Adjunct Faculty, Art Therapy Doctorate Program

Dominican University of California

United States

October 10, 2021


Dominican is located in Marin County, whose affluent and progressive reputation is juxtaposed with a reality of extreme economic and racial disparity. While the campus is situated in a privileged neighborhood, our institution has deep ties in surrounding neighborhoods where resources and representation for minoritized people are exceedingly disproportionate. Dominican is committed to improving our internal policies and practices related to equity and inclusion; it is also demonstrably engaged in collaborating with local, long-term community partners to improve equity and inclusion in Marin.

Our student body is remarkably diverse and we strive to see that diversity reflected in our faculty and staff. We seek candidates from all backgrounds who, through their research, teaching, work ethic, and service, will meaningfully contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus and county.

Resume/CV and cover letter are required and must be attached in attachment section of the application process (Step 2). Refer to the posting instructions for any additional materials that may be required.

Refer to the Dominican Employment Pagehere for adjunct opportunities and application instructions.

Title: Adjunct Faculty, Art Therapy Doctorate Program

Department: Art Therapy Psychology

Division: School of Liberal Arts and Education

Reports to: Chair of Art Therapy Psychology

Status: Part Time, to commence Fall 2021

Position Summary

Dominican is seeking one instructor well versed in Art Therapy curriculum and competencies who can supervise and make timely assessments of student's progress in achieving acceptable program requirements. This doctoral level course is co-taught with an existing Art Therapy part-time faculty member.


  • Evaluate and develop program curriculum, policies, and procedures

  • When providing supervision of students during practicum/internship experiences, document and assess student performance and competency throughout any internship experience and upon completion of the practicum/internship experience.

  • Attend and contribute to faculty meetings, conference calls and other professional

  • development activities

  • Participate in curriculum development for individual courses and overall program

  • Evaluate and grade student work and provide feedback to students

  • Mentor and advise students on the progress of their projects and coursework

  • Uphold academic performance standards and integrity

  • Course Descriptions

    ATD 6240.1-Art as a Way of Knowing IV

    Art as a way of knowing community and culture: Theory, practice, reflection, and documentation; create art as a way of knowing; attend to reflections on experiences in the creation of art, and in the relationship with the completed art; work in self-directed and faculty-directed approaches.

    Required Qualifications

  • Possess a minimum of a Master's degree, preferably in Art Therapy.

  • Possess national certification in the field of Art Therapy by an organization accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA): ATR-BC or ATR-BC-CS

  • Must have provided clinical services/therapy/art therapy in the last five years.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess a doctoral degree is preferred or working towards a doctorate.
  • Additional Position Information

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled

  • Must be willing to consent to a background check

  • Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner- centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills Marin County. Dominican has a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 16 with a small-town feeling in a park-like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

    Application Procedures

  • Link to apply: https: //

  • A cover letter is required with your resume

  • Compile resume/CV and cover letter in one pdf document and upload in the Resume/CV section

  • For further questions on the application process, please contact

  • For More Information Contact:

    Amy Backos, PhD, ATR-BC, Chair of Art Therapy Psychology

    Dominican University of California

    50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901


    Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under- represented groups in higher education.

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