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Core Faculty in Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization

in the M.A./Ph.D. Depth Psychology Program, Pacifica Graduate Institute


Applications are invited for the open rank position of fulltime core faculty in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies Specialization of the Depth Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, effective fall 2022.

Pacifica Graduate Institute 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. .  This full-time position will require the candidate to be located within acceptable proximity to Pacifica’s Santa Barbara-area campuses to allow for regular campus presence/engagement.

Pacifica 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 encourage applications from people in historically under-represented groups.


About the Program

This innovative specialization, housed within Pacifica’s MA/Ph.D. graduate program in depth psychology, is grounded in Jungian and archetypal traditions. Building on the work of C. G. Jung and James Hillman, it is concerned with approaches to the psyche that foster healing, transformation, self-expression, creativity, and the development of consciousness. Not a clinical training program, it focuses on scholarship in depth psychology and its application to multiple disciplines and aspects of human experience. Engagement in transformative depth psychological approaches to individual, collective, cultural, and ecological concerns are central to the curriculum.

Job Description

The candidate for this position is expected to teach and perform a range of administrative functions primarily in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization, a “hybrid” program with once-a-quarter residential visits augmented with online learning. The candidate might also teach other hybrid courses (especially in the MA program in Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life) or traditional delivery courses across Pacifica’s degree programs as needed and per qualifications.


Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in psychology, the humanities, or a related discipline.

Three years of teaching experience at graduate level in depth psychology or related field. 

Record of publications in the field (books, articles)

Expertise in depth psychological theories and practices (Jungian, post-Jungian, and archetypal), and qualitative research traditions (especially hermeneutic and phenomenological).

Expertise in and ability to teach courses in multiple areas of Jungian and/or archetypal psychology.

Demonstrated ability to teach online.

Experience serving on graduate-level doctoral dissertation committees and ability to mentor students in the dissertation process.

Competence using information technology.

Experience of performing administrative duties in graduate education, such as applicant file reviews and interviews, open houses, and exams

Willingness to periodically serve as specialization Chair or Associate Chair in line with program needs.

Sensitivity to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.

Commitment to Pacifica’s mission to “tend the soul of and in the world.” We value transformative and collaborative learning, social justice, community building, environmental awareness, imagination, embodied learning, and the arts.

Please visit our website to familiarize yourself with our program. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recently published paper, statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, background working with dissertation students, courses you would be qualified to teach, your experience of working with students of diverse backgrounds, and three references. Send applications to:

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

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