Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction in Art Therapy, Non-Tenure Track Appointment

Position: Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction in Art Therapy, Non-Tenure Track Appointment, 1 year or 2 years, renewable.     

Tyler School of Art and Architecture invites applications for a non-tenure track appointment to the Art Therapy Program in the Department of Art Education and Community Arts Practices to start fall, 2023.    

The department invites applications for a full-time faculty position to teach courses in our undergraduate B.A. in Art Therapy program and coordinate fieldwork placements. We seek an art therapist with a broad knowledge of clinical and studio art therapy practices with individuals, groups, families, and communities. The successful applicant will have the demonstrated ability to effectively teach and mentor students with a broad range of ability levels within undergraduate and graduate art therapy programs. Ideally, the applicant will have the skill set to help develop a Master’s program to complement and expand upon our existing Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy degree.    

A professional record of accomplishment is required that may include but is not limited to such achievements as curriculum and program development, conference presentations, service to professional organizations, peer-reviewed publications, exhibitions, and awards. In addition, to their own art making practice, the successful candidate must have demonstrated experience of and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  

We are looking for a candidate who has knowledge of curriculum development, certification, CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) educational standards, and state licensure in art therapy. The ideal candidate will participate in the development of innovative curricula throughout the school and help maintain the school’s competitive edge in teaching of art therapy.    

Our Context  

The B.A. in Art Therapy program was established in 2017 and currently serves over 90 majors. The intent of this thriving program is to ensure graduates have the requisite skills for employment in art therapy related fields and/or the necessary preparation to pursue graduate studies in art therapy or similar helping professions upon graduation.  A strength of this course of study is its multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature with an emphasis on extensive fieldwork in communities. Art Therapy is housed within the Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department at Tyler School of Art and Architecture.  Our department has a long history of partnership and relationship building within schools and community contexts across the city.  We pride ourselves on our reputation within these contexts and take our commitment to the urban Philadelphia context to heart.    

Since 1935, Tyler School of Art and Architecture has offered students instruction from a world-renowned faculty within a state-of-the-art facility combined with the resources of Temple University, a large, urban research institution. Tyler’s interdisciplinary programs encompass a wide range of areas in the study of studio art, design, art history, art education and architecture. In each program, students work in small learning communities, while also benefiting from a rigorous curriculum, and a large, diverse campus community.    

Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor  


Must have an MA, MAAT in Art Therapy or equivalent, PhD, EdD, PsyD preferred, Art Therapy Board-Certification required, record of professional accomplishment, demonstrated teaching excellence, an ability to communicate and work effectively, collegially, and collaboratively with students, faculty, and administrators. A minimum of three years of full-time college-level teaching experience, or the equivalent, is preferred.  

The position involves teaching at undergraduate and graduate level from within the program. The workload is teaching and instruction with some service to the department, and college. Courses include Introduction to Art Therapy, Creative Process in Art Therapy, Fieldwork in Art Therapy and could also be expected to teach courses in Art Education.   

 Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusivity in both its community and its curricula. Women, people of color, and other candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.  

How to apply: Please visit to create an account and freely upload the following materials:  

  • Cover letter of intent  

  • Curriculum vitae  

  • Portfolio of work  

  • Portfolio of student work  

  • Statement of teaching philosophy   

  • Two sample syllabi  

  • Contact Information for References: Names of three references with e-mail and telephone contact information. 

* Finalists must also be prepared to submit official course evaluations, official academic transcripts and three signed letters of recommendation on letterhead. No letters are required in the initial application. If you need assistance during the uploading process, please email 

COVID‐19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see   

Review of applications begins on March 16, 2023. The position remains open until filled.   

Address questions to: Renee Jackson, Search Committee Chair