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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

Core Faculty, Counseling Psychology Department

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENTAL SUPPORT & DEVELOPMENT

  • Attend all departmental meetings, including:
    • Quarterly Faculty & Staff Council Meetings
    • Quarterly Department Management Council Meetings
    • Department Trainings, Gatherings, and Retreats
  • Attend all departmental student events, including:
    • Student Orientations in Fall Quarter, and as directed in other quarters.
    • Closing Dinners for all cohorts
    • Summer Barbeque events for all cohorts
    • Thesis Presentation Day
    • Dissertation defenses for committees on which core faculty member serves.
  • Contribute to departmental planning and evaluation activities, including curriculum review, faculty search, program evaluation processes, creation and revision of departmental documents.
  • Faculty must be able to come to campus for academic sessions, community events, and faculty related meetings.

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT & DEVELOPMENT

  • Attend Commencement ceremonies
  • Attend institutional events and gatherings as directed.
  • Participate in Academic Senate and committee work as directed.

TEACHING

  • Teach the equivalent of 18 units per year in the MA and/or PsyD Counseling Psychology programs (unit release may be accounted for in addendum contracts).
  • Support departmental development of curriculum and pedagogy in the MA and/or PsyD Counseling Psychology programs.
  • Provide substantive feedback on student papers, providing written feedback throughout the paper and at its end, including a written assessment and justification of the final grade. If a TA is utilized, it is the faculty member’s responsibility to review the TA’s work and ensure that they support comments and final grade.
  • Prepare and submit all course materials in established timeframe, including course syllabi, reading list (with clarity on sources and editions), online content creation/review, and back-up plans for coursework to fulfill emergency planning needs.
  • Incorporate cross-cultural perspectives and address relevant issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the treatment of course subject matter.

ADMISSIONS ACTIVITIES

  • Participate in 2 program breakout information sessions for the MA and/or PsyD Counseling Psychology programs at Pacifica Experience Days each year.
  • Participate in 3 months of admissions file review for the Counseling Department each year.
  • Participate in 4 scheduled Interview Days for the Counseling Department each year
  • Support departmental admissions processes and developments.

STUDENT SUPPORT

  • Respond to all student inquiries within 72 hours, per the Student and Faculty Handbooks
  • Be available for student meetings during all academic sessions
  • Post office hours which are the equivalent of one day per week, during which time students may meet in person or electronically.
  • Serve as faculty mentor to students as assigned by Department Chair. Reach out to advisees and proactively assist them in completing the program in a quality way, making certain that they understand PGI policies and abide by them.

STUDENT REVIEW & EXAMINATIONS

  • Administer 10 Oral Examinations for the MA Counseling Psychology Program OR 10 Comprehensive Examinations for the PsyD Counseling Psychology Program
  • Administer Annual Assessments to PsyD Counseling Psychology students as assigned by Department Chair.

STUDENT RESEARCH

  • Serve as Portfolio Thesis Advisor for 10 MA Counseling Psychology program students OR provide 10 PsyD Counseling Psychology dissertation commitments (a commitment equals one chair appointment or two reader appointments) OR an equivalent combination across the two program.

ASSESSMENT & ACCREDITATION

  • Support departmental assessment and accreditation activities as directed.
  • Abide by all BBS (LMFT and LPCC) and BOP (Licensed Psychologist) guidelines and regulations.
  • Participate in WASC visit and reporting activities as directed.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Maintain active LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, or Psychologist licensure
  • Report any concerns or infractions regarding professional licensure to Department Chair immediately
  • Participate in research, writing, publication, and continuing education activities.

INSTITUTIONAL CITIZENSHIP

  • Claim one’s fair share of the collective work of the academic unit as a fully engaged faculty citizen of the Institute.
  • Use one’s professional agency to enhance the effectiveness of colleagues within and across the academic program(s) to achieve the work of the unit and institutional health.
  • Participate in Chair-directed activities required to create, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that sustains the program and the institute as an effective social institution.

The preceding duties and responsibilities are subject to review and possible revision in conjunction with the annual evaluation process.

QUALIFICATIONS

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 read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence and data; strong organizational, administrative, and time-management skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to identify issues and creatively problem-solve on a variety of issues; effective presentation and interpersonal skills; strong ability to exercise sound and experienced judgment based on a thorough knowledge; and ability to engender respect from staff.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

M.A., Psy.D., Ed.D., or Ph.D. in related discipline for doctoral programs; minimum M.A. in related discipline for master’s programs.

LANGUAGE AND MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to read, write, speak, and receive instruction in English. Intermediate math required.

REASONING ABILITY

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 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.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • PC literate; MS Office (including Word and Excel).
  • General Office equipment.
  • PowerCampus experience preferred.
  • D2L experience preferred.

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

Active licensure as an LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, or Psychologist.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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- and long-range vision and ability to lift 20 lbs.

MISSION

Contributes to personal, cultural, and planetary concerns of this era through individual and/or collective activities and shepherd’s students in attainment of their educational goals.


Staff Positions

Director of Clinical Training in Clinical Psychology

SUMMARY

The Director of Clinical Training (DCT) has overall responsibility for the integrity and policies of the training program, including setting relevant training standards and ensuring that Pacifica’s Clinical training program adheres to them. The DCT helps to manage the relationships between students and training sites and advises students throughout the course of their practicum training. The DCT provides direct advisement and supervision to students and works collaboratively with members the Clinical Psychology faculty.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the Training Office functioning
  • Supervise the Clinical Training Coordinator
  • Preparation for placement, supervision, and completion of training hours, including practicum and internship training
  • Teach the first-year Professional Seminar Courses for D. students to orient them to the foundational and functional aspects of the program in regards to clinical training for practicum and internship and the accompanying timeline, protocol, and expectations
  • Maintain timely communication with students, staff, and administration regarding training issues
  • Keep students and faculty informed of the changes in clinical training at the state and national levels
  • Review and address student concerns regarding training and offer active support to students regarding their training needs
  • Maintain timely paperwork review and processing related to training
  • Build and maintain relationships with external training sites and agencies
  • Serve as the liaison between the Pacifica and the practicum and internship agencies. Is available for consultation with agencies wishing to develop training programs for Pacifica’s students
  • Provide both students and training agency representatives with a comprehensive set of guidelines that furnish details regarding the Institute’s expectations for clinical training. Through oversight of the off-site visit process, the DCT also monitors compliance with these guidelines
  • Approve and monitor all practicum and internship arrangements on behalf of the program
  • Oversee and address concerns regarding student training needs and behaviors, including working with students on clinical probation
  • Provide yearly review and revision of the Training Office documents, including the Training Handbook and materials on the Desire to Learn website and Pacifica’s website
  • Support students in facilitating high standards of clinical practice, including in their ethical and professional behavior
  • Maintain a training calendar of presentations and communication with students regarding clinical policies, procedures, timing, and concerns
  • Collaborate with other offices regarding training issues and concerns
  • Maintain data collection related to accreditation and licensure-based student training
  • Hold quarterly information and advisement meetings for each cohort to allow an opportunity for students’ questions and to review requirements and procedures.
  • Maintain regular, weekly office hours to meet with students individually as needed
  • Establish and monitor standards for student readiness for placement
  • Oversee the maintenance of a current database containing available practicum and internship opportunities in real-time (quarterly basis). Oversee the maintenance of students’ descriptions of their experience at training sites for student perusal upon request
  • Work with first-year students to identify and select a practicum site, and ensure that they proceed through training in a timely manner as they enter into practicum placement by Fall of their second academic year
  • Prepare advanced Ph.D. students for the internship application process, which results in their internship placements beginning in the Fall of their post-coursework academic year. This involves a series of educational and preparatory meetings
  • Establish ongoing weekly meetings with Clinical Training Coordinator and collaborate on the revision of forms and clinical administrative procedures as well as website content
  • Interact with organizations that oversee the clinical training of doctoral students in clinical psychology such as SCAPTP, CAPIC, ASPPB, and possibly NCSPP
  • Serve as a liaison for alumni who are in the process of applying for licensure in their particular states and whose boards of psychology request DCT approval of documents
  • Participate in Clinical Psychology program faculty/program meetings to share updates on Clinical Office information
  • Coordinate with PsyD Counseling Program and its DCT on issues relevant to both licensure-based programs, such as developing similar evaluation rubrics and contract forms for coherent and streamlined engagements with practicum and internship sites at which both programs may seek to place students.

Additional Responsibilities in the Clinical Ph.D. Program

  • Serve as reader and grader on Comprehensive Exams
  • Serve as advisor to students
  • Conduct admissions file reviews and interviews

Position Requirements

  • Degree in Clinical Psychology from a Regionally Accredited or APA accredited academic program
  • California-licensed psychologist or be a post-doctoral individual who is licensed-eligible and completes licensure while in this position

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated successful teaching and mentoring experience in a doctoral level graduate program
  • Strong evidence of attention and sensitivity to, and experience in working with diverse students and clientele, demonstrating cultural humility
  • Exceptional interpersonal, teamwork, and collaborative skills
  • Knowledge of and training in depth psychological theory and clinical application
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Experience with Tevera
  • Experience in clinical supervision

Online Instructional Designer and Pedagogy Specialist

 POSITION SUMMARY

 The Online Instructional Designer – Pedagogy Specialist works collaboratively with faculty and staff to a) develop online courses and eLearning modules that enhance students’ learning via interactive activities and b) train faculty in the use of emerging educational technology and innovative teaching practices. This individual is charged with working closely with faculty on development of active learning strategies and creating eLearning, interactive video, and other multimedia content to be used both synchronously and asynchronously. A minimum of three years online teaching experience is required.

This position will provide faculty instructional design assistance, including web-based applications and digital media to support teaching and learning in graduate-level studies in humanistic disciplines and psychology licensure programs. In addition, this individual will serve as advisor to faculty on content-authoring resources including, but not limited to presentation, podcasting, animation, screen and video capture, and interactive multimedia.

We seek a relational and highly creative individual who can train and collaborate with faculty in implementing cutting-edge instructional design approaches leading to effective learning experiences for graduate students. The selected candidate will be an active member of the appropriate faculty committees, cooperative with Academic Affairs and Student Services, and report to the Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

The position may also include direct engagement with students via teaching in an appropriate Pacifica program(s) or courses on emergent tools usage in careers and professions. The position may collaborate with our Retreat Center in the development of online, public content, including non-academic degree program certificates.

The Online Designer – Pedagogy Specialist develops and monitors an interdisciplinary and inter-medial online community of inquiry informed by a constructivist-learning model that views knowledge creation as socially constructed online within and outside graduate student cohorts, in collaboration with the Provost, Program Chairs, and the Academic Affairs Office. The chosen candidate will develop a learning environment of dynamic interaction among students (social engagement), students and course content (cognitive engagement), and students and instructor (pedagogical engagement). In alignment with the Institute’s mission, the goal is to create educational content through a holistic approach that is mindful of the psychology of digital teaching and learning within a virtual environment.

ASSIGNMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with the Programs Chairs and Provost in leading the development and upgrading of online and hybrid courses and effective online pedagogy.
  • Demonstrate best practices in online course design through the production of engaging and accessible course learning experiences that are developed with consideration to diversity, equity, and inclusion of all instructors and learners.
  • Plan and provide training materials and recommend pedagogical practices to faculty and staff to promote student success with online/hybrid learning.
  • Lead the faculty in the creation of an Online Quality Control Blueprint of criteria as the quality control tool for all online/hybrid courses.
  • Provide instructional and accessible online/hybrid design support based on industry best practices of online pedagogy to meet learning objectives.
  • Assist faculty with understanding and meeting universal accessibility and ADA compliance requirements for online courses and digital learning content.
  • Assist the Office of Institutional Learning by generating data for final reports to be used for ongoing assessment, accreditation, and compliance.
  • Produce written documents as requested by the Provost that are clear and appropriately detailed, related to internal procedures, course design, and pedagogy.
  • Manage multiple projects and timelines while collaborating with program chairs and other stakeholders to execute hybrid and online-related projects.
  • Assist in revising course segments within the LMS Desire to Learn (D2L) to align with Online Quality Control Blueprint of criteria, design standards, and best practices regarding hybrid and online teaching.
  • Provide technical assistance to faculty (in conjunction with IT Office) in the use and maintenance of online learning materials, including multimedia components, such as audio, video, and graphics.
  • Recommend instructional and design technology resources to Provost and IT Office.
  • Ensure consistent application of styles and established layout processes in learning management system Desire to Learn (D2L).
  • Coordinate ongoing online faculty training to ensure pedagogical best practices and course design to enhance student success.
  • The position may also allow for teaching opportunities in Pacifica’s academic offerings or courses on emergent tools usage in careers and professions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree and 3-years experience in instructional design, computer information science, information systems, information technology, technical communications, art new media, graphic design, or closely related field.
  • Experience leading online teacher training development.
  • Evidence of successful online teaching experience in higher education.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in course authoring, such as graphic design tools, web teleconferencing, Google tools, Zoom/Zoom carts, Microsoft Suite, mobile technologies, online research.
  • Basic proficiency with learning management system tools (i.e., D2L) to create and manipulate graphic, video, conference rooms, and multiple interactive elements.
  • Strong organization skills with emphasis on being conscientious, relational, and detail-oriented.
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work with minimal supervision in a collaborative environment to meet project deadlines.
  • Knowledge of online learning regulatory and compliance requirements, including: UDL, ADA, Section 508 compliance, FERPA, copyright, intellectual property, fair use and other applicable laws and regulations.
  • Solid familiarity with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines v.2.1 (WCAG 2.1) and assistive technology integration required for ADA compliance.
  • General awareness or sense for the psychological considerations of digital teaching and learning with a virtual environment.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Doctoral degree and 5-years experience in higher ed., directly related to job duties.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with course design and AV product design for similarly focused institutions that specialize in psychology and the humanities.
  • Trained and experienced in bringing a holistic-orientation to online course design and teaching.
  • Knowledge and experience working with the LMS Desire2Learn (D2L)
  • Background in depth psychology or other academic field aligned with Pacifica’s academic subject areas.

Location

This full-time position will have the opportunity for flexible work, but candidate must be located within acceptable proximity to Pacifica’s Santa Barbara-area campuses to allow for regular campus presence/engagement.

Application Instructions

  1. Application
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required).
  4. Three letters of professional recommendation
  5. Letter of Interest indicating philosophy of digital teaching, learning, and course design

NOTE:

Candidates must present on online course design/development and demonstrate effective and creative use of online tools, resources, and strategies during interview.

Job to remain open until filled.  For priority consideration, application materials should be submitted by May 28, 2021


E-Learning Administrator, Counseling Psychology Department

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This role has a Sunday – Thursday work week (40 hours/week).

RESPONSIBILITIES OF ALL PROGRAM/DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATORS:

  • Attend Fall Quarter Student Orientations
  • Attend quarterly Faculty & Staff Council Meetings
  • Attend quarterly Department Chair & Staff Gatherings
  • Attend Counseling Community Gatherings & Retreats
  • Receive and respond to student inquiries
  • Receive and respond to inquiries from faculty, teaching assistants, and guest speakers
  • Remain visible to students while in session; host PA table in dining room at least once per session
  • Provide support and training for new faculty as needed
  • Provide support and training for new staff as needed
  • Provide proofreading of departmental materials completed by other staff or faculty as needed
  • Oversee and maintain departmental files
  • Support new admit welcome process

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF E-LEARNING ADMINISTRATOR:

  • Maintain student email lists quarterly and post to Faculty Resource Center
  • Maintain student photos quarterly and post to Faculty Resource Center
  • Create and maintain the quarterly D2L Tracking calendar and provide to IT and faculty
  • Create module tables for online/hybrid course syllabi each quarter and provide online/hybrid course syllabi drafts to MA Counseling PA and PsyD Counseling PA for quarterly faculty call for materials
  • Provide quarterly course shell setup requests to IT for all departmental courses (residential, hybrid, and online)
  • Send quarterly D2L course upload requests and reminders to faculty and teaching assistants
  • Send quarterly syllabi and textbook availability reminders to students and faculty
  • Coordinate with MA Counseling PA and PsyD Counseling PA to generate a list of required textbooks from course syllabi on a quarterly basis
  • Coordinate with Research Librarians to generate a list of permalinks (where available) to required textbooks in Pacifica’s digital library collections on a quarterly basis
  • Post finalized course syllabi and required textbook listings (including permalinks) in the MA and PsyD Student Resource Centers and the Counseling Psychology Faculty Resource Center
  • Support the maintenance of course shells for all programmatic courses:
    • Support the review of online/hybrid course modules and check against syllabi for accuracy in materials and dates
    • Support uploading of faculty materials including syllabi, course readings, handouts, PowerPoints, etc., as needed
    • Support the addition of OCR (optical character recognition) and other accessibility enhancements to course materials on D2L.
    • Support the review of Dropboxes for all courses
    • Support the review of Gradebook items for all courses
    • Assure that courses that don’t otherwise have a Dropbox have at least one Dropbox set up to receive Incomplete and Grade Change Forms
  • Monitor and update the departmental centers in D2L:
    • MA Counseling Psychology Student Resource Center
      • Monitor and update all content as needed
      • Upload documents as requested from staff, faculty, Chairs, and DA/PAs
    • PsyD Counseling Psychology Student Resource Center
      • Monitor and update all content as needed
      • Upload documents as requested from staff, faculty, Chairs, and DA/PAs
    • Counseling Psychology Faculty Resource Center
      • Monitor and update all content as needed
      • Upload documents as requested from staff, faculty, Chairs, and DA/PAs
    • MA Counseling Psychology Research Portfolio Center
      • Support the MA Counseling Director of Research with updates as needed
    • PsyD Counseling Research Center
      • Support the PsyD Director of Research with updates as needed
    • MA Counseling Clinical Practice Course Center
      • Support the MA Director of Clinical Training with updates as needed
    • PsyD Counseling Psychology Practicum & Internship Resource Center
      • Support the PsyD Director of Clinical Training with updates as needed
    • MA Counseling Skills: Process of Psychotherapy Center
      • Support the Coordinator of Process of Psychotherapy with updates as needed
    • Counseling Psychology Practicum Resource Center
      • Support the Practicum Team with updates as needed
    • Obtain quarterly section lists from MA Counseling PA for Process, Clinical, and Research courses, and from PsyD PA for relevant courses. Post these in the D2L student and faculty resource centers and provide to EdTech/IT so that they can build/maintain student sections within the D2L centers
    • Monitor and coordinate requests to re-open modules and Dropboxes for Incomplete work, ADA accommodations, and Education Council exceptions
    • Coordinate with Department and Academic Affairs to provide and update any needed departmental materials for the Student Success Center maintained by Academic Affairs
    • Coordinate with Admissions as needed for any D2L updates to applicant materials
    • Coordinate with Ed Tech to host D2L orientations for new admits
    • Support students with programmatic questions regarding D2L and refer to IT support for technical assistance when needed
    • Support faculty with programmatic questions regarding D2L and refer to IT support for technical assistance when needed
    • Support residential session coordination on Sundays and Mondays for MA Counseling program:
      • Collect and process attendance rosters
      • Assist faculty with any questions or needs while on campus for residential sessions, or in planning for teaching at residential sessions
      • Assist students with any questions or needs while on campus for residential sessions, or in planning for attendance at residential sessions
      • Reply to student inquiries regarding session-related items including potential absences or change of tracks
      • Distribute and collect residential session materials (schedules, art supplies, etc.), as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

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 read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence and data; strong organizational, administrative, and time-management skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to identify issues and creatively problem-solve on a variety of issues; effective presentation and interpersonal skills; strong ability to exercise sound and experienced judgment based on a thorough knowledge; and ability to engender respect from staff.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree required.

3-5 years in an administrative and/or educational environment.

E-Learning academic experience preferred.

LANGUAGE AND MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to read, write, speak, and receive instruction in English. Intermediate math required.

REASONING ABILITY

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 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.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • PC literate; MS Office (including Word and Excel).
  • General Office equipment.
  • PowerCampus experience preferred.
  • D2L experience preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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- and long-range vision and ability to lift 20 lbs.

MISSION

Contributes to personal, cultural, and planetary concerns of this era through individual and/or collective activities and shepherds students in attainment of their educational goals.

 


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
hr@pacifica.edu