Full-time Faculty Position in Art Therapy

The Master of Arts in Art Therapy program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position, beginning August 2016. Rank and salary are commensurate with professional experience, teaching, and current professional status.on.or


SAIC’s 60-credit Master of Arts in Art Therapy Program is focused on providing a comprehensive education that emphasizes development of the artist/art therapist, prepares graduates to work in a variety of settings, and fosters critical engagement within social and cultural contexts. The program was established in 1981 and has been approved by the American Art Therapy Association since 1989. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has operated for over 150 years as a professional school of art and design connected to a world-class art museum. One of 23 academic, studio, and design departments at the School, the Master of Arts in Art Therapy is in transition from a 2-year to a 3-year model. The program currently has 3 full-time and 20 part time faculty who offer 60 courses each year, including extensive supervised fieldwork experiences.

The successful candidate will be an active participant in the department, with responsibilities that include teaching, advising, and directing; contributing to the program and School through administrative duties and service; and ongoing engagement in scholarly, creative, and professional activities.

Required: Substantial human service experience as an art therapist; demonstrated scholarly, studio, and professional engagement; doctoral degree; ATR-BC. Prior teaching, supervisory, and administrative experience preferred. In addition to a solid grounding in direct art therapy practice, the ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise as evidenced by research, scholarly writing, and/or art practice. Key areas of interest to the department include:
• commitment to social justice

• theories of difference, identity, and diversity 
• contemporary art theory and practice 
• innovative forms of culturally relevant art therapy education 
• interdisciplinary approaches to art therapy practice and scholarship 
• working collaboratively across disciplines Candidates with a commitment to the promotion of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

By or before Wednesday, January 6, 2016, please submit application materials at http://SAICfaculty.slideroom.com.
You will be asked to create an account, and then complete the application that is a combination of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. SAIC will underwrite the application fees; you will not be charged to apply for the position. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline. No applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason. Complete the fields for: educational background; current position; and contact information for three professional references. Please convert all word documents into PDFs before uploading.
Required files to upload include: cover letter stating interests and qualifications; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; and portfolio of creative work and/or scholarly writing.

Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to saicteach@saic.edu. Please consult www.saic.edu for information on the School and its programs, or www.saic.edu/about/jobsatsaic for open positions and application procedures.

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to students from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, the School is one of the largest and oldest private schools of art and design in the country with programs reflecting current practices in art. SAIC's educational philosophy is built upon a transdisciplinary approach to art and design that provides unparalleled opportunities for students to develop their creative and critical abilities with renowned faculty who are leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its Modern Wing, and numerous special collections and programming venues that provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. The campus is located on Chicago’s magnificent lakefront amid the city’s cultural and architectural treasures. The School currently enrolls 3,500 students in 15 studio departments and 8 academic departments. There are 153 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and visiting artists, and 693 adjunct and parttime faculty supported by 300 staff. Degree tracks include the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio; BFA with Emphasis in Art Education or Writing; BA degrees in Art History and Visual and Critical Studies; BIA (Interior Architecture); Master of Architecture; Master of Design (MDes) in Designed Objects; MDes in Fashion, Body, and Garment; MFA in Studio or Writing; MA degrees in Arts Administration; Art Education; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; Visual and Critical Studies; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation. EOE The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is committed to creating a diverse community of faculty and students, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of their qualifications for the position without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender-related identity, marital status, parental status, military or formal military status, and any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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