Associate or Full Professor, Integral and Transpersonal Psychology
Category: Faculty Positions
Department: Integral and Transpersonal Psychology
Locations: San Francisco, CA
Posted: Sep 10, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Position ID: 136634
About California Institute of Integral Studies:
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an internationally-
recognized leader in integral education. CIIS has an enrollment of more than
1,500 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 10 award-winning clinics.
CIIS is accredited by the Western Senior College and University Commission
(WSCUC) and Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
ABOUT THE DEGREE
The ITP program is an online research oriented Ph.D. that seeks to advance a
transformative psychology of the whole person through quantitative,
qualitative and art-based research and writing. It is designed to meet the
needs and goals of working professionals, be they entrepreneurs seeking to
ground themselves in scholarship, practitioners looking to deepen their
knowledge in order to contribute to their field, or individuals with a desire
to expand their horizons. The core curriculum offers an overview of the many
whole-person approaches to psychology, blended with a strong emphasis on
scholarly and research skills. Current focus areas include integral and
transpersonal psychology, somatic studies, and consciousness studies and
contemplative neuroscience. The program also included a designated emphasis in
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties for a full-time position include: Teach and/or supervise dissertations
(18 units per year), advise new and continuing students, assess
Comprehensive Exams, serve on university committees, attend faculty and
student meetings, work collaboratively with faculty and program director,
conduct information sessions and admissions interviews, attend CIIS-wide Open
Houses, and engage in professional development.
In reviewing applications, the committee will place high value on:
Commitment to the mission and disciplines explored by the ITP department.
Scholarly expertise and/or proficiency in teaching in such areas as
integral psychology, transpersonal psychology, transpersonal studies,
cultural psychology, contemplative psychology, ecopsychology,
consciousness studies, somatic psychology, neuroscience, critical
thinking, scholarly writing, research design, research methods.
Experience in teaching courses that focus on the intersection of
psychology and spirituality across cultures or other interdisciplinary
perspectives on whole-person psychology and culture
Scholarly publications and engaged scholarship in the above areas.
Academic experience working with culturally diverse groups; demonstrable
awareness of the importance of engaging and valuing diversity; viewing
diversity as integral to all phases of education and scholarship.
Inspiring and effective teaching skills, including facilitation of
Ability to mentor students and direct doctoral dissertations.
Willingness to participate in ITP community events and to take up
Participation in twice a year, 5-day intensives (may be in person again
in the future, currently virtual).
Due to the unique nature of the department and the institution, candidates are
urged to consult the ITP pages at the CIIS website (www. ciis.edu), to assess
their alignment with the departmental and institutional missions.
Additionally, we ask that you not apply unless you have actual expertise in at
least one of the primary areas mentioned above.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with skills and experience.
NOTES TO CANDIDATE
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
Relocation Assistance -- This position is not eligible for relocation
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY
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).
Applications will be reviewed beginning October 10, 2021. The position will
remain open until filled.
Using the Apply Now link, please submit:
Current curriculum vitae
Contact information for three professional references
A teaching portfolio (Syllabus for one class and teaching statement)
A published writing sample
For further inquiries, please email CIIS Human Resources at HROffice@ciis.edu.