Southwestern College Santa Fe, NM



Southwestern College (SWC) is a small, consciousness-centered graduate school located in Santa Fe, New Mexico offering Master’s degree programs in Counseling and Art Therapy/Counseling with an enrollment of approximately 175 students.

Current job opportunities are listed here. The details link for each position provides specific application instructions. Check back often.


The Dean of the College oversees all academic programs and student services in a student-centered team leadership environment. The Dean serves as the Chief Academic Officer and oversees the faculty and curriculum for all graduate degrees offered at the College. The Dean upholds excellence in the academic programs and promotes a developmental model of student success. The Dean oversees learning outcomes assessment and accreditation activities of both student services and the academic programs. The Dean must be able to embody and express the mission, vision and values of the College.

Interested applicants for the Dean of the College position should review the full job description linked here. Then submit a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae to Angela Harris, Office Manager, at angelaharris@swc.edu by Friday, November 15, 2019. The Search Committee will review all applications and begin interviewing candidates in early December. A January 2020 start date is preferred.


Adjunct Faculty for MA in Counseling Program

Southwestern College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. SWC38We offer a holistic, integrative approach to mental health, emphasizing experiential learning and the personal growth and consciousness of the student/therapist.

To view our courses, click here.

Adjunct Faculty for MA in Art Therapy/Counseling Program

Southwestern College’s MA in Art Therapy/Counseling is approved by the Capstone August 2014 -2American Art Therapy Association. It includes a lot of art-making, an experiential and holistic focus, and an emphasis on the personal growth and consciousness of the student/therapist. Our program allows graduates to sit for licensing in both Art Therapy and Counseling (this is unlike most Art Therapy programs.)

Please note that some Art Therapy/Counseling courses require instructors to have an ATR-BC, as required by AATA.

To view our courses, click here.

Adjunct Faculty for MA in Counseling Program

Southwestern College readily accepts letters of interest, curriculum vitae and teaching philosophy statements from licensed mental health professionals interested in teaching in our Higher Learning Commission accredited Counseling Program.  We prefer our faculty to have at least three years of post-graduate clinical experience in order to bring a hands-on perspective to our students.  Our faculty operate from a transformational model of teaching based on experiential methods of instruction that emphasize personal growth, reflective practice, and conscious awareness of biases and belief systems that effect interpersonal relationships.  We ask our faculty to serve as models for authenticity, congruence, and active participants in the learning process. 

For an overview of courses, click here.

For more information, or to communicate your interest, please email jobs@swc.edu. Feel free to include your resume and any specific interests you might have in courses.

Southwestern College makes continuous and systematic efforts to recruit, employ, and retain a diverse faculty to create and support an inclusive learning community.
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