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



Payroll Coordinator

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, and is currently seeking a Payroll Coordinator.

Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for coordinating and processing semi-monthly payroll for all staff and faculty through ADP Workforce Now. Will maintain and update payroll data base; review, correct and process employee electronic time cards; update, review, maintain and process faculty contract spreadsheet with month end payroll; track faculty contracts as necessary; audit payroll reports; send required payroll reports and information to the Director of Human Resources Services and the Business Office for accounting purposes; design new reports utilizing ADP ReportSmith; process and distribute year end W-2's; prepare various reports and assist with annual audits; respond to staff and faculty inquiries; prepare and send monthly pay statements to the faculty by email; enter new hire. Information into payroll and E Verify; maintain new hire and terminated employee files; prepare data for reporting purposes, utilizing ADP ReportSmith and Excel; train new employees on the electronic time card system; file contracts and employee paperwork.

Requirements: 3-5 years of experience using ADP Workforce Now; thorough knowledge of ADP payroll systems and software utilization; must be payroll certified or have the ability to become payroll certified; 3-5 years of experience working in a fast paced Human Resources department; must be PC literate, MS Office (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint); have a thorough knowledge of California Labor Law. Must be organized, possess good time management, and pro-active. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus.

Please submit cover letter, resume, including salary history, and three professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Interested Candidates, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

Pacifica Graduate Institute
Office of Human Resources
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013
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249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, California, 93013 | Telephone: 805.969.3626