Core Faculty - Integral Counseling Psychology

Dec 06, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Company Description:

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an internationally-recognized leader in integral education. CIIS has an enrollment of more than 1,400 students pursuing degrees in a variety of academic programs in its schools of Consciousness and Transformation, Professional Psychology and Health, Undergraduate Studies, and American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM). In addition, CIIS hosts a vibrant art exhibition program through The Arts at CIIS, and offers a dynamic array of events through its Public Programs division, including workshops, lectures, and certificate programs. The University provides affordable mental health and acupuncture services to the San Francisco Bay Area through its ten award-winning clinics. CIIS is accredited by the Western Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

Job Description:


The Integral Counseling Psychology (ICP) Program of the CIIS is accepting applications for two full-time faculty positions. The ICP program prepares students for the State of California MFT and LPCC licenses and a career in doing counseling and psychotherapy.

The ICP program is offered in both a traditional weekly and an intensive weekend format. The weekend program begins with an eight-day retreat each August, followed by one weekend per month between September and May, in Fall and Spring Semesters. Weekday and weekend schedule flexibility and availability will be important.


Teaching, advising and administration in the graduate program allows faculty members the opportunity to exercise broad-ranging intellectual curiosity; to work collaboratively with colleagues and students in formulating interdisciplinary inquiries; to develop and implement curriculum that addresses clinical theory and practice, cultural and contextual influences and factors (e.g., how cultural, gender and lifestyle issues shape people's experiences and concerns); and to create inclusive learning environments for students and faculty members.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Graduate-level classroom instruction
  • Academic advising
  • Admissions interviews
  • Participation on ICP and Institute-wide governance committees and meetings
  • Possible clinical supervision
  • Administrative duties as needed



  • Doctoral degree or MA degree; licensed as a psychotherapist in the State of California, with significant teaching experience and publication record
  • Experience in graduate clinical education and training
  • Training in approaches to depth psychotherapy
  • Clinical experience in private practice and in long-term psychotherapy with clients
  • Experience in community mental health settings
  • Background in and understanding of transpersonal orientations
  • Ability to teach at the graduate level these clinical foundation courses: 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; group supervision
  • Experience working with diverse client populations
  • Demonstrated ability to address issues of race, class, gender and ethnicity that arise in the classroom
  • Affinity for the CIIS mission and pedagogy
  • Interest in scholarly productivity
  • Administrative skills related to student advising, standards and policy enforcement, evaluation of students' academic progress, and other areas as needed

Additional Information:


Salary commensurate with skills and experience.


  • 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 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 and intersex (LGBTQQI).

Application Instructions:

Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Using the Apply Now link, please submit the following online:

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Descriptive letter addressing all qualifications and demonstrating interest in mission of ICP Program
  • Specific teaching experiences and scholarly interests
  • Professional/scholarly work examples
  • Names and contact information of three professional references


Similar jobs

Similar jobs