Employment at Pacifica Graduate Institute


Pacifica is an accredited graduate school offering degree programs in the fields of Psychology, Mythological Studies and Humanities. We are located between the foothills and the Pacific Ocean a few miles south of Santa Barbara.

Pacifica offers a full benefit package including: medical, dental, vision, LTD and retirement plans. If your qualifications meet our current needs, please send your resume to the email address listed below. No faxes or phone calls please.

Adjunct Faculty Positions

Pacifica Graduate Institute welcomes Adjunct Faculty applications for each of these graduate programs:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Depth Psychology
  • Depth Psychotherapy

Appointment by quarters and by academic years vary by program. Qualifications reflect the course content, delivery method, and any applicable licensing standards.

For more information please contact the Department Chair by clicking on "Contact Us" then clicking on the department in which you are interested.


Core Faculty Positions


Submit a letter of interest indicating which department you are applying, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing your teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation to the address listed below. If you are interested in more than one department, please send separate letters of interest for each department.

Department of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Staff Positions


Educational Technology Analyst

Pacifica Graduate Institute is a privately accredited graduate school located near the coastal community of Santa Barbara, CA. Pacifica offers masters and doctoral degrees in psychology, mythological studies, and humanities.

The Educational Technology Analyst works collaboratively with academic and administrative departments to create, manage, support, monitor, train and support faculty, staff and students on Pacifica’s learning management and educational assessment systems. A successful candidate will assist with the advancement of the school’s robust distance learning platform which includes mixed mode hybrid and online instruction. The position administers and supports all online course delivery vehicles, provides support and troubleshooting with online course design, and assists departmental Chairs with assuring academic excellence across all online and hybrid learning programs. The candidate will be responsible for assisting the Educational Technology Department with supporting and training stakeholders on the organization’s assessment management system in alignment with the accreditation and research goals of the institution.


Support and maintain the ePortfolio module of the assessment management system to the requirements of accreditation authorities and the internal necessities of academic departments; collaborate with IT and faculty to develop contingency plans for using the learning management system to supplement classroom learning during physical disruptions or campus closure; monitor higher education journals and forums to keep pace with educational and technological tools and trends to enhance distance learning and assessment throughout the Institute; collaborate with academic and administrative departments to create reports and indicators within the assessment management system to monitor and track institutional research; create, conduct and compile summative and formative evaluation of all online courses and services to identify weaknesses and opportunities for educational improvement; provide instructional support and mentoring to faculty and staff that enhances the development and assessment of instruction within the online learning environment; administer, conduct, and evaluate training programs designed to promote the use of distance learning and assessment technologies and services campus wide; provide support and technical assistance as needed to the unit administrator within the Institute’s assessment management system; assist in planning and coordinating the expansion of the assessment management system into academic and administrative departments; research, monitor and enforce adherence to intellectual property standards, best practices guidelines, and other program standards; provide resources and assistance to online learning students as needed to ensure student success in the online learning environment; create and maintain course sites, access and enrollment within the Institute’s learning and assessment management systems; provide support and training of the Institute’s learning and assessment management systems to students, faculty and staff; communicate with the assessment management system vendor regarding advanced questions and technical issues; engage in and promote decision-making, input, and communication with all stakeholders throughout the organization; assist in identifying distance learning issues, needs and concerns in a timely manner; coordinate with instructors and administration the scheduling of online courses; work to achieve and support diversity objectives as established by the organization; perform other related duties as assigned.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in instructional design or educational technology strongly preferred; experience with learning management technology development, online course construction, and remote user support; experience administering and teaching in the Desire2Learn course management system is desirable; experience administering and implementing in the Tk20 assessment management system is desirable; demonstrated expertise in the theory and practice of online and distance learning pedagogy; experience interacting collaboratively with faculty, staff and students; excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; experience in learning theory and online policy development; online teaching or training experience is desirable; intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint for support and troubleshooting; intermediate to advanced knowledge of Macintosh OSX operating systems for support and troubleshooting; knowledgeable with leveraging online collaboration tools; Elluminate, WebEx, and Voicethread preferred; literate in enrollment management systems; PowerCAMPUS preferred; literate in learning management systems; Desire2Learn preferred. Literate in assessment management systems; Tk20 preferred; instructional Technology Specialist Certificate preferred but not required.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Includes a full benefits package including, 401(k) and ESOP.

Send resume, cover letter, three professional references and salary history to:

Pacifica Graduate Institute
Office of Human Resources
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Fax: (805) 565-8983