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Core Faculty- Integral Counseling Psychology

California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, CA
Closing date
Mar 28, 2023

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Location: San Francisco, CA Category: Faculty Positions Posted On: Tue Mar 14 2023 Job Description:

The Integral Counseling Psychology (ICP) Program of the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is accepting applications for two full-time faculty positions.?The Integral Counseling Psychology Master of Arts program educates future psychotherapists by centering student development in the three pillars of psychology, spirituality, and social justice. Through experiential, contemplative, theoretical, and transformative learning, students deepen self-awareness and hone clinical skills in coursework and practicum placements. Inspired by integral yoga, the program aspires to graduate students versed in socially engaged spirituality, relational and liberatory approaches, and critical consciousness.

Although job candidates need not specialize in all three pillars, successful candidates will demonstrate a reverence for these three pillars in all aspects of the job. One of the hallmarks of the ICP program is personal and transformative growth through experiential, contemplative, and didactic learning. This includes collaborative discussions, community-building practices, mindfulness practices, and reflective writing, where students combine inner experience and personal development with preparation to work as a therapist.

Major responsibilities include teaching 18 units per year, advising students, attending faculty and university meetings, attending orientations and graduations, service on departmental and university-wide committees, and ongoing participation in scholarship and publication.


Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's or Doctoral degree in counseling psychology or related field; licensed clinician (or license-eligible) in the State of California
  • Successful experience teaching in graduate clinical education and training
  • Clinical experience in relational and long-term psychotherapy with clients
  • Successful experience working with social and culturally diverse clients.
  • Ability to teach one or more clinical foundation courses at the graduate level: therapeutic communication; the clinical relationship; transpersonal psychotherapy; family dynamics; and multicultural counseling.
  • Ability to teach at the graduate level one or more of these specialty courses: couples counseling; child therapy; trauma therapy; integrative seminar; gestalt therapy; psychodynamics.
  • Demonstrated ability to address, manage and facilitate dynamics around power, privilege, oppression, related to race, class, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, disability, neurodiversity, size, and ethnicity that arise in the classroom.
  • Experience evaluating, advising, and mentoring students in the program.
  • Interest in scholarly productivity
  • Affinity for the CIIS mission and the three pillars of ICP program

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Significant training and experience practicing and teaching in depth, relational, and/or transpersonal psychologies.
  • Successful experience in community mental health settings
  • A publication record and an interest in research
  • Background in and understanding of subtle, unconscious, spiritual, and transpersonal dimensions.
  • Experience serving and collaborating with other faculty on committees, tasks, and projects at various departmental, school, and university-wide levels.

Additional Information:

Salary Range:

Assistant Professor


Associate Professor





Working Conditions -- Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal, typically, Monday through Friday in the Day program. If teaching in the weekend program, Fridays-Sundays approximately once a month plus an 8-day intensive in August.

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 may 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 values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Every applicant will be considered regardless of race, color, ethnicity, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All qualified persons legally authorized to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided on request.

Due to CIIS's ongoing recruitment in other departments, please specify ICP CORE FACULTY POSITION in your application materials.? Please include:
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Transcripts
  • Descriptive letter addressing all qualifications and demonstrating interest in mission of ICP Program
  • A statement of teaching and scholarly interests
  • Professional/scholarly work examples
  • Names and contact information of three professional references.


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