Western Psychological Association

Core Faculty Position Available at California Institute of Integral Studies

Company Description:

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an internationally-recognized leader in integral education. CIIS has an enrollment of more than 1,600 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. 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 & Performances division, including workshops, concerts, and conferences. The University provides low-cost mental health and acupuncture services to the San Francisco Bay Area through its 10 award-winning counseling and acupuncture clinics. CIIS is accredited by the Western Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

Job Description:

Position: Core Faculty
Department: Community Mental Health M.A. Program
Supervisor: Department Chair
FLSA Status: Exempt, Either 1 Full-Time or 2 Half-Time Positions

Job Title: Core Faculty – Community Mental Health M.A. Program
Company Name: California Institute of Integral Studies
Location: San Francisco, California, 94103, USA


The Community Mental Health (CMH) program at CIIS is a unique program in psychotherapy training, with a focus on graduating students who exhibit solid clinical skills and a strong commitment to social justice and diversity. Students graduate with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Community Mental Health. It is one of five concentrations in The School of Professional Psychology and Health at CIIS that lead to the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology fulfilling the academic requirements for Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) licensure or the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the State of California.

From its creation ten years ago, the program has served as a seedbed for the evolution of a now rapidly growing body of successful practitioners and scholars in the field. The program creates an exciting learning environment that combines experiential work with didactic learning. New faculty will enter a community committed to discussion and forward-looking thought in the field of community and public mental health. For ten years the program has supported a successful clinic where students earn practicum credits while doing and learning community-oriented approaches to psychotherapy under the supervision of licensed practitioners.


  • Teach 18 credits per academic year (9 if half-time)
  • Serve as academic advisor to CMH students
  • Attend CMH program meetings; work collaboratively with program chair, faculty, and program manager to assume additional duties:
    • Complete program-related projects as assigned (i.e., updating program handbooks, participating in program assessment and review, working to improve the program in various ways)
    • Hold essential faculty roles (i.e., Director of Clinical Training, Assessment Lead, etc.)
    • Participate in scholarly and/or service pursuits
    • Hold active membership in departmental and CIIS-wide governance committees
    • Attend program-related events (i.e., orientation, student representative meetings)
  • Engage actively in student recruitment (i.e., conduct info sessions, offer trainings in the community, attend events on behalf of the CMH program)



Successful applicants will hold a doctoral degree (preferred) or a Master’s level degree in Counseling Psychology or a related area, and will be licensed (or imminently eligible for licensure) in California either as a marriage and family therapist, a licensed professional clinical counselor or a clinical psychologist. They will have broad and deep experience in the field of Community Mental Health, graduate level teaching experience, and background in various approaches to psychotherapy. Evidence of established research interest and/or community service in mental health is required. Demonstrated competence in cultural studies and community mental health are required. For this position, we seek expertise in family systems, couples and family therapy, child/adolescent therapy, multicultural populations, substance abuse, humanistic/mindfulness-based therapies, and/or deep familiarity with CA BBS regulations and requirements.

Additional Information:


  • 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. Start date is July 1, 2018.

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

  • Letter of Interest
  • CV
  • Two published articles or sample syllabi or other evidence of scholarly activity or community service.
  • Two letters of recommendation


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