Job Description: Full-time position, tenure track, assistant professor. The candidate will teach all levels of Art Therapy, supervise internships, and conduct seminars in the pre-professional Art Therapy program and teach other Departmental courses as needed, advise undergraduate students in Art Therapy, assist in recruitment activities, assist in program assessment activities and when requested teach First Year Seminar, Foundation, Interdisciplinary and Graduate courses. The candidate will serve on Department, School of the Arts, and College committees and provide service at the Department, School, and College levels as appropriate. Master’s degree required in the area of Art Therapy and 5 years of clinical experience required. Preference for someone with additional substantive coursework in the area of Studio Art. ATR-BC credential required. Teaching experience preferred. The candidate must demonstrate a record of artistic or scholarly professional activity along with skill in research and the use and application of appropriate digital technology in teaching.
The mission of Converse College, founded in 1889, is the liberal education of undergraduate women in a residential setting. Converse expands its mission by offering graduate degrees and other programs for women and men. The Department of Art and Design is located within the School of the Arts and comprised of exceptional multi-disciplined programs in art and interior design. Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), the Department is housed in the Milliken Fine Arts Building. At 30,000 square feet, there are designated classrooms in art therapy, art education, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, digital media, painting, drawing, and interior design.
Located in the Upstate region of South Carolina, Spartanburg is a city full of exciting attractions, beautiful scenery, historically significant sites, seven colleges and friendly people. Spartanburg is South Carolina’s melting pot, mixing Southern culture and hospitality with traditions and cultures of other countries. Spartanburg’s ideal proximity to the North Carolina mountains, the South Carolina coast, and major cities such as Atlanta and Charlotte make Spartanburg an attractive place to live. We believe that a diverse faculty and staff are essential to achieving academic excellence; thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Start Date: August 2018
Visit www.converse.edu/employment for more information and online application. For questions concerning the position, contact Jena Thomas, Art Therapy Search Committee Chair, Department of Art and Design, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Applicants must submit the following documentation:
- College application - Curriculum vitae - Statement of teaching philosophy
- Digital portfolio demonstrating excellence in personal research and creative activities (10 – 15) - Digital portfolio of student work (10 – 15) - Names and contact information of 3 references including current supervisor. Candidates invited to interview will be required to provide three current letters of reference once contacted, official transcripts, along with copies of ATR-BC certificate.
Everything except the application must be saved into one PDF file and loaded into the application site. Review of applications will begin January 13, 2018.
Since 1889, Converse has been igniting the voices of students through education that prepares them “to see clearly, decide wisely and act justly.” Our women’s college and our graduate programs for men and women launch passionate global citizens whose energy, creativity and competence bring value to their professions and their communities.