Core Faculty, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, CA
Closing date
Dec 3, 2021

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Allied Health and Social Care, Psychology/Counselling
Company Description:

Institutional Setting: The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an internationally recognized leader in integral education. Located in the heart of San Francisco, it was the first accredited university in North America to offer programs that connect the insights of Western psychology with Eastern spirituality. It is accredited by the Western Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

The Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program at CIIS has been educating psychologists for over 25 years. Our alumni have established a highly regarded presence in the Bay Area and beyond, occupying many leadership roles in the professional community. Our distinctive approach to doctoral education synthesizes integral philosophy and contemporary psychodynamic approaches to psychotherapy. We emphasize the radical roots of this discipline, as well as its unparalleled emphasis on the therapeutic relationship as a catalyst for change. Our faculty is deeply interested in the many intersections between psychodynamic psychotherapy and humanistic, existential, somatic, and transpersonal psychotherapies. In addition, we actively cultivate dialogue between Western psychology and other wisdom/spiritual traditions. Our curriculum reflects the breath afforded by interdisciplinary inquiry.

Job Description:

Position Summary: We are seeking core faculty, Assistant/Associate Professor Rank, to contribute to the growth and direction of our innovative Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program. We are offering half-time appointments. We are particularly interested in continuing to grow the diversity of our community, and enthusiastically welcome applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in higher education. Successful candidates will join a community who shares a passion for social justice and for working with underserved populations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Half-time core faculty teach 2-3 courses per academic year. Faculty also serve as primary academic and dissertation advisors for students, as well as participate in Institute governance through committee membership and other projects. In addition, faculty members are expected to be actively involved in the delivery of mental health services (e.g., through a part-time clinical job or private practice) and pursue individual research and/or other forms of scholarship.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in psychology.
  • Licensed or license-eligible in California.
  • Experience in the practice and teaching of psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Additional Information:

CONTRACT LENGTH: 12 months (initial)

SUPERVISOR: Department Chair

FLSA STATUS: Part-Time, Exempt


Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health benefits package and sabbatical.


Background Check -- Due to the sensitivity and requirements of our positions, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You will also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses or credentials pertinent to the position. If your job requires driving on behalf of CIIS you will be required to provide proof of a valid driver's license.
Visa Sponsorship -- Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
Relocation Assistance -- This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.


CIIS is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio- economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual and bicultural students, faculty and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual and intersex (LGBTQQAI).

Application Instructions:


Please use the Apply Now link to submit application.

Application materials should include:
  • Letter of intent with a statement of professional and scholarly interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 recent professional letters of recommendation
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Sample syllabi and teaching evaluations

Additional relevant scholarly/professional work samples

Start Date: July 1, 2022.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt of your materials and will continue until position is filled. It is recommended that applications are submitted before December 1, 2021 to receive priority consideration.

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