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Cindy Simon Skjodt Chair Faculty Position in Art Therapy

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Cindy Simon Skjodt Chair Faculty Position in Art Therapy




Full-Time Faculty Position in Art Therapy

The Indiana University Herron School of Art and Design at Indianapolis invites applications for the Cindy Simon Skjodt Chair in Art Therapy to begin August 2021. The Chair will reside in the Art Therapy program, which offers a Master of Arts degree. This unique opportunity to be part of an innovative art therapy program with access to clinical, research and community partners that enhance student and faculty experience in the program, is a relatively new position. The Cindy Simon Skjodt Chair will be an established Art Therapist at the professor or associate professor level with an established research record. Rank and salary are commensurate with professional experience, teaching, and current professional status. The endowment fund provides discretionary funding for the professor’s research, graduate research assistance, library resources and acquisitions and other requirements of an active scholar and teacher.

The Herron School of Art and Design and Indiana University are committed to diversity. They seek excellent candidates with a demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of a diverse community and pedagogic awareness. Diversity, in all its forms, is welcome at IUPUI including a broad range of ability, age, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic and academic experience, and veteran status. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an overall commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

 Art Therapy Program Profile
Herron’s 60-credit Master of Arts in Art Therapy Program is focused on providing a comprehensive education that emphasizes development of the artist/art therapist, prepares graduates to work in a variety of settings, and fosters critical engagement within social and cultural contexts. The program was established in 2012 and prepares students with the academic and internship requirements for pursuing the credentials of ATR-P and LMHCA.

The successful candidate will be an active participant in a cohesive faculty team with varied interests and experiences within the Art Therapy Department.  Responsibilities include teaching, student recruitment and advising, and curriculum development; contributing to the School and University through service; and ongoing engagement in scholarly, creative, and professional activities. The ideal candidate will also contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or unique set of experiences that expands the intellectual conversation of the field. The typical course load for a tenured faculty is 2/3 with flexibility of course offerings in relation to research and service activities.

 Education Requirement: Master’s degree in art therapy required, doctoral degree in art therapy or closely related field preferred; ATR-BC credentials required; Indiana state license eligible.

Required:  Human service experience as an art therapist; demonstrated scholarly, studio, and professional engagement; prior teaching, supervising and advising students and programmatic research, ongoing scholarly/creative work, community collaborations, programmatic work, and service to university and/or professional organizations.

In addition to a solid grounding in direct art therapy practice, the ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise as evidenced by research, scholarly writing, and/or art practice. Key areas of interest to the department include:

  • commitment to social justice
  • theories of difference, identity, and diversity
  • contemporary art theory and practice,
  • innovative forms of culturally relevant art therapy education
  • interdisciplinary approaches to art therapy practice and scholarship
  • working collaboratively across disciplines

About Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI

Founded in 1902, Herron School of Art and Design is the premier accredited professional art and design school in the state of Indiana and is part of the thriving urban campus of IUPUI. A partnership between Indiana University and Purdue University, IUPUI is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus. With 30,000 students, IUPUI is a leader in progressive, socially responsive community engagement. Herron has more than 40 full-time faculty serving 11 undergraduate and three graduate programs and a curriculum that prepares graduates to be leaders in a world that requires a unique combination of creativity, conceptual skills and technical abilities.

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Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 preferred, Open until filled

Application Procedures

Submit application materials at

You will be asked to create an account, and then complete the application that is a combination of fill-in fields and uploaded documents.

Required Documents: convert all word documents into pdf format before uploading

  • Cover Letter: stating interest and qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three references are required at time of application. References will be notified with directions on how to electronically submit recommendation letters to Herron School of Art and Design. An additional three recommendation letters are required after final candidates are identified.

 Applications received by 1/31/21 will receive priority review. The position will begin in August 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience and IU offers competitive benefits; information about which can be viewed at


About the Campus

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is located in the heart of a metropolitan area of more than two million people, the state’s capitol and a vibrant business, arts museum and cultural community.  With 30,000 students from 49 states and 122 countries, and more than 200 academic programs, the campus is among the Top 10 “up and coming” universities in US World and News Report’s ranking, earning national recognition as a model for urban higher education for the 21st century.  IUPUI is committed to serving the need of both non-traditional and traditional students.  For more information about IUPUI, visit

As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.

Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination which includes contact information.


Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should notify Laura Kernodle (, well in advance.



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