Associate or Full Professor, Integral and Trans...

California Institute of Integral Studies

United States

October 11, 2021


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 Type: Full-time 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 (ACAOM).

Job Description:


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 Somatic Psychology.


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 experiential learning.
  • Ability to mentor students and direct doctoral dissertations.
  • Willingness to participate in ITP community events and to take up administrative responsibilities
  • Participation in twice a year, 5-day intensives (may be in person again in the future, currently virtual).
  • Additional Information:

    Due to the unique nature of the department and the institution, candidates are urged to consult the ITP pages at the CIIS website (www., 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 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:

    Applications will be reviewed beginning October 10, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

    Using the Apply Now link, please submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • 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

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