Tenure-Track Faculty Position in
Drama Therapy, Health and Wellness [19_T_CATS_M]

Concordia University’s Department of Creative Arts Therapies in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Drama Therapy, Health and Wellness, to begin August 1, 2020.
Position Description

The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses in drama therapy; supervise graduate students in clinical work; supervise MA student research projects and PhD theses (the University’s Individualized Program); engage in individual and collaborative research activity; assist in program development; serve on graduate committees; and perform suitable administrative duties. Other responsibilities include practicum coordination that involves overseeing first and second year graduate student practicum sites, student placements, and working closely with all practicum supervisors. Over time, the selected candidate will actively embrace program stewardship and engage in committee work at the department and Faculty levels. Following the launch of the Arts in Health Research Collective (ARHC) in 2017, the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute actively to the ARHC to enhance the understanding of the role of the arts in health and wellness.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Drama Therapy (or ABD), or a related discipline(s), have substantial teaching experience at the university level, have a minimum of five years clinical experience working with diverse populations, possess strong clinical supervision skills, and demonstrate an active program of research exemplified by a record of publications across relevant fields. Professional certification as a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT, or the
equivalent international credential) is required. We require a candidate with the ability to mentor students at the graduate level. Prior experience of service and commitment to diversity and inclusivity will stand as a high priority. Although classes are taught in English, a foundation in French is deemed an asset.
About the Faculty and the Department

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted electronically to

Deadline on or before November 15, 2019.

Submissions must consist of a cover letter (see additional details below); curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); a research statement; one example of published scholarly work (a peer-reviewed article/chapter in the area of expertise relevant to this call); and the names and contact information of three referees.
Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree.
The department regrets that they cannot consider incomplete applications.
All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to:
Dr. Guylaine Vaillancourt, Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Creative Arts Therapies

We require all applicants
to articulate in their cover letter how their professional experiences and expertise have
prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a
diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society. These ongoing or anticipated
examples can include but are not limited to:
 teaching about underrepresented populations;
 mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds;
 conducting research with underrepresented and/or underserved communities;Concordia University_Tenure-Track Faculty Position_Creative Arts Therapies_Drama Therapy.pdf
 committee work;
 offering or organizing educational programming; and
 participation in training and workshops.

Applicants who anticipate requiring accommodations throughout any stage of the
recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and
Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at
514.848.2424 extension 4323.
Concordia University_Tenure-Track Faculty Position_Creative Arts Therapies_Drama Therapy.pdf