FountainPhoto: Pacifica is an accredited graduate school offering degree programs in the fields of Psychology, Mythological Studies and Humanities. We are located between the foothills and the Pacific Ocean a few miles south of Santa Barbara.

Pacifica offers a full benefit 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 by clicking on "Contact Us" then clicking on the department in which you are interested. 

Core Faculty Positions                                                                

Pacifica Graduate Institute is recruiting for Core Faculty positions for the 2013 academic year in:

  • Clinical Psychology Department
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology Department

Pacifica’s mission and curriculum are grounded in Jungian, imaginal, and archetypal depth psychologies.


  • Preferably, a doctorate in psychology or a closely related field (M.A. candidates with strong qualifications may be considered).
  • Licensed in mental health depending upon program assignment.
  • Prior experience teaching at graduate level.
  • Clinical and research experience depending upon program assignment.

General Duties and Responsibilities:
All positions emphasize excellence and experience in teaching at the graduate level. Successful candidates are required to carry full academic loads and be involved in: advising, department and school committees, teaching across curriculum areas, program development, thesis/dissertation committees, assessment, admissions reviews and interviews, evidence of scholarly publications, and community service. An understanding of depth psychological perspectives is essential.

Core Faculty Applicants


M.A./Ph.D. Depth Psychology Program: Core Faculty with primary focus in the Somatic Studies specialization

Pacifica Graduate Institute, is an accredited graduate college offering Psychology and Mythological Study degrees in the tradition of depth psychology, and is currently seeking a Core Faculty with primary focus in the Somatic specialization..

This innovative graduate program in depth psychology is grounded in Jungian, archetypal, psychoanalytic, and cultural studies, all reconsidered with an emphasis on somatic awareness and wisdom. Although not a clinical training program, it does address the historical and expanding roles of depth psychology and somatic psychology in various approaches to healing. The candidate for this position will be teaching and performing administrative functions primarily in the Somatic Studies specialization, in addition to teaching courses across Pacifica’s degree programs as needed and per qualifications. Qualifications: Ph.D. in psychology, cultural studies, education, or a humanities-related field; expertise in depth psychological theories and practices (psychoanalytic, Jungian, post-Jungian, and/or archetypal), and qualitative research traditions (i.e., hermeneutic, phenomenological, narrative, ethnography), three years academic teaching experience; publication and community service; commitment to cultural and ethnic diversity in education. We value transformative and collaborative learning, community building, environmental awareness, imagination, embodied learning, and the arts. Visit our website to familiarize yourself with our program at: http://www.pacifica.edu/Somatic_Studies_Course_Descriptions.aspx. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recently published paper, statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, background working with dissertation students, courses from the Somatic specialization curriculum you would be qualified to teach, your interest working with students of diverse backgrounds, and three references to: Applications accepted via electronic submission only to: hr@pacifica.edu Please indicate in subject line “Somatic Studies Specialization” APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 14, 2014

Requirements:3-5 years of experience in a fast paced Human Resources Department; 3-5 years of experience with ADP Work Force Now including reporting, and the HR Modules; thorough knowledge of State and Federal Labor Law; knowledge of California Payroll Laws; must be PC literate, MS Office (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint); experience in data base administration; ten key by touch; general office equipment.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and three professional references. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with background and experience.

Please forward all information to:

Office of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA  93013



Core Faculty - Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Program

Pacifica Graduate Institute invites applications for Core Faculty in its Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Program. Pacifica Graduate Institute is a faculty and staff owned private institution, and is located in the beautiful Santa Barbara area, nestled between mountains and the sea.

Candidates are sought with expertise in clinical training, supervision, and assessment with an emphasis in cultural diversity. Candidates with experience in APA self-study and application processes are favored. The position requires evidence of graduate level teaching experience, familiarity with depth psychology, capability to supervise doctoral research, a record of scholarship, and a commitment to multicultural training. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology, and be licensed or license eligible in California.

Send vitae, a letter of application describing interests and fit for the position, and three letters of recommendation. The position will start in September, 2014, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates from diverse populations are encouraged to apply. /p>

Please forward all information to:

Oksana Yakushko, PhD
Chair, Clinical Psychology Department
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Rd.
Carpinteria, CA 93013



Submit a letter of interest indicating which department you are applying, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing your teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation to the address listed below. If you are interested in more than one department, please send separate letters of interest for each department.

Department of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA  93013


Staff Positions     



Security Officer Part-Time

Summary: Pacifica is seeking a Part-Time Security Guard to be on campus from 11:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Will respond to emergencies and secure premises.

Must be responsible, dependable and customer service oriented. A Background check will be conducted.

Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to:

Office of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA  93013



 Assistant Director of Public Programs

Summary: The Public Programs Department is a point of entry for people inquiring about Pacifica or visiting the campuses. This position requires a keen understanding of Pacifica’s mission and the ability to communicate and support it in the office and at each event. This position requires an interest in Depth Psychology; knowledge of Depth Psychology is a real plus.


  • Attend Public Program Planning Committee meetings
  • Oversee and coordinate the work of the Public Programs Administrators
  • Negotiate with outside venues to identify specific needs for space, food & beverage, sleeping rooms, etc., if needed
  • Coordinate logistics for public programs and Introduction to Pacifica days
  • Facilitate and host Introductions and other various programs
  • Prepare Speaker Agreements for presenters
  • Review and submit invoices to Business Office
  • Coordinate mail lists and mailings for public programs
  • Create confirmation letters and supplemental materials for various events
  • Create registration databases for all events
  • Coordinate on-campus housing with Guest Services Coordinator
  • Handle Disability Services Requests for Department
  • Maintain outgoing messages on department extension
  • Oversee scholarship awards
  • Proof and edit printed materials and website
  • Create internal and external documents
  • Maintain office meeting minutes
  • Host events onsite


  • Coordinate various aspects of production for outside groups
  • Coordinate logistics for meetings and other miscellaneous events
  • Handle ‘Remove me’ from mailing list requests
  • Answers department phone and email as needed
  • Initiate and/or attend meetings as necessary           
  • Interview, hire, and train new staff for department
  • Oversee department expense database
  • Liaison with the Facilities and IT Departments
  • Maintain Department Black Book Job Manual


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred.
  • 1-2 years of event planning experience.
  • Familiarity with virtual events a plus.
  • Be PC literate, MS Office (including Word and Excel; Filemaker Pro a must. InDesign and/or Photoshop a plus. Ability and willingness to learn PowerCampus.
  • Be confident and comfortable speaking in public.
  • Be able to handle difficult situations and people.
  • Be able to interface with a number of different departments and people.
  • Be detailed oriented with excellent prioritization, time-management, and organizational skills.
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills both verbal and written.
  • Able to multi-task, initiate and follow-through, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Able to problem-solve while maintaining creativity.
  • Flexibility to staff weekend/evening events required.
  • Interest in Depth Psychology a must; knowledge in Depth Psychology a plus.

Applicants please send Cover letter, resume to:

Office of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA  93013



Library Assistant I


Pacifica Graduate Institute is an accredited graduate school offering Master's and PhD degrees in Psychology, Humanities, and Mythological Studies in the tradition of depth psychology. Pacifica is located in beautiful Carpinteria, CA.

For this entry level position responsibilities include; assisting with circulation service, shelve books, process reserves and holds, track overdue items and collect fines and fees. Assist patrons in person, by e-mail, telephone or in writing, repair or replace damaged library materials, assist with ordering library supplies, assist with clerical tasks such as faxing, mailings, and photocopying and with special projects and assist students with basic computer needs. Work hours are normally 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday through Tuesday.

Requires excellent customer service and basic computer knowledge. Must be able to work flexible hours and lift up to 30 lbs.

Applicants please send Cover letter, resume to:

Office of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA  93013



  Staff Applicants

  Are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history to:

Department of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Rd.
Carpinteria, CA 93013