Coordinator and Core Faculty, Drama Therapy Program, School of Psychology, Counseling, and Therapy
Location: Seattle, WA
Location: Seattle campus
Classification: Full Time Faculty, Exempt
Department: Creative Arts Therapy Department
Open: Until Filled
Antioch University Seattle is seeking applications for a full-time Coordinator of the Drama Therapy Program within the School of Psychology, Counseling, and Therapy. Drama Therapy is offered at Antioch University Seattle as a specialty within two MA Degree programs: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) and Couple and Family Therapy (CFT). Our graduates meet the educational requirements for Washington State licensure as an LMHC or an LMFT, and to become a Registered Drama Therapists (RDT) with the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA). Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice. Antioch is committed to educating students to become informed, effective practitioners and change agents in a diverse world. To learn more about our unique history and student-centered educational philosophy, visit www.antioch.edu/seattle.
Responsibilities of the position also include advising, program development, publicizing the program, and participation in regular program evaluation. Full-time faculty members are expected to be involved in campus, scholarly, professional, and community activities. This position is full-time (100% FTE), with a 12-month service period, including 3 months of professional leave. Start date for the position will be January 1, 2022.
Antioch’s Drama Therapy Program is one of five drama therapy programs in North America that have received accreditation by the NADTA. The CMHC Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the CFT Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). Antioch University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The primary responsibilities of the candidate for this full-time Teaching Faculty position include:
- Teach six three-credit courses per year or, if the courses involve different credit increments, teach up to a total of 18 quarter credits per year. Course assignments will be made in consultation with the Director of the Creative Arts Therapy Department, and Provost of the School of Psychology, Counseling, and Therapy in light of specific individual and program needs.
- Provide oversight of accreditation needs and work in conjunction with the NADTA. This includes communication and oversight of standards and changes as needed.
- Provide oversight of institutional materials such as catalogs, handbooks, plans of study, course materials, etc. Works in collaboration with the department Chair.
- Provide advising for up to 20 students in the Drama Therapy Program, including the assessment of academic progress, assistance with arrangements for non-curricular resources (internships, independent studies, etc.), help with other aspects of the students’ relationship with the educational environment at the University, and completion of final reviews related to graduation.
- Conduct admission interviews with applicants, and make recommendations to the Admissions Committee regarding admissions decisions in individual cases; follow up with situations involving conditional admissions which require additional monitoring.
- Participate in regularly-scheduled Program meetings for discussion of relevant policy and procedures, for development of strategic objectives and directions, and for discussion of topics in teaching/advising, student standards, adjunct faculty relations, and curriculum development.
- Serve on special committees and task forces as assigned.
- Serve as Teaching Liaison for various content areas in the Drama Therapy Program curriculum to ensure quality of teaching and assist in problem resolution. Activities include recruitment of adjunct faculty in the specified content areas, consultation on syllabus development, monitoring mid-quarter and final course evaluations, providing feedback to adjunct faculty about quality of teaching, and providing consultation for problematic student situations.
- Participate in regularly-scheduled meetings of the Faculty Assembly, and in related committee work.
- Participate, as schedule permits, in other campus-wide faculty and all-community events.
- Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) and Board Certified (BC) with the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA).
- Doctoral Degree in Drama Therapy, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a related field is highly preferred. At minimum, a Master’s degree in Drama Therapy, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a related field, licensure in the State of Washington, LMHC or LMFT, or license eligible, plus at least 3 years of relevant professional experience plus a record of scholarship, including publications, presentations, or contributions demonstrating significant professional achievement are required. Must have strong clinical training and experience in multicultural competency. Applicant must be highly qualified for graduate teaching, supervision, and independent research.
- Ideal candidates will have the ability to teach in two or more of the following courses: Intro to Drama Therapy, Improvisation and Creative Dramatics, Community Theatre and Sociodrama, Special Populations, Family of Origin and CAT, Research in DT, Multicultural Perspectives in CAT, and Practicum/Internship. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Ideal candidates are able to collaborate across programs and eager to interact with students and faculty from the broader community at AUS.
To be considered for this position, please complete and submit the following documents to [email protected]:
- Cover letter
- Names, addresses (including email addresses) and telephone numbers of three references. References will not be contacted without prior approval of the candidate.
For accommodations to complete the application process, and/or if selected for an interview, please contact the Human Resources Department at [email protected].
Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, family status, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs.
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