Teaching or Core Faculty, Art Therapy Program, School of Applied Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy
Location: Seattle, WA
Antioch University Seattle is seeking applications for a full-time Core or Teaching Faculty member (depending on qualifications) in the Art Therapy Program within the School of Applied Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy. Art Therapy is an accredited program 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 Art Therapist (ATR). 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.antiochseattle.edu.
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 ideally by April, 2022, although the position will remain open until filled. This position is within the bargaining unit represented by SEIU 925.
Antioch’s Art Therapy Program is an Accredited Program by CAAHEP. 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 eight three-credit courses per year or, if the courses involve different credit increments, teach up to a total of 24 quarter credits per year. Course assignments will be made in consultation with the Chair of the Creative Arts Therapies Programs.
- Provide advising for up to 18 students in the Art 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 in the School of Applied Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy.
- Serve as Teaching Liaison for various content areas in the Art 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 and Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and licensed or eligible for licensed in Washington State as a LMHC (licensed mental health counselor).
- A Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Marriage and Family Therapy, or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field strongly preferred. 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: Art Therapy Research, Advanced Art Therapy Research, Clinical Supervision, Practicum Supervision, History and Theory of Art Therapy, and Assessment of Art Therapy. 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.
- Licensure in the State of Washington, LMHC or license eligible.
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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