DEPARTMENT OF CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIESFACULTY OF FINE ARTS, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITYLimited-Term Appointment Position in Art Therapy
Concordia University's Department of Creative Arts Therapies invites applications for one limited-term appointment position in Art Therapy at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, effective January 1, 2014 to May 31, 2014.
Limited-term appointment positions are subject to budgetary approval and departmental or unit need. If a subsequent position becomes available, individuals holding limited-term appointments may be reappointed, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent reappointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years.
The Department of Creative Arts Therapies offers Canada's only two-year Master's degree in Art Therapy within a creative arts therapies context. Approved by the American Art Therapy Association as an accredited graduate training program, the Art Therapy program is designed to offer intensive preparation for a high level of professional competence in the use of the visual arts for therapeutic and preventative purposes, for fostering personal growth and change, and for associated research. Art therapists are educated and trained to function as competent professionals within their field, while maintaining a strong sense of ethical and social responsibility.
As Montreal provides many excellent opportunities for clinical training, students fulfill their internship requirements in hospitals, schools and community settings. Also, the department has established the Centre for the Arts in Human Development at Concordia University, an educational, research and clinical centre, where each year several students complete their practicum.
The successful candidate will normally be expected to teach three graduate courses during their initial 5-month appointment and supervise students in clinical work. Responsibilities will also include full participation in the art therapy students' admission process, regular departmental meetings and other administrative work.
Candidates for this position should have an MA, PhD or ABD in Art Therapy; a record of excellence in teaching art therapy; professional certification as an ATR (Art Therapist Registered); extensive clinical experience as an art therapist working with adults, adolescents, children, and families, including proven expertise and skill in clinical supervision. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in French would be considered an asset.
Submissions should consist of a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); and the names and contact information of three referees, one of whom should be the candidate's department chair or dean or someone in a direct supervisory role. All short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree.
All applications should reach the department no later than March 29, 2013
. Mailing address:
Stephen Snow, PhD, RDT-BCT, Department Chair
Department of Creative Arts Therapies, Concordia UniversityRe: Limited-Term Appointment Position in Art Therapy
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., S-VA 264
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8
Fax: 514-848-4969Civic address for in-person and courier delivery:
Visual Arts (VA) Building
Sir George Williams Campus
1395 René-Lévesque Blvd. W., S-VA 264
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 2M5
Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Stephen Snow, Chair, Department of Creative Arts Therapies
Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 4641
For further information, applicants are encouraged to consult:
Department of Creative Arts Therapies website: http://creativeartstherapies.concordia.ca
Faculty of Fine Arts website: http://finearts.concordia.ca
Academic Services for Fine Arts Faculty: http://finearts.concordia.ca/officeofthedean/servicesandresourcesforfaculty
Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position for January 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.