Jobs at Prescott College

Associate Faculty - Expressive Art Program


Job ID#: 18-0402
Department: MAP
Job Type: Faculty - Full-time
Date Posted: Mon, 02 Apr 2018
Position Fill Date: Open until filled

Job Summary   (Return to top)

Prescott College is a private, non-profit, liberal arts university in the central highlands of Arizona with a mission that emphasizes self-directed, interdisciplinary, experiential learning for social justice and environmental sustainability. 

We are looking for a dynamic and creative individual to join our community as an Associate Faculty Instructor, in our Graduate Counseling Program, to teach an Expressive Arts Therapy Program. The successful candidate will be the lead for our Expressive Art Therapy (EAT) Post-Masters Certificate program at Prescott College. 

This program is a unique program in the field of EAT. Students begin the program in two ways;

  1. After having completed a graduate degree in one of the helping professions and are interested in developing an area of expertise in EAT, or 
  2. Who are currently enrolled in the college’s limited residency MS Counseling Program and want to integrate the EAT curriculum into their counseling degree.

This program is offered in a limited residency format where much of the curriculum is online, with students either attending colloquia each semester and/or the Expressive Art Therapy Summer Institute (EATSI), which is considered the foundation of the program.

The EATSI is internationally recognized, and attracts some of the top leaders and educators in the field of EAT as facilitators. 

The Associate Faculty Instructor is a regular, full-time, exempt position that will lead in the College’s Expressive Art Therapy program.

Essential Responsibilities   (Return to top)

  • Curriculum development.
  • Ensuring that curriculum follows best practices and is aligned with national standards for credentialing in the field of EAT.
  • This position teaches relevant courses, advises and mentors students.\
  • Recruits and trains qualified instructors and mentors.
  • This position is responsible for the coordination of the Expressive Arts Therapy Summer Institute, EATSI, each summer.
  • This position does not require the successful candidate to relocate, but does require periodic travel to the Prescott College campus to attend and participate in colloquia events and the EATSI.

Education and Experience   (Return to top)

  • Earned doctoral degree in Counseling, Psychology, or in a related field.  Qualified to serve as a CACREP core faculty member preferred, OR Individuals holding a Master’s degree in one of the helping professions with commensurate experience.
  • Be licensed, or licensed eligible in the State of residency.
  • Must currently hold an ATR-BC credential.
  • 4 to 5 years of clinical experience, including practicing Art Therapy or Expressive Art Therapy.
  • Minimum 3 years of providing clinical supervision.
  • Minimum one year teaching experience, preferably with some online teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Demonstrated active research agenda and engagement in the profession through presentations or attendance at relevant conferences, or publications.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, a sense of humor, excellent administrative and leadership skills.
  • Understands and values a collaborative approach.
  • Possess the ability to mentor and advise students.
  • Encompasses the passion of the entrepreneurial spirit to develop and support program development in areas appropriate to the College mission.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in a field of counseling that integrates social justice learning.
  • Experience serving diverse communities with an interest and capacity to further develop curriculum in this area is preferred.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Application Process: To apply for the position of Associate Faculty Instructor, please go to the Prescott College website at Under the tab “Employment Opportunities” select this position. The “Application Instructions” will populate.

The Prescott College application materials include a letter of interest, a current resume or CV and a completed Prescott College Employment Application with specific position title. All submissions must be complete to be considered.

In addition, the letter of interest should include Candidate’s approach to pedagogy, scholarly agenda, related experience, and connection to departmental offerings and the Prescott College mission,

Candidates should also include a statement describing how they’ve worked to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in their previous positions -- as graduate students or educators -- and how they plan to continue to do so once at Prescott College.

Prescott College is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and supports excellence through diversity.   We encourage qualified applicants from historically underrepresented groups along with Veterans and AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni to participate in our recruitment efforts.