The Indiana University Herron School of Art and Design at Indianapolis invites applications for the Cindy Simon Skjodt Chair in Art Therapy to begin August 2021. The Chair will reside in the Art Therapy program, which offers a Master of Arts degree. This position provides the opportunity and resources to help expand upon and further develop a creative and innovative art therapy program with unique access to clinical, research and community partners, enhancing student and faculty experiences. The Cindy Simon Skjodt Chair will be an accomplished Art Therapist with graduate-level collegiate teaching experience and an established research record. Rank and salary are commensurate with professional experience, teaching, and current professional status. The endowment fund provides discretionary funds for research, graduate research assistance, library resources and acquisitions and other requirements of an active scholar and teacher.
The Herron School of Art and Design and Indiana University are committed to diversity. We seek excellent candidates with a demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of a diverse community and pedagogic awareness. Diversity, in all its forms, is welcome at IUPUI including a broad range of ability, age, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic and academic experience, and veteran status. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an overall commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
ARTTHERAPYPROGRAMPROFILE Herron's 60-credit Master of Arts in Art Therapy Program embraces the impact that creative therapies have upon the health and mental well-being of those we engage. Housed within a school of art and design and located on a Health and Life Science campus, the program recognizes art's ability to contribute to healing and its unique ability to serve as a vehicle for engaging and connecting with patients, family members and other caregivers in meaningful and effective ways. Our relationship with both urban and rural communities provides a wide range of opportunities and provides a unique and diverse learning environment. This creates fertile territory for pedagogical advances and contributions to the broader field, regionally, nationally and internationally. The Art Therapy program was established in 2012 and prepares students with the academic and internship requirements and experiences for pursuing the credentials of ATR-P and LMHCA.
RESPONSIBILITIES The successful candidate will be an active participant and collaborator in a cohesive faculty team with varied interests and experiences within the Art Therapy Department. Responsibilities of the Chair include teaching, student recruitment and advising, and curriculum development and accreditation; contributing to the School and University through service on committees; participation in departmental programming and events; and ongoing engagement in scholarly, creative, and professional activities. The ideal candidate will also contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or unique set of experiences that expands the intellectual conversation of the field.
EDUCATIONREQUIREMENT: Master's degree in art therapy required, doctoral degree in art therapy or closely related field preferred; ATR-BC credentials required; Indiana state license eligible.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Human service experience as an art therapist; demonstrated scholarly, and professional engagement; prior teaching, supervising and advising students and programmatic research, ongoing scholarly/creative work, community collaborations, programmatic work, and service to university and/or professional organizations.
In addition to a solid grounding in direct art therapy practice, the ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise as evidenced by scholarship in areas such as Teaching, Service, and Research and/or Creative Activities. Key areas of interest to the department include:
commitment to community and socially engaged practices
Identity diversity, social cognitive theory, and intersectionality
ability to work with colleagues from across the school, campus, and community
integrative forms of art therapy that seek to serve diverse communities and stakeholders
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Cover Letter: stating interest and qualifications
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The position will begin in August 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience and IU offers competitive benefits; information about which can be viewed at http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/index.html.
ABOUTHERRONSCHOOL OF ARTANDDESIGN, IUPUI Founded in 1902, Herron School of Art and Design is the premier accredited professional art and design school in the state of Indiana and is part of the thriving urban campus of IUPUI. A partnership between Indiana University and Purdue University, IUPUI is Indiana's urban research and academic health sciences campus. With 30,000 students, IUPUI is a leader in progressive, socially responsive community engagement. Herron has more than 40 full-time faculty serving 11 undergraduate and three graduate programs and a curriculum that prepares graduates to be leaders in a world that requires a unique combination of creativity, conceptual skills and technical abilities.
For more information about Herron School of Art and Design visit https://herron.iupui.edu/
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OAA #: IN-HERR-HERR20001
Appointment Status: Tenure Track
Internal Number: 10063
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