Core Faculty, Drama Therapy

California Institute of Integral Studies

United States

July 21, 2022

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Core Faculty, Drama Therapy

Category: Faculty Positions Subscribe: Department: Drama Therapy Locations: San Francisco, CA Posted: Jun 17, 2022 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Position ID: 149203

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About California Institute of Integral Studies:

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an internationally recognized leader in integral education. CIIS strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service of individuals, communities, and the earth. CIIS has an enrollment of over 1,600 students pursuing degrees in a variety of academic programs in its schools of Consciousness and Transformation, Professional Psychology and Health and Undergraduate Studies.

CIIS is a mosaic of faces and philosophies, backgrounds, and beliefs. Like our faculty and staff, students are intellectually engaged and socially active. Each day brings new experiences that broaden horizons and hone critical thinking. Programs, both inside the classroom and throughout the campus, inspire creativity, nurture community, cultivate curiosity, and foster social good. In addition, CIIS hosts a vibrant art exhibition program and offers a dynamic array of events through its Public Programs & Performances division, including workshops, concerts, and conferences. The University provides low- cost mental health and acupuncture services to the San Francisco Bay Area through its 10 award-winning counseling and acupuncture clinics. CIIS is accredited by the Western Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

California Institute of Integral Studies strives to cultivate and preserve a culture of inclusion and belonging as part of the Seven Commitments of CIIS. We don't just accept difference, we honor and celebrate our staff's diversity of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. In turn, our diverse and inclusive culture brings us together in ways that empower all of us to connect, belong, and grow in our roles.

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY

Teach and mentor emergent drama therapists at an internationally recognized, long-standing graduate Drama Therapy Program (one of first two in the US) and be part of influencing the growth of the field.

The Drama Therapy Program in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) prepares students for both Registry as a Drama Therapist (RDT) and the California LMFT (Marriage and Family Therapist) licensure (and optionally also the national LPCC - Professional Clinical Counselor licensure), and for a wide range of career options within the field of drama therapy.

The full-time position primarily entails teaching a range of graduate level drama therapy courses (experiential, theoretical, and clinically-oriented); serving as a faculty advisor; and collaborating with other faculty on all aspects of the program - including admissions, curriculum development, special venues and creative projects, new directions in the field, student progress and assessment, and practicums.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • MA degree (doctoral degree preferred, and MA from a Drama Therapy Program preferred)
  • RDT (Registered Drama Therapist) credential (preferably also BCT- Board Certified Trainer of Drama Therapists credential)
  • Strong teaching experience (generally at least 5 years, with graduate school teaching preferred) and pedagogical expertise
  • Strong clinical drama therapy experience (generally at least 8 years practicing in field of drama therapy, with experience in community mental health preferred)
  • Demonstrated interest in scholarly productivity, research, and presentation (generally at least one publication in a professional refereed journal and multiple conference presentations)
  • Demonstrated background, knowledge, and skill to teach a range of drama therapy courses (in-depth knowledge of Integrative Five Phase model and another primary model in field of drama therapy preferred)
  • Ability to weave social justice concepts into the curriculum
  • Demonstrated skills at collaboration and at working generatively as part of a team
  • Background in Psychology as well as Theatre
  • Professional licensure preferred (LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, or Clinical Psychologist)
  • Note: There is a possibility of advancement to a higher level position in the coming years for a strongly qualified person.

    Additional Information:

    LOCATION

    Primarily on-campus, but also some remote and hybrid.

    WAGES AND BENEFITS

    Wages are commensurate with skills and experience and include a competitive benefits package.

    Eligibility to receive paid semester-long sabbaticals after every 7 semesters of teaching.

    NOTES TO CANDIDATE

    Background Check -- Due to the sensitivity and requirements of our positions, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses, or credentials pertinent to the position. If your job requires driving on behalf of CIIS you will be required to provide proof of a valid driver's license.

    Visa Sponsorship -- Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY

    California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) strives to cultivate and preserve a culture of inclusion and belonging as part of the Seven Commitments of CIIS. More than accept difference, we honor and celebrate our staff's diversity of experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community creates and maintains working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, accessible, and welcoming.

    CIIS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. CIIS is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio- economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation, and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual, and bicultural students, faculty, and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI). CIIS is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

    Application Instructions:

    Using the Apply Now link, please submit (online):

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A Cover Letter (2-3 pages)
  • Contact Information for 3 References (indicating your relationship to them)
  • Optional additional submissions:

  • Two course syllabi (of courses you taught)
  • Course evaluations by students (for two different courses)
  • Published writing sample
  • Applications accepted through August 31, 2022

    Note likely Timeline: Virtual interviews and conversations will be held with selected candidates in September. Finalists will be invited to present and meet students and faculty at CIIS in October. We hope to make an offer in November, for a position to begin Jan. 15, 2023. However, we remain flexible with regard to our search (as well as to the needs of the selected candidate).

    For further inquiries, please email Anita Arcieri, Human Resources Manager at HRoffice@ciis.edu.

    If you are having technical difficulties with the Interview Exchange online application system, please contact their Helpdesk.

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