Full-time Faculty in Art Therapy
School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL

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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 2014. Rank and salary are commensurate with professional experience, teaching, and current professional status. Responsibilities The successful candidate will be an active participant in the department, with responsibilities that include teaching, advising, and directing master†s theses; contributing to the program and School through administrative duties and participation in committees; and ongoing engagement in scholarly, creative, and professional activities. Program Profile 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 130 years as a professional school of art and design connected to a world-class art museum. The Art Therapy department, one of twenty-two departments at the School, offers the two-year Master of Arts in Art Therapy degree with an enrollment of 50 graduate students. The program currently has 3 full-time faculty and 23 part-time faculty who offer 60 courses each year, including extensive supervised fieldwork experiences. Application Procedures By or before Monday, January 6, 2014, 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, and once an application is begun, there is a grace period for additions or revisions. No late applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason. Complete the fields for: a cover letter stating your interests and qualifications; a statement of teaching philosophy; and contact information for three professional references. Required files to upload include: curriculum vitae; and documentation of art, professional practice, and scholarly writing sample. 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.
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