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Assistant/Associate Professor of Art Therapy (Tenure-track)

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

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Close Date: 03/15/2020

Assistant/Associate Professor of Art Therapy (Tenure-track), Department of Counseling Psychology, Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling

The Department of Counseling Psychology in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis and Clark College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning September, 2020. The position may include the opportunity to serve as program director or responsibilities related to clinical coordination.

We seek applicants who have an Art Therapy training background, demonstrated effectiveness as an instructor, evidence of potential for scholarly productivity, working knowledge of ACATE accreditation standards, ability to work collaboratively with program and graduate school faculty, and demonstrated alignment with the Graduate School’s commitment to social justice, equity, and access. Candidates should be able to demonstrate these qualities in their professional accomplishments, scholarly publications, and community involvement.

The department offers MA and MS degrees in Art Therapy. The mission of Lewis & Clark’s Art Therapy program is to prepare competent, creative, and reflective art therapists who are committed to equity-based clinical and community praxis. Students learn to apply relationally and socially attuned art therapy using art making to deepen awareness of self and others within societal and cultural contexts. We are looking for a colleague to share our vision, values, and perspectives and to contribute to our work within and across disciplines.

• Teach graduate courses in Art Therapy
• Mentor and advise students
• Develop and advance a scholarly agenda
• Collaborate on curriculum and program development
• Serve on departmental and school-wide committees
• Participate in assessment and accreditation related activities
• Recruit students who are diverse with respect to: race/ethnicity; gender; gender identity/gender expression; sexual orientation; social class; nation of origin/first language; and ability/disability
• Participate in professional development activities and community service
• Advocate for the Art Therapy profession at the state and national level

The Graduate School of Education and Counseling is committed to student and faculty diversity and values the educational benefits that derive from such diversity. We seek candidates who: possess a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in racially, socially, culturally, and economically diverse communities; hold a commitment to education for social justice, democratic practice, and critical thinking; and have a demonstrated ability to address issues of diversity in teaching, curriculum development, and community engagement.

Required Qualifications
• Earned doctorate in Art Therapy or related field (by August 2020)
• Demonstrated excellent in graduate level teaching, including the ability to provide a learning environment built around the values and practices associated with critical thinking, individual growth, and social justice
• Oregon-licensed eligible as an Art Therapist and significant clinic experience in Art Therapy
• Demonstrated grasp of traditional Art Therapy theory and practice, as well as interest in expanding theory and practice in the field
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff who are diverse with respect: race/ethnicity; gender; gender identity/gender expression; sexual orientation; social class; nation of origin/first language; and ability/disability
• Working knowledge and experience ensuring AT educational program meets ACATE accreditation standards

Application Procedures
The review of applications will begin March 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please visit, click Apply Now, and submit the following:
• A Letter of interest addressing the qualifications and responsibilities noted in this posting, including a description of teaching and scholarship interests
• A current curriculum vitae
• Sample student evaluations
• Samples of scholarship
• Graduate transcripts
• Three confidential letters of recommendation

Additional Information:
For additional information on this position or the Art Therapy Program at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling contact: Dr. Teresa McDowell, Chair, Counseling Psychology Department at or by calling (503) 768-6061.

The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only by enhancing and preserving the presence of students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds within our learning community.

Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalist(s). Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex or age. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or OCR.

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