DEPARTMENT OF CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIES
FACULTY OF FINE ARTS, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY


Limited Term Appointment in Art Therapy
Concordia University’s Department of Creative Arts Therapies in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for one Limited Term Appointment (LTA) position in Art Therapy at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, effective August 1, 2020 to May 14, 2021.

Position Description
LTA positions are subject to budgetary approval and departmental or unit need. Individuals who hold a Limited Term Appointment may seek reappointment given continued funding and need as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial and subsequent LTA appointments may not exceed a total of 36 months or span more than three consecutive years.

Responsibilities

During the initial appointment, the successful candidate will be expected to teach up to six courses at the graduate level, and up to seven courses per annum if reappointed. Other responsibilities will include clinical supervision, active involvement in committee and administrative work, as well as supervising up to five student research papers.

Qualifications
Applicants for this position should have an MA, PhD or ABD in Art Therapy. Professional certification as a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) is required. Applicants should have a record of excellence in teaching art therapy, extensive clinical experience as an art therapist working with adults, adolescents, children, and families, including proven expertise and skill in clinical supervision. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in French would be considered an asset, while holding a Quebec psychotherapist permit or provincial/state equivalent would be considered a strong asset.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted electronically (as a single multi-page PDF document) to creativeartstherapies@concordia.ca and reach the department on or before April 14, 2020. Submissions should consist of a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); the names and contact information of three referees; and declaration of citizenship (please see below). Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree. All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to creativeartstherapies@concordia.ca
Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio-cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.

As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next-Generation University, 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;
 committee work;
 offering or organizing educational programming; and
 participation in training and workshops.

To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult the following webpages:
Department of Creative Arts Therapies:
http://www.concordia.ca/finearts/cre...therapies.html
Faculty of Fine Arts: http://www.concordia.ca/finearts.html
Concordia Human Resources-Jobs: http://www.concordia.ca/hr/jobs.html

For detailed information about LTA salaries, visit APPENDIX 4 of the 2018-2021 Collective Agreement between Concordia University and the Concordia University Faculty Association: http://cufa.net/agreement/collective.../#article-1850
Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position for August 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately after the application deadline, and will continue until the position is filled.

LTA-Art Therapy Posting 2020-2021 FINAL (1).pdf