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Employment at Pacifica Graduate Institute

Pacifica Graduate Institute is a WASC accredited graduate school offering a variety of masters and doctoral degree programs framed in the traditions of depth psychology. The Institute has established an educational environment that nourishes respect for cultural diversity and individual differences, and an academic community that fosters a spirit of free and open inquiry. Areas of study include Clinical Psychology, Eco and Liberation Psychology, Depth Psychology, Mythology, and some encompass hybrid/distance learning options. Students have access to an impressive array of educational resources on Pacifica’s two campuses, both of which are located between the coastal foothills and the Pacific Ocean, a few miles south of Santa Barbara, California.

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 of the department in which you are interested.

Core Faculty Positions


None currently.

Staff Positions


Shuttle Driver

Job Summary

  • Drive Pacifica’s shuttle vans as assigned.


  • Pick-up and delivery of students, faculty, and staff as directed.
  • Transport students for field trips.
  • Transport vehicles for repairs.
  • Maintain vehicle interior and exterior.
  • Conduct DMV required walk around inspection of vans at beginning of each shift.
  • Complete miscellaneous logs and paperwork as required by supervisor.
  • Maintain a pleasant, respectful, and helpful attitude toward all passengers.
  • Pick up, deliver, meter, and distribute post office and inter-campus mail.
  • Carry out policies established by others.
  • Work within existing rules and procedures.
  • Respond to and assess reported facilities or campus emergencies outside of business hours.
  • Lock/unlock campus doors, windows, etc.
  • Execute all other duties as assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above and below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to interface with a number of different personality types. Must be detailed oriented with good prioritization and time-management skills. Must have a positive personality.


High School Diploma or GED preferred.


CA driver’s license

Pay Range: $18-$19/hour

Hours of Work: ON-CALL (Around 2 or 3 full shits per month on average/occasionally more.)

Location: Lambert & Ladera Campus

Status: Regular, part-time, non-exempt



Cataloging Specialist


We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Cataloging Specialist to join our academic library team. The Cataloging Specialist is responsible for copy cataloging materials in various formats using our Integrated Library System (Koha) and OCLC services. This role is crucial for ensuring that our library’s collections are easily accessible and discoverable to our users. The position also involves occasional support of circulation and reference services. The Cataloging Specialist will conform to institutional policies and procedures and adhere to diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices.


  • Perform enhanced copy cataloging in all formats using the Koha integrated library system and OCLC services.
  • Perform original cataloging of Pacifica master’s theses and doctoral dissertations.
  • Ensure bibliographic records are accurate, comprehensive, and adhere to national and international standards (e.g., MARC21, RDA, LCSH).
  • Perform authority control and manage metadata for digital collections.
  • Resolve cataloging discrepancies and errors.
  • Stay current with cataloging practices, tools, and technologies.
  • Willingness to work on Saturdays or Sundays and to provide circulation support.


  • Demonstrated skill in current cataloging standards (MARC21, AACR2R, RDA, LC Classification, LCSH).
  • Proven experience with the OCLC WorldCat database, Connexion software and MarcEdit.
  • Proficiency in the use of an integrated library system (preferably KOHA).
  • Demonstrated experience developing clear and concise cataloging documentation and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Preferred
  • Completion of a library technician certificate or diploma program with courses in cataloging, classification, and metadata creation. Preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year cataloging experience in an academic library.


  • PC literate; MS Office (including Word and Excel)
  • MarcEdit
  • OCLC Connexion software


Ability to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Sometimes required to sit, climb and/or balance and stoop, kneel, and crouch. Close range vision and ability to lift 20 lbs.

Pay Range: $23-$26/hour

Hours: Full-time or Part-time



Pacifica Graduate Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can start employment with Pacifica. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants.

If your qualifications meet our current needs, please send your resume to the email address listed below. Please indicate on the subject line the position you are applying. No faxes or phone calls, please.

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