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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

Director of Research/Associate Core Faculty, PsyD Counseling Psychology Program

SUMMARY: Provide oversight for the dissertation and research portions of the PsyD Counseling Psychology program, including all research-related curriculum and processes for students to complete their required doctoral dissertation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee research curriculum and dissertation process for all tracks in the PsyD Counseling Psychology Program.
  • Supervise and coordinate with administrators, faculty, staff, and institutional research roles as needed
  • Supervise and coordinate with program Research Associates and Research Coordinator (to be determined/appointed in the future)
  • Supervise and coordinate with Internal APA Proofreaders.
  • Manage programmatic list of editors in concert with MA Counseling Psychology Director of Research
  • Be present for office hours and informal meetings as needed and provide consultation to students, dissertation faculty, and staff by phone, Zoom/Skype, email, and during program sessions
  • Provide yearly orientations for dissertation faculty
  • Provide Department Chair(s) with a yearly overview for research budgetary needs
  • Produce and revise the PsyD Counseling Psychology program’s Student Papers Handbook and Dissertation Handbook annually in concert with MA Counseling Psychology Director of Research
  • Plan and organize student dissertation defenses, as well as any programmatic research events
  • Coordinate with Department Administrator to oversee and update the PsyD Counseling Psychology program’s dissertation page on Pacifica’s website
  • Coordinate with D2L-facing Program Administrator to oversee and update the PsyD Counseling Psychology program’s dissertation center and accompanying course shells on Desire2Learn (D2L)
  • Oversee the management and updating of the department’s Dissertation Folder in the M Drive including templates of all forms, letters, and processes
  • Oversee Ethics Application process, as needed, for all PsyD Counseling Psychology dissertation students
  • Work with the Program Chair(s) on the assignment and supervision of dissertation committees for all students including Core and Associate Core faculty’s contractual obligations and limits regarding dissertation work
  • Coordinate with Department Administrator regarding contracts for adjunct/outside dissertation committee members
  • Administer current and past records of contracts, notifications of completion of the dissertation to Registrar, and Ethics Applications.
  • Work with Program Chair(s) to coordinate the assignment of instructors and the delivery of instruction for the research sequence of courses for the PsyD Counseling Psychology program
  • Provide tracking of students’ dissertation status and completion
  • Oversee and administer the process of submission of approved dissertations to ProQuest
  • Administer the preparation of bound dissertations and distribution of bound dissertations to students, committee members, and Pacifica’s Graduate Research Library
  • Oversee periodic review and analysis of the research courses and structure and recommend modifications
  • Engage in the ongoing review of the dissertation process including the effectiveness of student/committee relations, editors’ quality of work, standards applied in the approval of dissertations
  • Oversee distribution of dissertation committee evaluations, student evaluations, assessment of results, and maintenance of records
  • Develop assessment tools for use in the program’s research sequence of courses. Coordinate with faculty to ensure the uniform use of the assessment tools for all assigned papers and dissertations
  • Coordinate with faculty to provide instruction to students and faculty about APA specifications for all student papers and dissertations and adequate feedback regarding the same
  • Participate and represent the PsyD Counseling Psychology program in meetings of the Council of Research Coordinators
  • Work with Program Chair(s) and the Director of Institutional Research to facilitate the institutional assessment
  • Attend Counseling Psychology Department Faculty & Staff Council meetings, as well as Department Management Council meetings, and provide reports as needed
  • Respond to student emails, calls, and inquiries within 72 hours per Pacifica’s communication policy

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • One Research Coordinator

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; and strong ability to exercise sound and experienced judgment based on thorough knowledge.

EDUCATION and/ or EXPERIENCE

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D, or Ed.D) in counseling or clinical psychology required.  Licensure as a psychologist in the State of California required.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • PC literate; MS Office (including Word and Excel)
  • General Office equipment
  • PowerCampus experience preferred
  • Specialized database experience preferred
  • Online learning experience (D2L)

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

  • Licensure as a Psychologist in the State of California


Staff Positions

Director of Clinical Training, PsyD Counseling Psychology Program

SUMMARY: Provide oversight for the Clinical Training office for the PsyD Counseling Psychology program, including all clinical training-related curriculum and processes for students to complete their required doctoral clinical training. This is an administrative position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Practicum and Internship:

  • Oversee the administrative structure of the PsyD Counseling Psychology’s Clinical Training office, including all administrative procedures, policies, and documentation relating to the process of student application, maintenance, and termination of clinical training placements
  • Develop and promote appropriate clinical training opportunities for students in their home communities, and maintain an active database of sites available to students
  • Oversee and maintain relationships with clinical training placement sites, maintaining familiarity with their policies, and mediating disputes between training sites and students
  • Ensure compliance with the policies and requirements of the Institute, Department, individual training site, relevant licensing board, and state and federal regulations regarding practicum and internship placements, as well as ethical requirements of the APA and relevant state jurisdictions
  • Supervise one Clinical Practicum Coordinator in administering student preparation and application for practicum and internship placements.
  • Maintain a Clinical Training Handbook for the Department, and update it annually to reflect changes in licensure requirements and program developments.
  • Oversee Clinical Training-related forms, such as hourly logs, site agreements, and supervisor evaluations, ensuring that forms are up to date and reflect current licensing requirements.
  • Oversee the maintenance of pages of the PGI website dedicated to clinical training for the PsyD Counseling Psychology program, ensuring that all materials are current and accessible.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the PsyD Counseling Psychology Clinical Training Resource Center on D2L, ensuring that all materials provided there are correct and current and that Dropboxes are working properly for students and the Clinical Training office.
  • Oversee the Personal Therapy requirement as a formal requirement of graduation.  This includes overseeing the “J-Grade hold” protocol and follow-through.
  • Prepare and manage annual Clinical Training Budget. Prepare annual budget projections and track expenses quarterly for Clinical Training office.

Comprehensive Exams:

  • Prepare and manage Capstone 1A: Comprehensive Examinations for each track.
  • Identify examiners and other staff or faculty involved in administration of the Comprehensive Exams as needed, in consultation with the Chair, providing any contract information to the Department Administrator.
  • Review Comprehensive Exam content annually with awareness of changes in legal/ethical environment and incorporating information generated from statistical review of previous exams.
  • Write and manage content for Comprehensive Exams.
  • Prepare and facilitate training for Examiners annually.
  • Oversee distribution of student evaluation of the Capstone 1A: Comprehensive Oral Exam process, Examiner Evaluations, assessment of results, and the maintenance of exam records.
  • In consultation with Chairs, arrange for appropriate remediation process for students who do not pass the Comprehensive Exams.

Practicum Seminar Courses:

  • Provide general oversight of the Practicum Seminar Courses, including making recommendations for instructors and teaching schedule to the Program Chair. Mentor instructors as needed.
  • In cooperation with the Chair and faculty, oversee syllabus development, book orders, and any handouts or other instructional material for Practicum Seminar classes.  Oversee establishment of Emergency Back-up Plans for each session of Practicum Seminar. Oversee and lead any instructor trainings deemed appropriate in consultation with the Chair.
  • Review student Clinical Practice Readiness Forms submitted by Practicum Seminar faculty.
  • Through direct experience with students as well as consultation with Seminar Instructors, identify student concerns or special needs with individual students.
  • Work in collaboration with the Program Administrator, and IT to ensure a professional online presence for these courses within the appropriate D2L course shells.

Liaison with Professional and Training Organizations:

  • Attend professional and clinical training organization meetings as a representative of the Department, in consultation with the Chair, including Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP), California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC), Bay Area Psychology Internship Council (BAPIC), and others as deemed appropriate.

Liaison with Licensing Boards:

  • Attend educational opportunities, read Board of Psychology minutes and CPA/APA legislative information, and interact with Board of Psychology (BoP) and California Psychological Association (CPA) as appropriate in order to ensure that all clinical training and licensing related activities, including coursework, reflect accurate and current information.
  • Inform Chairs of upcoming changes in the legislative/regulatory environment that impact clinical training operations and program content.
  • Ensure departmental compliance with relevant CA BoP requirements relating to practicum and internship training.

Out of State Students:

  • Oversee the review of out-of-state licensing requirements for current students and graduates, and serve as the interface with students, licensing boards, and evaluators.
  • Oversee out-of-state student issues and meet with students in order to provide guidance on their obligation to track and meet the licensing requirements of resident state.
  • Respond to out-of-state student concerns and questions as they arise.
  • Complete required state licensing program verification forms for current graduates and alumni as necessary. Collaborate with the Registrar Coordinator in regards to alum form completion, as well as transcript J Grade Holds.
  • Collaborate with the PsyD Program Administrator and the Chair regarding student deferrals, leave of absences, and Academic Plans as they impact clinical training.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • One Clinical Training Coordinator

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; and strong ability to exercise sound and experienced judgment based on thorough knowledge.

EDUCATION and/ or EXPERIENCE:

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D, or Ed.D) in counseling or clinical psychology required.  Licensure as a psychologist in the State of California required.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • PC literate; MS Office (including Word and Excel)
  • General Office equipment
  • PowerCampus experience preferred
  • Specialized database experience preferred
  • Online learning experience (D2L)

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:

  • Licensure as a Psychologist in the State of California

 


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