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Clinical Art Therapy Faculty-Herron School Of Art

Position Deleted on 3/01/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Indianapolis, IN
  • Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Art
  • Faculty - Health - Other Health Faculty
Full Time


  • Responsible for coordinating with healthcare facilities in the management of art therapy clinical internship placements.
  • Provide both individual and group supervision to first and second year art therapy students according to curriculum requirements.
  • Provide direct observation and program development support to second year interns and partner facilities.
  • Maintain and update department field manuals and field placement forms (e.g.: evaluation, affiliation agreements, syllabus, etc.) for first and second year internship placements.
  • Provide annual orientation programs for first and second year internship placement in conjunction with art therapy program director.
  • Ongoing clinical and administrative supervision and troubleshooting of field placement collaborators and student needs.
  • Teach graduate level courses in the Art Therapy Department
  • Participate in review of curriculum design and collaborate with area colleagues in advancing curriculum within the Art Therapy Department
  • Community networking to seek out, establish and maintain relationships with clinical and educational facilities in the creation and maintenance of practicum/internship opportunities for students. Provide ongoing assessment and evaluation of strength and needs for improvement
  • Committee service for department/school/university
  • Professional service
  • Candidate must hold a terminal degree and expertise in the field of Art Therapy
  • Registered Art Therapist (ATR)
  • Board Certification eligible
  • State Licensure in Mental Health Counseling eligible
  • University-level teaching experience
  • Professional Art Therapy practice within the past 5 years
  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three References
In order to apply please create a guest account at then e-mail your login ID (full e-mail address used) to Peg Frey, Assistant Dean for Fiscal & Administrative Affairs ( Please indicate "Clinical Art Therapy Faculty Candidate" in the subject line. You will then be added to an IUPUI project site and given directions to upload application materials. No physical mail required.

Screening begins after Friday, February 15, 2013 and continues until position is filled. After initial screening, selected candidates will be asked for evidence of successful teaching and/or professional practice, and examples of published research if available. Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Institution. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process must notify Peg Frey ( a reasonable time in advance.

The Herron School of Art and Design has developed a Master of Art in Art Therapy program that will prepare students with the academic and internship requirements for pursuing the credentials of ATR and LMHC. The faculty hired will shape the growth of the curriculum and field placement components of this new degree program, established in 2012.

Herron School of Art and Design, a 110 year old professional art school, joined Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 1969. Herron is fully accredited by NASAD and offers the BFA degree in Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Printmaking, Visual Communication Design and Furniture Design, the BAE and MAE in Art Education and the BA degree in Art History. The MFA program was launched in 2006 in Visual Communication Design. Graduate programs now include Ceramics, Photography/Intermedia, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Furniture Design and, most recently, an MA in Art Therapy. The school occupies two state-of-the-art facilities including a 170,000 square foot building opened in 2005. IUPUI is a leader in community engagement and Herron's Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life excels in connecting classroom scholarship with regional and community partners. For more information about Herron, visit:

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is located in the heart of a metropolitan area of 1.7 million people and home to a vital government and business community and vibrant museum and cultural community. With 29,000 students and the largest number of degree programs in the state, the campus is earning national recognition as a model for urban higher education for the twenty-first century, committed to serving the needs of both non-traditional and traditional students. For more information about IUPUI, visit:

Peg Frey, Assistant Dean for Fiscal & Administrative Affairs
Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI
735 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer and affords reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities.
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