Art Therapy Associate/Assistant Professor

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Posting Number: F001246 Academic Title: Art Therapy Associate/Assistant Professor Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor Administrative Title: Discipline Social Sciences Specialty: Art Therapy Contract Type: Non-Tenure Track Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, This position requires a licensure, certification, or special requirements Proposed Start Date: 07/01/2018 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

The Art Therapy Program of The George Washington University in Washington, DC invites applications for a full-time contract faculty position. The position is a twelve month appointment to begin as early as July 1, 2018.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative art therapy program at The George Washington University. Our program is known for our: trauma coursework integrating current research with clinical work in our on-site Art Therapy Clinic; international focus with service-learning opportunities in India, Croatia, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates; diverse internship opportunities with over 100 sites; state-of-the-art classroom facilities and dedicated Art Therapy Gallery space; and our history as one of the oldest art therapy programs established by founders of the art therapy field.

We are looking for exceptional candidates who are interested in joining a cohesive faculty team with varied interests and work experience. The successful candidate will assist in teaching and overseeing student research as well as coordinate collaborative research within the university and the community. There is opportunity for international teaching and pursuing clinical work on-site. Each Professor is expected to deepen his/her involvement in presenting and publishing, research, and creative endeavors. The Professor will work closely with the Director of the Art Therapy Program, the Clinic Director, our diverse student body, the faculty, the community, and the University's Institutional Review Board. We are seeking to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching, supervising and advising student and programmatic research, ongoing scholarly/creative work, initiating community collaborations, programmatic work, and service to university and professional organizations.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master's degree in creative arts therapy or Doctoral degree in creative arts therapy, clinical psychology, counseling psychology or closely related field
• Registration and Board Certification as an Art Therapist (ATR-BC)
• A minimum of 5 years of post-Masters clinical experience
• A minimum of 4 years of teaching core coursework and course development at the graduate level
• A strong dossier of past and ongoing research and scholarship; must include peer-reviewed publications
• Experience in managing and advising student culminating projects/theses
• Expertise in a specific area of art therapy
• Ability to work independently and collegially as part of a cohesive team to achieve GW's programmatic goals
• A history of service to their profession and university/college

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Other Benefits:

-Research Start-up Funds

Other Information:

GW Art Therapy Program is located in a state-of-the-art facility which offers two studio classrooms with the latest technological equipment and plentiful art supplies, an Open Art Studio for students and faculty, an onsite community Clinic with video split-screen recording capabilities, an Art Therapy Gallery with three exhibits per year, an Art Therapy Library, and computer classroom availability. Our Program includes Trauma focused course and clinical work, International collaborations and training options (India, Croatia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and expanding), and programmatic research in the Clinic.
The faculty are a cohesive group focused on a high level of education, continued professional scholarship and creativity, continual improvement, and collegiality.

Additional information about The George Washington University Art Therapy Program is available on our website at
and our Facebook pages:
GW Graduate Art Therapy Program
GW Art Therapy Summer Abroad 2017

For additional information about this position, please contact:
Heidi Bardot, Director, Art Therapy Program
[email protected]

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Procedure: This appointment will begin as early as July 1, 2018; pending final budgetary approval. Salary and position are commensurate with experience; salary range is considered competitive and includes start-up funds. To be considered, submit a faculty application and upload a letter of interest, curriculum vita, statement of research and teaching interest, assessment of skills relevant to the Basic Qualifications, sample of 2-3 peer-reviewed journal publications, and 2-3 letters of recommendation. Only those who currently meet basic qualifications should apply. Review of applications will begin on December 18, 2017 and will continue until position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a Master's degree in creative arts therapy or Doctoral degree in creative arts therapy, clinical psychology, counseling psychology or closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you a Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of 5 years of post-Masters clinical experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a minimum of 4 years of teaching core art therapy coursework and course development at the graduate level?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have evidence of a strong dossier of past and ongoing research and scholarship, which must include peer-reviewed publications?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience managing and advising student culminating projects/theses?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have expertise in a specific area of art therapy?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Can you show evidence of your ability to work independently and collegially as part of a cohesive team to achieve GW's programmatic goals?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Can you show a history of service to your profession and university/college?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Sample Publications
  6. Statement of Teaching and Research Interest
  7. Assessment of Skills Relevant to Basic Qualifications
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 3
  2. Course Evaluations or Summaries





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Posted: 3/2/2018
Application Due: 4/7/2018
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