Clinical Assistant Professor in Art Therapy

Clinical Assistant Professor in Art Therapy

Posted by Herron School of Art and Design

Posted: Jun, 02, 2016



 735 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46202

Position: Clinical Assistant Professor in Art Therapy

Rank: Clinical Assistant Professor

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Appointment: Full-time, 12-month position, beginning January 1, 2020

Application Deadline:  Open until filled


  • Responsible for coordinating with healthcare facilities in the management of art therapy clinical internship placements.
  • Provide individual supervision to first and second-year graduate art therapy students according to curriculum requirements.
  • Provide direct observation and program development support to second year graduate student 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 12-15 credit hours each academic year and maintain a clinical practice.
  • Participate in review of curriculum design and collaborate with area colleagues in advancing curriculum within the Art Therapy Program
  • 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

Qualification Requirements

  • Candidate must hold a terminal degree and expertise in the field of Art Therapy
  • Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist credential required (ATR-BC)
  • Indiana State Licensure in Mental Health Counseling, or in the midst of applying
  • University-level teaching experience
  • Professional Art Therapy practice within the past 5 years

Art Therapy at Herron

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 and LMHCA.  The program faculty are actively preparing documents for the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) and the joining faculty member will play an important role in this process for review in 2020.

Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI

Herron School of Art and Design was founded in 1902 as an independent private school and is now part of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), a rapidly expanding urban university with an enrollment of over 30,000 students. Herron is an established professional art and design school that has been fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) since 1952. The school occupies two recently opened state-of-the-art facilities totaling approximately 250,000 square feet. The school is located in a strategic position connecting the IUPUI campus, major museums and Indianapolis’ vibrant downtown. Approximately 800 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degrees. Herron offers a BA in art history and provides art historical content to the BFA, MFA, and BAE degrees in Fine Arts, Visual Communication Design, Art History, Art Education, and Art Therapy. For more information, see and

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. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline.

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

  • Cover letter: stating interest and qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of successful teaching and/or professional practice
  • Examples of published research, if available
  • At least 3 references (references will be notified by email with directions on how to electronically submit letters to Herron School of Art and Design)

Screening begins mid- October, 2019 and continues until position is filled.


lUPUl promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. lUPUl has received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight Into Diversity for seven consecutive years. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden students’ academic experience and to enrich our campus community. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, and protected veteran status.

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.

Indianapolis – the third most populous city in the American Midwest – is a metropolitan area of two million people with a vital and growing cultural community. The IUPUI campus has earned national recognition as a model for urban higher education in the twenty-first century, committed to serving the needs of both traditional and non- traditional students. Herron is a state-of-the-art building located on the lUPUl campus and adjacent to the museums of White River State Park, half a mile from the heart of Downtown Indianapolis.


Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process must notify Laura Kernodle a reasonable time in advance at: