Core Faculty, Drama Therapy
Category: Faculty Positions
Department: Drama Therapy
Locations: San Francisco, CA
Posted: Jun 17, 2022
Closes: Open Until Filled
Position ID: 149203
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.
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.
MA degree (doctoral degree preferred, and MA from a Drama Therapy Program
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
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
Note: There is a possibility of advancement to a higher level position in the
coming years for a strongly qualified person.
Primarily on-campus, but also some remote and hybrid.
WAGES AND BENEFITS
Wages are commensurate with skills and experience and include a competitive
Eligibility to receive paid semester-long sabbaticals after every 7 semesters
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
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.
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
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
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