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Art Therapy - Program Director, Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Fine & Applied Arts

Job Title

Art Therapy - Program Director, Tenure-Track Faculty


Art and Design

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Rank and salary commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Art and Design is a vibrant, dynamic, student-centered department seeking applicants for a program director for our new BA and MA programs in Art Therapy. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#122310) at the rank of assistant/associate professor. Start date for the position is August 1, 2021. Position contingent upon funding.

We seek candidates who have an Art Therapy training background, including responsibilities related to clinical coordination; the ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate Art Therapy courses; potential for scholarly productivity; knowledge of ACATE accreditation standards; and the ability to work collaboratively with program and department faculty as well as members of the Tennessee Art Therapy Association.

As part of a welcoming and collegial faculty, the successful candidate will mentor, advise, and recruit students; contribute to curriculum and program development; engage in university service at entry level and in public service as well; and lead assessment and accreditation activities related to the Art Therapy programs.

Please visit to learn more about our department and the College of Liberal Arts.

Required Education

A terminal degree in Art Therapy or related field

Required License/Registration/Certification

Current registration as ATR-CB from the Art Therapy Credential Board at the time of online application

Other Desirables

Candidates who have experience as a practitioner of Art Therapy in a professional setting may receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of Teaching Philosophy, and a Research Statement or Creative Activities (as appropriate to the discipline) at the time of online application submittal.

ADDITIONALLY, applicants to this posting are required to provide the following at the time of online application:

1.)  Statement of approach to Art Therapy (submitted as Other Document 1)

2.)  Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts (submitted as Other Document 2)

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Karla Bares at (615) 898-5986.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Application Review Date: 02/05/2021

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