Admin building at the Lambert Campus, green grass, oak trees

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



Direct, manage, and supervise all facets of Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Library Services departments at both the Ladera and Lambert campuses.


  • Propose and manage operating and capital budgets for Library throughout and among multiple fiscal years. This includes budget tracking of database vendor contracts for the operating budget and print or other physical medium acquisitions for the capital budget.
  • Maintain library website via WordPress CMS and associated web services including EBSCO Admin Site, EBSCO Net, and all aspects of hosted EZProxy installation.
  • Oversee multiple vendor acquisition and administration portals for EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale, OCLC, Oxford, SCELC, and other organizations.
  • Provide the strategic plan for the library, and ensure the library follows that plan on a daily and long-term basis.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure efficient systems and resource usage.
  • Manage multiple contracts with vendors and consultants.
  • Collaborate with IT department to offer students reliable technological resources and delivery systems and provide the future vision for library services.
  • Supervise Library staff which includes, recruitment, management, and development as well evaluations and recommendations for hire and discharge.
  • Be able to provide reference and circulation support when needed to students, faculty, alumni, staff, and Friends of the Library.
  • Monitor all departmental staff for compliance with Pacifica, WASC, and other external agencies’ policies.
  • Maximize teambuilding approach to management.
  • Collaborate with all staff institutional departments to ensure that the library offers the necessary services and future needs.
  • Troubleshoot all aspects of the Graduate Research Library, including technical services, circulation, reference, special collections, interlibrary loan, and acquisitions. Initiate changes as necessary.
  • Consult with all academic departments regarding future needs.
  • Consult with faculty in determining purchasing priorities.
  • Assign daily to long-term work and projects for Graduate Research Library staff and writing tutors.
  • Provide opportunities for growth among the staff whenever possible.
  • Train staff as needed.
  • Provide bibliographic instruction whenever required to students and faculty.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with professional groups and external library consortia.
  • Execute all other duties as assigned including committee work and special projects by Pacifica administration.
  • Work collaboratively with OPUS Archives.
  • Represent Library Services and the Open Access Movement in Staff Director’s meetings.
  • Prepares accreditation, progress reports, and other factual reports for Pacifica Board of Trustees and external organizations when requested.
  • Represent Pacifica Graduate Research Library to external professional and accrediting agencies.
  • Serve on institutional committees whenever requested.


  • Supervise all library staff including reference librarians and special collections librarian.
  • Evaluate staff performance and file all necessary paperwork.
  • Participate in hiring decisions and recommend discharge when appropriate.


To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty competently and in a timely fashion. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have an MLIS from an ALA-accredited university.

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 of all issues endemic to academic libraries; ability to remain current on trends within information technology, library services, and instruction pedagogy. Strong sense of student service needed.


  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited university.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in the field.
  • Academic setting experience preferred.
  • Extensive experience with technical services and library systems integration.
  • Student service experience in an academic setting, especially reference, preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of Depth Psychology; some familiarity with the works of authors in that field.
  • Experience with policy development experience, preferred.


Sophisticated experience required in administering library vendor databases, subscription services, the Koha Integrated Library System, Library World OPAC, WordPress CMS, responsive web design, EBSCO systems integration, and extensive “user” web experience. Online content management systems and web authoring tools for creating online tutorials and guides.



Under the general supervision of the Director of Admissions, the Senior Admissions Coordinator will perform functions critical for reaching departmental goals and ensures satisfaction with the Office of Admissions. The Admissions Coordinator will work closely with internal and external clients to plan, promote, and coordinate Admissions Events. A Senior Coordinator will oversee the Admissions Coordinators and ensure that the admissions office conforms to institutional policies and procedures.


  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, and presentation skills.
  • Exceptional attend to detail
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and work effectively, independently, and efficiently with tight time constraints.
  • Schedule and provide campus tours, as necessary.
  • The point of contact for event scheduling and promotions, contract coordination, and communication amongst internal and external clients and stakeholders; provides coordination and direction of staff for events; evaluates and resolves issues; researches alternative solutions; and provides recommendations.
  • Coordinates all marketing communication including displays, print and social media communications and Audio/Video requests.
  • Establish and maintain scalable processes that ensure best practices for Office of Admissions campaigns and lead management.
  • Performs professional research and analysis related of admissions activities, effectiveness, and business impact; researches industry standards, trends, best practices, and emerging technologies; designs and prepares reports.
  • External and Internal document preparation for students and staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Oversee Admissions Coordinators in support of the Admissions Advisors
  • Address, resolve, redirect or elevate admissions office inquiries or related issues
  • Accurately report Admissions office statistics and closely track admissions funnel


  • Must be able to work onsite at our campuses in Santa Barbara Area.
  • Ability to work a varying schedule to include evenings, weekends, extended hours and occasional holidays when needed.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • promotions or closely related field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.
  • Experience with CRMs (i.e., Hubspot), with ERPs (especially Power Campus), event registration software (i.e., EventBrite), SurveyMonkey, and DocuSign are strongly desired.
  • Experience working in an academic environment is preferred.

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