Assistant Professor of Art Therapy/Internship Coordinator

  • Cedar Crest College
  • Allentown, PA
  • May 03, 2021
Full time Art & Art History

Job Description


Cedar Crest College invites applications for a full-time Director of the Masters in Art Therapy (MAAT) program. The MAAT program began in 2013-14 and is committed to an arts-based learning process that integrates theories of art therapy and psychology within a studio model of treatment. Anticipated start date is August 2021.


Internship Coordinator

  • *provide oversight of the practicum/internship experience
  • *establish practicum/internship affiliations with appropriate clinical and/or experiential settings
  • *assure that supervision agreements are prepared for each student to define the roles and responsibilities of on-site supervisors, individual and group supervisors, and students during the practicum/internship
  • facilitate student placements for practicum/internship experiences.

Curriculum and Program

  • *teach designated art therapy courses in the graduate program (in/person and low residency throughout all terms (Fall, Spring, Summer); course offerings include evenings and weekends
  • *assist in the development of inter-campus relationships with other graduate programs (psychology, criminal justice, social work, nursing, occupational therapy)
  • *guides/supports students as an active professional in the field of art therapy
  • *provides professional references for graduating students
  • *work in coordination with the School of Adult and Graduate Education (SAGE) programming
  • *help facilitate recruitment of MAAT art therapy students
  • *attend open houses for SAGE
  • *collaborate with the Marketing and Communications to promote program

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Art Therapy
  • Current ATR-BC credentials
  • Active participation in state, national and/or local professional organizations.
  • Licensed or license eligible within Pennsylvania.
  • Evidence of competence in teaching.
  • Prior clinical art therapy experience.
  • Prior supervisory experience at the student and/or professional level.
  • Experience with student advisement preferred.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, a diversity statement that describes planned contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion and a studio portfolio of 10-15 images.

Applications received by May 30, 2021 will be given prior consideration. We seek to recruit faculty who are prepared to teach our students, to engage their curiosity, and to inspire their persistence.

Cedar Crest College, founded in 1867, is an independent, liberal-arts college that emphasizes cross-disciplinary cooperation and excellence in teaching, research, and practice. Cedar Crest enrolls over 1500 students through our co-educational School for Adult and Graduate Education and our traditional programs for women. The large majority of Cedar Crest's students - nearly ninety percent - are women. More than one-third are students of color and nearly forty percent are first-generation college students; they are religiously diverse and diverse in terms of gender and sexuality. Our population also includes students from many different countries, in addition to the U.S.

We offer an exceptional benefits package, work-life balance, and smoke and tobacco-free campus! The College's beautiful 84-acre campus, a registered national arboretum, is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania's third-largest city. Allentown is nestled in lovely Lehigh Valley, which boasts gentle hills, charming countrysides, parks, trails, winter recreation, and top-rated public schools. The College is conveniently located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. 

Cedar Crest College is an equal opportunity employer fundamentally committed to diversity and inclusion. As such, the College encourages applications from individuals belonging to minoritized groups in higher education, in support of our diverse student community. EOE

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