Art Therapy Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (College of Fine Arts)

Job description

Job ID: 44249

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is located in the Art Therapy area in the Art Education department in the College of Fine Arts.


The Florida State University Art Therapy Program within the Department of Art Education is seeking a new tenure-track Assistant Professor whose focus is on art therapy education, research, and service. This 9-month position also offers additional opportunities for summer teaching.

The Department of Art Education maintains a strong commitment to the philosophy of art for life, especially social justice issues. It is the oldest department of its kind in the southeast and one of the elite art educations departments in North America, solely offering graduate degrees. The department is accredited through both NCATE and NASAD. The department offers master's and doctoral degrees in art education, arts administration, museum education and visitor-centered exhibitions, and art therapy and is located in the state-of-the-art LEED certified William Johnston Building, along with the Departments of Interior Architecture and Art History. These Departments, along with The Department of Art Education, are a part of the Florida State University College of Fine Arts.

The two-year, two-summer Art Therapy Program began in the 1980's. The program was initially approved by the American Art Therapy Association in 2004, earned re-approval in 2011, and is currently undergoing accreditation review with CAAHEP. It is the only art therapy program in the state of Florida. It has a highly competitive acceptance rate and attracts students from all over the country.


The successful candidate will have completed a doctorate in art therapy or a closely related field, will be Board Certified or eligible for Board Certification through the Art Therapy Credential Board, and will have an established record of published research and clinical experience.

Contact Info

Barbara Parker-Bell, Psy.D, ATR-BC
Director, Art Therapy Program
Associate Professor

[email protected]

Anticipated Salary Range

At or around $52,000.00

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

For consideration, please send a letter of application, including a brief articulation of your teaching philosophy, research goals, areas of clinical expertise, and any credentials and licenses that you currently hold. Additionally, submit your curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; copies of selected published articles; any curriculum work, other writings, or images of your creative work, that you deem appropriate to:

Attn: Department of Art Education /Art Therapy Program Search Committee
1043 William Johnston Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1232

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Posted: 11/28/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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