Millikin University’s Art Department seeks a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Art Therapy.  Salary competitive. Position begins August 2017.


The Art Department has 5 FT faculty and 60 students, and offers BFA degrees in Studio Art, Commercial Art/Graphic Design and Art Therapy, in addition to the Bachelor of Arts in Art. The Art Department curriculum embraces the performance learning and an ethos of learning by doing. We offer an integrated approach that encourages individual creativity and expression. Students are given numerous opportunities to apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world via immersions courses, practicums, and internships and are encouraged to develop an entrepreneurial approach to their art.


Qualifications: PhD in Art Therapy/Creative Arts Therapies, Psychology or related field preferred, will consider candidates with the M.A. or M. S. in Art Therapy. ATR/ATR-BC credentials preferred. Undergraduate degree in art is a plus. Teaching experience, and commitment to excellence in undergraduate education required. An undergraduate degree in is art preferred.


Responsibilities: Include teaching 4 courses per semester, including Introduction to Art Therapy, Art Therapy Materials and Methods, Art Therapy Seminar, supervise internships and practicums, oversee the Art Therapy studio at the Cancer Care facility in Decatur Memorial Hospital, and an Art for Teachers class. Advising and mentoring undergraduate BA and BFA students is necessary. Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated vision, enthusiasm, and leadership are essential.  


Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution with approximately 2,000 students within 4 colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts, and Professional Studies on a 75 acre campus located in Decatur, Illinois. We are approximately 3 hours from Chicago and 2 hours from St.Louis.


Candidates should submit letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, list of 3-5 references with contact information, and CV electronically (pdf) to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check and pending budgetary approval. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.