Assistant/Associate Professor of Creative Arts Therapy Counseling

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts, Education, Child Development & Family Studies, Professional Fields, Business & Management
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Creative Arts Therapy CounselingSchool/Division:School of Health Professions and Human ServicesOffice:Department of Counseling and Mental Health ProfessionsFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:Hofstra University’s School of Health Professions and Human Services is seeking an anticipated full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor to teach in the graduate program in Creative Arts Therapy Counseling. Responsibilities will include teaching, student advisement, curriculum and course development for classroom and studio adhering to accreditation and licensure required standards, and scholarship and service to the program, department, the School of Health Professions and Human Services, and the University. The new faculty member will collaborate with programs within the department, including Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. This position is anticipated to begin Fall 2022.

The School of Health Professions and Human Services is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.Qualifications:Successful candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Mental Health Professions will possess the following:
• An earned academic doctoral degree, and a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy.
• Current state licensure in LCAT or NYS license eligible, and ATR-BC national credential.
• A minimum of 2 years full-time (or equivalent) of teaching experience with master’s students in art therapy.
• Able to offer an innovative perspective to diversify the academic nature of the program.
• Knowledge of, and experience with, accreditation criteria (CAAHEP), and knowledge of New York State education curriculum requirements, and state agency regulations.
• Evidence of a developing schedule of scholarship and service.
• A demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, and equity.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.
Application Instructions:Hofstra University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, and retirement plan. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.
For consideration, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and goals, and the names and contact information of three references who can speak to teaching, research and service accomplishments to:
Department of Counseling and Mental Health Professions Attention: Jamie S. Mitus, Ph.D., Chair
Email: [email protected] with the subject line: “Assistant/Associate Professor of the Creative Arts Therapy Program”
Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 09/17/2021Posting Number: 899876


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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