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

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Job Title: Art Therapy Assistant / Associate Professor, 9 Month Salaried (College of Fine Arts)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 47974
Department The Florida State University Art Therapy Program within the Department of Art Education seeks a tenure-track assistant professor or associate level professor, whose focus is on art therapy education, research, and service.

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 education 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 curation, 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 Florida State University Graduate Art Therapy program offers degrees in Master of Science in Art Therapy as well as the Doctor of Philosophy in Art Education, specializing in Art Therapy. The Masters-level program emphasizes a thorough theoretical foundation of art therapy techniques and applications as well as three full practicum experiences working within community and clinical settings. The program integrates research-informed practices to foster culturally sensitive graduates who understand and apply the power of the visual arts and therapeutic relationships to promote personal and community wellness.

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 and became Accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in January 2019. It is the only graduate level art therapy program in the state of Florida. It has a highly competitive acceptance rate and attracts students from all over the country.

For more information, please visit Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: The successful candidate will teach graduate courses, maintain a program of research, and engage in meaningful service activities.

This 9-month position also offers additional opportunities for summer teaching.Qualifications The successful candidate will have completed a doctorate in art therapy or a closely related field, will be Board Certified (ATR-BC) through the Art Therapy Credential Board, and will have an established record of published research and clinical experience.

Candidates must be licensed or license eligible in art therapy and/or a related mental health profession.Preferred Experience with coordination of practicum placement and instruction of practicum supervision is preferred.

Experience with teaching and/or addressing multicultural issues in art therapy practice is desired.Contact Info Barbara Parker-Bell, Psy.D, ATR-BC
Director, Art Therapy Program & Associate Professor
[email protected] Plan This is a Faculty position.Criminal Background Check This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.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.Request Letters of Reference This position requires that you have three confidential professional letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Follow the steps below to request these letters through our system:

1) After submitting your application, click the Careers link;
2) Click the My References link;
3) Click the Send/View Reference Request button next to the appropriate position; and
4) Follow the steps on that page to send your references a system generated email requesting they submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

You may also return to the My References link and click on "Send/View Reference Request" to see if your references have responded, add additional references, or resend requests.Open until filled This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Application review will begin January 2021Tobacco Free Campus Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.




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Posted: 10/10/2020
Application Due: 3/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time