Chair in Art Therapy

Indiana University Bloomington Herron School of Art and Design

United States

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Title -Cindy Simon Skjodt Chair in Art Therapy

Appointment Status -Tenure Track

Department- IUPUI Herron School Of Art & Design

Position Summary

The Indiana University Herron School of Art and Design at Indianapolis invites applications for the Cindy Simon Skjodt Endowed 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. We 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.


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.

Basic Qualifications

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.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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

Department Contact for Questions

Laura Kernodle, HR Support Coordinator,

Additional Qualifications

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

Salary and Rank Commensurate with education/experience.

Special Instructions

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

For Best Consideration Date- 01/31/2021

Expected Start Date -08/01/2021


Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Application
  • List Of References
  • Letter of Reference 1
  • Letter of Reference 2
  • Letter of Reference 3
  • Optional Documents
  • Other
  • Other 2
  • Other 3
  • Letter of Reference 4
  • Letter of Reference 5
  • Letter of Reference 6

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