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Limited Term Appointment in Art Therapy

Concordia University

Concordia University’s Department of Creative Arts Therapies in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for one Limited Term Appointment (LTA) position in Art Therapy at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, effective August 1, 2020 to May 14, 2021.

Position Description
LTA positions are subject to budgetary approval and departmental or unit need. Individuals who hold a Limited Term Appointment may seek reappointment given continued funding and need as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial and subsequent LTA appointments may not exceed a total of 36 months or span more than three consecutive years.

During the initial appointment, the successful candidate will be expected to teach up to six courses at the graduate level, and up to seven courses per annum if reappointed. Other responsibilities will include clinical supervision, active involvement in committee and administrative work, as well as supervising up to five student research papers.

Applicants for this position should have an MA, PhD or ABD in Art Therapy. Professional certification as a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) is required. Applicants should have a record of excellence in teaching art therapy, extensive clinical experience as an art therapist working with adults, adolescents, children, and families, including proven expertise and skill in clinical supervision. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in French would be considered an asset, while holding a Quebec psychotherapist permit or provincial/state equivalent would be considered a strong asset.

About the Faculty and Department
With nearly 4,000 students and affordable tuition, the Faculty of Fine Arts is the largest comprehensive school of arts, design, and performance in Canada. Located in downtown Montreal—a city with 170,000 university students and a vibrant cultural scene—Concordia is considered the best Canadian university under 50 years old by both QS and THE world rankings, with our Faculty rated among the top 10% of art and design schools globally. While containing a significant Anglophone community, Montreal is a uniquely Francophone city in North America, known for its diversity, inclusivity and dedication to the arts.

The Department of Creative Arts Therapies offers Canada’s only two-year master’s degree in Art Therapy within a creative arts therapies context. Approved by the American Art Therapy Association and the Canadian Art Therapy Association as an accredited graduate training program, Concordia’s Art Therapy program is designed to offer intensive preparation for a high level of professional competence in the use of the visual arts for therapeutic and preventative purposes, for fostering personal growth and change, and for associated research. Art therapists are educated and trained to function as competent professionals within their field, while maintaining a strong sense of ethical and social responsibility.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted electronically (as a single multi-page PDF document) to and reach the department on or before April 14, 2020. Submissions should consist of a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); the names and contact information of three referees; and declaration of citizenship (please see below). Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree. All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to

Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio-cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.

As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next-Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society. These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

 teaching about underrepresented populations;
 mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds;
 conducting research with underrepresented and/or underserved communities;
 committee work;
 offering or organizing educational programming; and
 participation in training and workshops.

To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult the following webpages:
Department of Creative Arts Therapies:
Faculty of Fine Arts:
Concordia Human Resources-Jobs:

For detailed information about LTA salaries, visit APPENDIX 4 of the 2018-2021 Collective Agreement between Concordia University and the Concordia University Faculty Association:

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position for August 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately after the application deadline, and will continue until the position is filled.

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements: Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.