sites, in accordance
with AATA, ACATE, NYSED and institutional standards, developing
relationships with internship facilities, and liaising with on-site
supervisors, as needed.
- Integrate diversity and related principles into all aspects of
staff engagement as appropriate, and foster development of a
positive working environment for diversity and inclusion.
- Perform all other related activities, as required.
Education: Candidates must hold a minimum of a
Master’s degree in Art Therapy
· Demonstrated teaching excellence.
· Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication
· Ability to develop rapport with a diverse faculty and student
· Ability to work with administrative and academic leadership,
faculty, and staff.
· Strong management skills and a demonstrated capacity to set and
· Licensure as Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) required.
· Registry / Board Certification as Art Therapist (ATR-BC) minimum
· Minimum of five - seven years teaching experience (part time or
full time) in a Graduate Art Therapy Program.
· Prior administrative experience in an academic or clinical
Salary: Commensurate with experience and
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