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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 in between the foothills and the Pacific Ocean a few miles south of Santa Barbara. Pacifica offers a full benefits 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 of the department in which you are interested.

Core Faculty Positions

No Core Faculty positions available at this time, please check soon.

Staff Positions

Program Administrator, Clinical Department


To assist the program chair, students, and faculty in carrying out all phases of the academic program, including, but not limited to: student and faculty support, administrative support, session preparation, and academic issues.


  • Cultivate, implement, maintain, and report on ongoing relationships with current and prospective students.
  • Review and propose annual handbook and promotional material updates.
  • Prepare course schedules and assist with adjunct faculty recruitment.
  • Receive and respond to student inquiries.
  • Provide current and accurate information to students regarding coursework and all other necessary data.
  • Remain visible to students while they are in session.
  • Monitor student progress and serve as intermediary between students and various departmental offices.
  • Serve as liaison between administration, faculty, staff, and students in the interpretation of policies and procedures.
  • Prepare class schedules for review.
  • Request faculty syllabi, book orders and other information as needed.
  • Prepare syllabi for all classes in collaboration with faculty.
  • Assist with editing and maintenance of online class portals.
  • Coordinate with bookstore on all relevant matters.
  • Serve as liaison for all adjunct faculty and guest speakers.
  • Address audio/visual classroom needs and set ups.
  • Coordinate with housing regarding faculty meals.
  • Arrange transportation and housing for long-distance faculty and process travel reimbursements.
  • Collect attendance rosters and verify enrollment.
  • Send faculty reminders as to all important deadlines.
  • Prepare and process course evaluations.
  • Attend faculty council meetings, take minutes, and report on issues as needed.
  • Assist with program specific commencement preparation and host graduates and guests during ceremony.
  • Coordinate and attend departmental events.
  • Collaborate on the revision of policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with other Clinical Staff to meet deadlines, manage excessive work loads, and generally optimize service to all students whether prospective or enrolled.
  • Prepare, process, and maintain contracts for full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and guest speakers.
  • Provide administrative support for faculty applications with record keeping, New Hire packets, and interface with HR.
  • Orient new faculty as needed.
  • Manage track and process student papers, when requested
  • Oversee and maintain departmental files.
  • Interpret policy and recommend change as needed.
  • Work within existing guidelines, procedures, and policy with some interpretation and/or consultation required.
  • Execute all other duties as assigned including committee work and special projects.


  • Degree in education or counseling.
  • 3-5 years progressive experience in high school or college administration.
  • Knowledge of doctorate programs or other licensure program requirements.
  • Familiarity with Depth Psychology.


  • PC literate; MS Office (including Word and Excel).
  • Online learning platforms preferred (e.g., Go to Meeting, Desire to Learn)
  • General office equipment.
  • PowerCampus preferred.

Academic and Student Affairs Coordinator


Under the direction of the Director of Academic Affairs, the Academic and Student Affairs Coordinator supports the implementation of the Institute’s academic and student affairs iniatives and strategic goals. This position collaborates with multiple departments on implementation strategies with a keen attention to detail and sensitivity to the Institute’s vision and needs. Through the use of technological tools and systems, the position organizes and effectively communicates information, creates reports as needed, and efficiently steamlines processes. This position interfaces with faculty, staff, and students on a daily basis.


  • Colloborate with administrative departments to support and manage the new admit process, including but not limited to: sending programmatic emails, providing follow-up phone calls, maintaining and tracking records, and providing weekly reports to Program chairs and other departments as needed.
  • Responsible for hosting live office hours in support of new and continuing students.
  • Responsible for reviewing and coding all faculty check requests, including faculty research stipend accounts.
  • Tracks and monitors faculty sabbaticals.
  • Creates and updates academic calendars.
  • Reviews and codes adjunct faculty contracts, guest speaking contracts, etc.
  • Maintains faculty email list and directory.
  • Implements Constitution Day per DOE requirement.
  • Responsible for maintaining the online Student Success portal in Desire2Lean (D2L) and creating content as needed.
  • Organizes and maintains relevant data collection, including on student retention and perception.
  • Assists to create effective and efficient processes for the Academic and Student Affairs departments.
  • Implements strategic goals of the department and the Institute.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in higher education setting preferred
  • PC literate; MS Office (including Word and Excel).
  • PowerCampus preferred.
  • DocuSign preferred.
  • Desire2Learn preferred (or comparable online learning platform)
  • General office equipment.

Applicants for all Staff Positions please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to:
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Department of Human Resources
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA  93013