Master's in Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy Program - Core Faculty

  • Adler University
  • Vancouver, BC, CAN
  • Feb 15, 2021
Full time Art & Art History Psychology

Job Description




Adler University is currently recruiting for a full-time core faculty position in the Master's in Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy Department starting in the Spring Semester of 2021 or Fall 2021. A successful candidate will align with the University's mission and values, which train socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice. The core faculty member will report to and collaborate with the Program Director in Vancouver and with the Chairperson of the Master of Arts in Counselling: Art Therapy Department at Adler University's Chicago campus.

The two-year Master's in Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy program prepares graduate students for both art therapy credentialing and licensure in professional clinical Counselling. You will join a small and close-knit team of core faculty, teach a variety of theoretical and practical courses in a 10-month academic year, serve as academic advisor for incoming and current students and actively participate in departmental planning, procedures, and the development of course materials.



  • A M.A or M.S in Art Therapy is required. A doctoral-level degree in Counselling Psychology or Counsellor Education from a recognized program accredited by CPA, APA, or equivalent, preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of post-graduate teaching and clinical experience providing services in psychology, art therapy, and counseling services to various populations
  • Candidates must have or be eligible for the following certifications/licensures: Registered counsellor with a professional association (RCC, RSW, RCSW, etc.); Registered art therapist (BCATR, RCAT, ATR-BC). Registered Clinical Counsellor with British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, or Psychologist Registration (or registration eligibility) with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, is a requirement, required.  
  • Candidates who are not already Registered Psychologists may be required to pass a pre-employment background check. 


Knowledge/ Skills / Abilities

  • Commitment to diversity and building an inclusive community.
  • A strong passion for and strong record of teaching, clinical work, clinical supervision, and thesis supervision experience at the graduate level.
  • A strong record of participation in training activities, including provision of clinical supervision to trainees.
  • Knowledge of several theoretical orientations in order to supervise students during their clinical practicum.
  • A record of scholarship related to Counselling Psychology or Counsellor Education.
  • Commitment to training counsellors to work with marginalized and underserved populations, in keeping with the Adler University's emphasis on social justice and socially responsible practice.
  • Strong skills in networking, creating and maintaining relationships, problem solving, and diplomacy.
  • Experience with counselling in diverse cultural contexts would be an asset. Experience counselling and supervising in one of the prevalent languages found in the Greater Vancouver area would be an asset (e.g., Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi, or Spanish).  
  • Experience in program development and community liaising are an asset.
  • Experience working and supervising in the one of the following areas would be an asset: children and youth counselling, trauma counselling, multicultural counselling, or teletherapy/e-counselling.


Principal Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching, advising and mentoring students, participation in institutional and departmental committees, admission efforts, advising/ mentoring students, as well as support of department and institutional initiatives. Candidates must be willing to align with the University's mission and values which is training socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice,
  • Attend regular meetings  with the MCP-AT Program Director and Core Faculty members,
  • Support institutional and department initiatives, activities, and administrative duties,
  • Participate in required Vancouver Faculty Council meetings and committee assignments,
  • Participate in scheduled Admission Open Houses and Interview Days throughout the year,
  • Collaborate with Adler University's Student Art Therapy Association board members to coordinate, moderate, and facilitate all activities and off campus events,
  • Support the Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy core faculty members regarding all departmental requirements, including scheduling courses, working with adjunct faculty, reviewing and updating all curriculum




Applicants should electronically submit a curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy including online, training of students for a career in counselling, a cover letter addressing qualifications, certifications/licensures and interests, and three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

COVID-19 considerations: The health and safety of our staff/faculty and their families, as well as our stakeholders, potential candidates, and the communities we serve, are of the utmost importance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this role will temporarily be performed remotely. The successful candidate will train and work from home until such time as it is determined that role will return to the campus full-time.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Adler University is committed to the principle of equal employment and advancement opportunity for all employees and potential employees, along with a discrimination and harassment - free workplace environment. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.




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