The Department of Art and Design within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor (to begin August 2019) whose focus is on art therapy education, research, and service.
The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially based private institution of 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 22 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News & World Report.
Teaching load is 12-semester hours (3 four-credit classes or equivalent) in a 15-week semester. Teaching assignments will include undergraduate courses in the Art Therapy program that is specifically designed for students to advance into graduate studies in Art Therapy.
The successful candidate will conduct a research/scholarly activity agenda appropriate to the discipline of visual arts therapy. Development of outreach activities and participation in university and department committees, advising, recruitment, professional service and participation in faculty governance is expected.
The successful candidate will join a department of nine full-time faculty members committed to excellence in teaching and fostering a strong research culture. Faculty in Art and Design are committed to engaging collaboratively with colleagues within the department as well as across disciplines.
Required Qualifications A Ph.D. in Art Therapy or a closely related field is preferred, a MFA will be considered, and the successful candidate will hold a MA in Art Therapy and will be Board Certified (ATR-BC) or eligible for Board Certification through the Art Therapy Credential Board, and will be registered as an Art Therapist (ATR). The successful candidate will also have an established record of published research and/or clinical experience.
The candidate must demonstrate scholarly and professional activities that make a significant contribution and reflect a high standard of excellence in teaching, research, and pedagogy. The successful candidate is required to maintain office hours, advise students, provide service to the college, university, community, and the profession, and perform all other duties as assigned.
For details and to apply online, go to: www.ut.edu/jobs Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, sample syllabi. Please provide the URL for your personal website with online portfolio of personal and student work, 20 examples of each.
The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master's programs.
The College of Arts and Letters embraces the disciplines within the fine and performing arts and the humanities through 22 degree programs, 29 minors and an MFA in Creative Writing. The College is home to eight collaborative academic departments: Art and Design, Communication, English and Writing, Film, Animation and New Media, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, and Speech, Theatre and Dance. Faculty across The College embrace both theory and practice and engage with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities. The College also presents a range of public events from art exhibitions in the Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, to theatre and dance productions in the historic Falk Theatre, to musical events in the stunning venues in Plant Hall. The College leverages its downtown location to make connections with numerous outstanding artistic and cultural organizations in the Tampa Bay area and also embraces global learning opportunities. The scholarly Tampa University Press and the literary journal, the Tampa Review both call this College their home.
The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.