Creative Arts Therapy (Faculty)

West Liberty University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Faculty position in Creative Arts Therapy in the Department of Journalism, Communication Studies and Visual Art.


Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the undergraduate Creative Art Therapy program, overseeing internships, curriculum development, and community relationships.   Additional teaching assignments will be based on the candidate’s background and the needs of the department.  The successful candidate will possess the credentials to teach a wide range of art therapy courses. All full-time faculty members are expected to actively recruit students for the Creative Arts Therapy program, serve on departmental and university committees, and continue to pursue professional development via conference participation, performance, and/or other professional activity.



Qualified applicants will possess the ATR-BC credential, with an earned master’s degree. A terminal degree in a related field is preferred.  (Terminal degree required for tenure-track).  A minimum of two years of art therapy professional experience is required and prior teaching experience is preferred.  The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and the drive to represent WLU’s Creative Art Therapy program at the state and national level.


West Liberty University ( is a small, comprehensive institution under the auspices of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.


This position includes a comprehensive benefit package. 


The position will begin August 16, 2014.  To receive full consideration, materials must be received by October 28, 2013.  For questions about the position or the department, please contact Mr. Brian Fencl, Chair, Creative Arts Therapy Search Committee: [email protected], 304-336-8433.


Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation with reference contact information.  Links to media are welcome, but please do not send media at this time (CDs, DVDs, etc). Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists.  Application materials will not be returned. 


Please send materials to:  West Liberty University, Human Resources Department, 208 University Drive, College Union Box 131, West Liberty, WV 26074 or e-mail to: [email protected].


West Liberty University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all interested individuals.  Individuals who need assistance with the application process may contact Sue Garrison at304-336-8029 or email [email protected].  (Do not apply to this e-mail).