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FACULTY POSITIONS CORE FACULTY POSITIONS STAFF POSITIONS

 

FountainPhoto: 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                                                                

Pacifica Graduate Institute is recruiting for Core Faculty positions for the 2013 academic year in:

  • Clinical Psychology Department
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology Department

Pacifica’s mission and curriculum are grounded in Jungian, imaginal, and archetypal depth psychologies.

Qualifications: 

  • Preferably, a doctorate in psychology or a closely related field (M.A. candidates with strong qualifications may be considered).
  • Licensed in mental health depending upon program assignment.
  • Prior experience teaching at graduate level.
  • Clinical and research experience depending upon program assignment.

General Duties and Responsibilities:
 
All positions emphasize excellence and experience in teaching at the graduate level. Successful candidates are required to carry full academic loads and be involved in: advising, department and school committees, teaching across curriculum areas, program development, thesis/dissertation committees, assessment, admissions reviews and interviews, evidence of scholarly publications, and community service. An understanding of depth psychological perspectives is essential.



Core Faculty Applicants

 

M.A./Ph.D. Depth Psychology Program: Core Faculty with primary focus in the Somatic Studies specialization

Pacifica Graduate Institute, is an accredited graduate college offering Psychology and Mythological Study degrees in the tradition of depth psychology, and is currently seeking a Core Faculty with primary focus in the Somatic specialization..

This innovative graduate program in depth psychology is grounded in Jungian, archetypal, psychoanalytic, and cultural studies, all reconsidered with an emphasis on somatic awareness and wisdom. Although not a clinical training program, it does address the historical and expanding roles of depth psychology and somatic psychology in various approaches to healing. The candidate for this position will be teaching and performing administrative functions primarily in the Somatic Studies specialization, in addition to teaching courses across Pacifica’s degree programs as needed and per qualifications. Qualifications: Ph.D. in psychology, cultural studies, education, or a humanities-related field; expertise in depth psychological theories and practices (psychoanalytic, Jungian, post-Jungian, and/or archetypal), and qualitative research traditions (i.e., hermeneutic, phenomenological, narrative, ethnography), three years academic teaching experience; publication and community service; commitment to cultural and ethnic diversity in education. We value transformative and collaborative learning, community building, environmental awareness, imagination, embodied learning, and the arts. Visit our website to familiarize yourself with our program at: http://www.pacifica.edu/Somatic_Studies_Course_Descriptions.aspx. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recently published paper, statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, background working with dissertation students, courses from the Somatic specialization curriculum you would be qualified to teach, your interest working with students of diverse backgrounds, and three references to: Applications accepted via electronic submission only to: hr@pacifica.edu Please indicate in subject line “Somatic Studies Specialization” APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 14, 2014

Requirements:3-5 years of experience in a fast paced Human Resources Department; 3-5 years of experience with ADP Work Force Now including reporting, and the HR Modules; thorough knowledge of State and Federal Labor Law; knowledge of California Payroll Laws; must be PC literate, MS Office (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint); experience in data base administration; ten key by touch; general office equipment.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and three professional references. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with background and experience.

Please forward all information to:

Office of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA  93013

 

 

 

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

EOE M/F



Staff Positions     

 

Human Resources Assistant

(Part-Time 25 hours per week)


Summary: This position will assist the Human Resources Department with all aspects of the H/R functions and processes. May provide back-up for the Payroll as necessary..

Responsibilities: The Human Resources Assistant will be responsible for providing excellent customer service by assisting staff and faculty with various questions related to benefits, general procedures and policies. Will notify supervisors of 90 day and annual performance evaluations for staff; manage and update a database of received evaluations; perform audits on benefit invoices on a monthly basis; ensure state and federal law posters are updated and in compliance on both campuses; update forms, applications, and other HR publications as necessary; develop and Maintain an HR webpage for in-house staff and faculty; post recruiting ads and process applicant information; respond to applicants with response cards and letters; schedule applicant interviews and prepare interview questionnaires; respond to applicants after interview process; mail and process New Hire packets; complete background checks for new hires; be responsible for “New Hire Hosting Program”; prepare training materials using PowerPoint; be responsible for creating and maintaining Pacifica’s training records database; maintain binders for I9’s, EEO Records and Employee Drivers Licenses; file updated employee information as necessary; assemble and update benefit packets; order booklets and supplies as needed; assist and perform miscellaneous projects related to human resources as requested by Director; may provide backup to Payroll Coordinator when necessary.

Requirements:3-5 years of experience in a fast paced Human Resources Department; 3-5 years of experience with ADP Work Force Now including reporting, and the HR Modules; thorough knowledge of State and Federal Labor Law; knowledge of California Payroll Laws; must be PC literate, MS Office (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint); experience in data base administration; ten key by touch; general office equipment.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and three professional references. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with background and experience.

Please forward all information to:

Office of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA  93013

  


LIBRARY ASSISTANT - I


Summary: Pacifica Graduate Institute is an accredited graduate school offering Master's and PhD degrees in Psychology, Humanities, and Mythological Studies in the tradition of depth psychology. Pacifica is located in beautiful Carpinteria, CA.

For this entry level position responsibilities include; assisting with circulation service, shelve books, process reserves and holds, track overdue items and collect fines and fees. Assist patrons in person, by e-mail, telephone or in writing, repair or replace damaged library materials, assist with ordering library supplies, assist with clerical tasks such as faxing, mailings, and photocopying and with special projects and assist students with basic computer needs. Work hours are normally 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday through Tuesday.

Requires excellent customer service and basic computer knowledge. Must be able to work flexible hours and lift up to 30 lbs.

Applicants please send Cover letter, resume to:

Pacifica Graduate Institute
Office of Human Resources
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA  93013

 

Clinical Practicum Associate II M.A. Counseling Psychology Department

Summary: This position organizes, coordinates, administrates, assesses and analyses the practicums, and facilitates the series of online Professional Skills Development I & II courses for two tracks of students.

Responsibilities: 

  • Organize and coordinate M.A. practicum requirements for two tracks.
  • Conduct a minimum of quarterly practicum meetings with first and second year students in two tracks to educate students about practicum requirements.
  • Review and approve all practicum sites for two tracks of students.
  • Assess 2nd and 3rd year students’ progress in practicum sites through quarterly written evaluations from supervisors, as well as telephone contact with supervisors and students. Work with students and supervisors to resolve any difficulties related to the student’s performance at the practicum site.
  • Coordinate with Clinical Practice teachers to convey student strengths and weaknesses as communicated from the supervised practicum site.
  • Track the first, second, third, and beyond year students until practicum file completion.
  • Meet in the dining hall at lunch for two days of each class session to respond to student questions and needs related to practicum requirements.
  • Oversee the documentation and tracking of all practicum requirements, including practicum site approval papers, quarterly practicum logs, quarterly supervisor evaluations and student evaluation of practicum sites for one track.
  • Oversee and maintain student files related to practicum and personal therapy hours.
  • Maintain contact with students and supervisors by mail and e-mail on a quarterly basis and by telephone and e-mail as needed, notifying them of important dates and deadlines, directing them to practicum sites and library resources, notifying them of outstanding documentation and/or completion of clinical requirements.
  • Assist students in assessing their individual state licensing requirements as they apply to Pacifica’s curriculum on an as needed basis. Hold meetings and/or arrange for speakers related to California licensing requirements and practicum opportunities as time and opportunity permits.
  • Notify registrar and students when practicum requirements have been met.
  • Assist with the compilation and edit of the Practicum Guidelines.
  • Serve as facilitator to monitor the Professional Skills Development I & II online sequence of courses in two tracks.
  • Assist with the coordination of the Comprehensive Oral Examinations for two tracks.
  • Assist with the development of examination protocol, content and supportive materials.
  • Conduct Comprehensive Oral Exam Orientation meeting for two tracks to inform students of oral exam protocol and format.
  • Schedule the comprehensive oral examinations.
  • Participate in the oral exam luncheon meeting once per year, in which examiners are oriented to the exam process.
  • Oversee the logistics of examination planning (securing office space, obtaining appropriate supplies and equipment, posting exam schedules) for two tracks.
  • Notify students in writing of exam locations and times one month prior to exams.
  • Be present on day of exams to oversee the process and to meet with examiners and/or students as needed.
  • Oversee documentation of personal therapy requirement for two tracks.
  • Oversee tracking, documentation and data entry of personal therapy hours for students in two tracks.
  • Review and respond to requests for exceptions to personal therapy requirements.
  • Notify registrar by memo when personal therapy requirements have been met.
  • Carry out policies established by others with limited interpretation when needed.
  • Work within existing rules and procedures, but constantly evaluate and recommend changes when needed.
  • Execute all other duties associated to this position as assigned.
  • Must have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to establish long range goals and arrange daily workflow to accomplish them. Ability to see the visions, while accomplishing the details.
  • Ability to mediate and resolve issues; ability to determine issues and creatively problem-solve; ability to engage other departments in meaningful dialogue and articulate issues faced by the department; and ability to analyze the complex and make simple.


Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and LMFT, LPCC, or LCSW current license required.
  • Must be PC literate; MS Office (including Word, Outlook, and Excel).
  • Must have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to establish long range goals and arrange daily workflow to accomplish them. Ability to see the visions, while accomplishing the details.
  • Ability to mediate and resolve issues; ability to determine issues and creatively problem-solve; ability to engage other departments in meaningful dialogue and articulate issues faced by the department; and ability to analyze the complex and make simple.
  • PowerCampus, and Filemaker Pro preferred.
  • General office equipment.


Applicants please send Cover letter, resume, and three professional references to::

Office of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA  93013

   

 

 Assistant Director of Public Programs

Summary: The Public Programs Department is a point of entry for people inquiring about Pacifica or visiting the campuses. This position requires a keen understanding of Pacifica’s mission and the ability to communicate and support it in the office and at each event. This position requires an interest in Depth Psychology; knowledge of Depth Psychology is a real plus.

Responsibilities: 

  • Attend Public Program Planning Committee meetings
  • Oversee and coordinate the work of the Public Programs Administrators
  • Negotiate with outside venues to identify specific needs for space, food & beverage, sleeping rooms, etc., if needed
  • Coordinate logistics for public programs and Introduction to Pacifica days
  • Facilitate and host Introductions and other various programs
  • Prepare Speaker Agreements for presenters
  • Review and submit invoices to Business Office
  • Coordinate mail lists and mailings for public programs
  • Create confirmation letters and supplemental materials for various events
  • Create registration databases for all events
  • Coordinate on-campus housing with Guest Services Coordinator
  • Handle Disability Services Requests for Department
  • Maintain outgoing messages on department extension
  • Oversee scholarship awards
  • Proof and edit printed materials and website
  • Create internal and external documents
  • Maintain office meeting minutes
  • Host events onsite

General: 

  • Coordinate various aspects of production for outside groups
  • Coordinate logistics for meetings and other miscellaneous events
  • Handle ‘Remove me’ from mailing list requests
  • Answers department phone and email as needed
  • Initiate and/or attend meetings as necessary           
  • Interview, hire, and train new staff for department
  • Oversee department expense database
  • Liaison with the Facilities and IT Departments
  • Maintain Department Black Book Job Manual


Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred.
  • 1-2 years of event planning experience.
  • Familiarity with virtual events a plus.
  • Be PC literate, MS Office (including Word and Excel; Filemaker Pro a must. InDesign and/or Photoshop a plus. Ability and willingness to learn PowerCampus.
  • Be confident and comfortable speaking in public.
  • Be able to handle difficult situations and people.
  • Be able to interface with a number of different departments and people.
  • Be detailed oriented with excellent prioritization, time-management, and organizational skills.
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills both verbal and written.
  • Able to multi-task, initiate and follow-through, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Able to problem-solve while maintaining creativity.
  • Flexibility to staff weekend/evening events required.
  • Interest in Depth Psychology a must; knowledge in Depth Psychology a plus.

Applicants please send Cover letter, resume to:

Office of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA  93013

   

 

Library Assistant III

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide excellent customer service by assisting students in locating appropriate materials through person-to-person, telephone, and email contact.
  • Manage incoming interlibrary loan requests made by Pacifica faculty, students, and staff.
  • Manage outgoing interlibrary loan requests by other university and institute libraries for items held by the Pacifica library.
  • Maintain relations with interlibrary loan library staff from those other libraries, and keep Pacifica’s library in good interlibrary loan standing with them.
  • Competently use OCLC FirstSearch for interlibrary loan request tracking.
  • Be up to date with all American Library Association and OCLC policies and procedures for American and international interlibrary loans, including shipping ramifications.
  • Generate fine lists for overdue interlibrary loans.
  • Check materials in and out of the library.
  • Shelve all materials; keep the library orderly and clean; repair/replace missing or damaged materials.
  • Ship materials to students.
  • Contact students regarding overdue materials and assess fines.
  • Assist with special projects as assigned.
  • Stay current on library materials and key programs.
  • Photocopying, scanning, and cleaning documents for uploading.
  • Coordinate with all library team members to cover hours of access.
  • Carry out policies established by others.
  • Work within existing rules and procedures.
  • Execute all other duties as assigned related to this position.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Must possess a High school diploma; college preferred.
  • 2-3 years library circulation and/or interlibrary loan management experience required.
  • Must be PC literate; MS Office (including Word and Excel) and be familiar with MAC Computers.
  • Must be familiar with OCLC FirstSearch interface; general office equipment.
  • Able to lift 20 lbs.

Hours of Work:            To Be Determined by the Supervisor.

Location:                        Lambert/Ladera Campus

Status:                        Regular, full-time, non-exempt



Applicants please send Cover letter, resume to:

Office of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA  93013

   

  

  Staff Applicants

  Are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history to:

Department of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Rd.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
hr@pacifica.edu

EOE M/F