The Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI invites applications for the Cindy Simon Skojdt Chair in Art Therapy to begin August 2018. This Chair will reside in the Master of Arts in Art Therapy Program. The inaugural Cindy Simon Skojdt Chair will be an established Art Therapist, appointed at the professor, associate professor or assistant professor level with a distinguished research record. At the assistant professor level, this new line will be hired initially as the Cindy Simon Skojdt Chair in Art Therapy for a five-year term. At the time of promotion to associate professor with tenure the title will change to permanently be associated with the holder of the chair as long as they continue to pursue research with prominence and distinction. Rank and salary are commensurate with professional experience, teaching, and current professional status.
The endowment fund provides discretionary funding for the professor’s research, graduate research assistance, library resources and acquisitions and other requirements of an active scholar and teacher.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be an active participant in the Art Therapy Department, with responsibilities that include teaching, advising and curriculum development; contributing to the School and University through service; 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. Course load is 2/3 with flexibility of course offerings in relation to research and service activities.
Education Requirement: Ph.D. in Art Therapy. LMHC eligible.
Qualifications 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
Additional Salary Information: Rank and salary are commensurate with professional experience, teaching, and current professional status.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
Herron’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 2012 and prepares students with the academic and internship req...uirements for pursuing the credentials of ATR and LMHC. The Art Therapy Program will be submitting documentation to the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) Fall of 2018.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL:
Herron School of Art and Design was founded in 1902 as an independent private school and is now part of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), a rapidly expanding urban university with an enrollment of over 30,000 students. Herron is an established professional art and design school that has been fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) since 1952. The school occupies two recently opened state-of-the-art facilities totaling approximately 250,000 square feet. The school is located in a strategic position connecting the IUPUI campus, major museums and Indianapolis’ vibrant downtown. Approximately 800 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degrees. Herron offers a BA in art history and provides art historical content to the BFA, MFA, and BAE degrees in Fine Arts, Visual Communication Design, Art History, Art Education, and Art Therapy. For more information, see http://www.iupui.edu and http://herron.iupui.edu
ABOUT THE CAMPUS:
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is located in the heart of a metropolitan area of more than two million people, the state’s capitol and a vibrant business, arts museum and cultural community. With 30,000 students from 49 states and 122 countries, and more than 200 academic programs, the campus is among the Top 10 “up and coming” universities in US World and News Report’s ranking, earning national recognition as a model for urban higher education for the 21st century. IUPUI is committed to serving the need of both non-traditional and traditional students. For more information about IUPUI, visit http://www.iupui.edu.
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Peg Frey, Assistant Dean for Fiscal & Administrative Affairs
Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI
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