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Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor

Apply now Job no: 503253
Work type: Part-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions

The College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University is pleased to invite applications for a part-time, non-tenure track resident faculty position with primary responsibility to the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling MA program in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Program is an ADTA-approved program that is part of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies, also offering master’s degree programs in Art Therapy and Counseling (ATC), Music Therapy and Counseling (MTC), and PhD program in Creative Arts Therapies. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our curriculum as well as in the ranks of our faculty, students, and staff and strongly seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals.

Job Summary/Overview:

This half-time 12-month faculty position is an integral part of the program team that oversees the master’s education of up to 30 graduate dance/movement therapy and counseling students. This is an opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary department and college, all of which have made a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.  The position will require teaching master’s level dance/movement therapy courses on our Center City, Philadelphia campus. Primary responsibility will be in student engagement, including course instruction, student advising, assisting the program team with admissions procedures, curriculum coordination, scholarship, and service components. Additional areas of responsibility will be based upon program need. This faculty position reports to the Department Chair of Creative Arts Therapies. The ideal candidate will bring the vision and lived experience necessary to serve as a partner with academic and administrative leadership of the department to advance the program into the future.

Essential Functions

  • Instructing Master's level students in dance/movement therapy and counseling.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy or related field
  • A minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience at the graduate level
    • This could be a full or part time experience in a college or university setting and include both graduate and undergraduate levels, including advisement of culminating and/or thesis projects and a record of teaching excellence using contemporary pedagogy and teaching strategies.
  • A minimum of 5 years of clinical experience
  • Current board certification (BC-DMT) in dance/movement therapy
  • Current state license (LPC) or the equivalent
  • Expertise and/or lived experience in social determinants of health around race and ethnicity.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice and critical pedagogy
  • Outstanding organizational skills and motivation to assist in DMTC program development
  • Capacity to develop and sustain a program of scholarship in the creative arts therapies.
  • Demonstrated active involvement, membership, and history of service in the dance/movement therapy profession on national or local levels.
  • Expertise and interest in clinical supervision

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current state license (LPC) or the equivalent

Physical Requirements

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table


  • University City – Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This is a part-time Faculty position classified as Exempt. The salary offered is based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, department budget, and an internal equity review. 

For information about benefits, please review Drexel’s Full-Time Faculty Benefit Fact Sheet or Part-Time Faculty Benefit Fact Sheet.   

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Additional Required Documents

  • Cover letter of interest
  • Contact information for three references
  • Curriculum vita

A review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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