Core Faculty, Clinical Psychology (74 views)

Santa Barbara, California
March 15, 2023


The Clinical Psychology Program specializes in depth psychological research and clinical practice. We are seeking scholars trained in psychology, experience in depth psychology – e.g., Psychoanalysis, Jungian Analysis, Phenomenology, Archetypal Psychology, Post-Jungian theory, Feminist and Social Constructivist Perspectives.

The program promotes diverse critical perspectives, methodologies, and practices in depth psychological traditions however, applicants must show evidence of training and experience in one or both of the following areas: direct clinical service provision, including depth psychological treatments and supervision; group psychotherapy and a systems approach to development and transformation.

The successful candidate will join a community that shares a passion for and a commitment to engaged approaches in clinical work, reflective social justice, and the development of an ethically and politically relevant psychology. They will have the capacity to carry out high level of psychological science and academic scholarship, have familiarity with academic community engagement including participation in program administration and other forms of institutional citizenship.

As part of Pacifica’s commitment to supporting faculty development, advancement, and retention, the Clinical Psychology Program adopts a “Talent Rotation Development Model” to help Core Faculty develop the transferable skills, knowledge, and growth mindset needed to serve as Program Chair. The successful candidate will commit to serving in that role for additional compensation and for up to three years at a time, as needed by the program.


As Core Faculty, responsibilities include but are not limited to serving as key to the pedagogical and administrative functions of the program, providing stability and collaborative support for staff and learners. Core Faculty responsibilities fall into four main areas:

  • Teaching
  • Advising/Mentoring
  • Application of Clinical Psychology – Scholarship and Clinical Practice

Program and Institutional Service and Stewardship (committee responsibilities within Pacifica Graduate Institute)

  • Abide by all licensure related guidelines and regulations including those of WSCUC and the California Board of Psychology’s (BOP) educational requirements
  • Faculty must physically come to campus for academic sessions, community events, and faculty-related meetings. Performs other duties as assigned by Chair


Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology or Psychology; teaching experience; credentials that qualify for California certification as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) Experience with APA Accreditation is a plus.


  • Knowledge of depth psychological theoretical approaches and clinical applications.
  • Demonstrated record of and commitment to scholarly achievement and excellence.
  • Experience in working with adult learners and a diverse faculty and student body with strong multi-cultural competencies
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently, meet goals in a timely manner and be a positive member of the Pacifica community
  • A strong commitment and understanding of Pacifica Graduate Institute mission and learner-centered commitment, especially adult learners and non-traditional learners.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion in academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, as well as physical and learning disabilities of staff, faculty, and learners, and review curriculum, syllabi, and policies for such considerations.

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

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