Full Time Faculty and Program Director
Somatic Psychology M.A. Program
Starting Date: July 1, 2015

The Somatic Psychology Program of the California Institute for Integral Studies announces an opening for a full-time faculty member who will also assume the role of Program Director at the end of the first year of the contract. The Somatic Psychology program at CIIS is an original one in the field, and one of four accredited clinical degree programs in the US that integrate both traditional and body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy. Students graduate with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Somatic Psychotherapy. 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 licensure in the State of California.

From its creation 30 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. It now has a community of 80-120 students. 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 somatic psychotherapy. The program has an active interest in developing a larger research component in the program. The program has for many years supported a successful clinic where students earn practicum credits while doing and learning body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy under the supervision of licensed practitioners.

Duties Include: The Program Director will teach 12 units per year, organize Somatic Psychology program faculty and student meetings, recruit and train new program faculty, serve as liaison with the administrative departmental chair, collaborate with faculty and the Academic Vice-President, lead discussions about policy and training, and work with fellow Program Directors.

Minimum Qualifications:
Successful applicants will hold a doctorate degree or equivalent. They will have broad and deep experience in the field of Somatic Psychology, graduate level teaching experience, and background in both family systems approaches and psychodynamic approaches to psychotherapy. Evidence of established research interest, cultural studies and community orientation will be enhancing. Applicants must also show evidence of administrative and leadership skills and experience.

Salary: At the Associate level and is commensurate with academic experience.
CIIS is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minorities and individuals with disabilities. Early career professionals are also encouraged to apply.

Benefits: Excellent health benefits package.

You must apply online:

In addition to your online application, please forward your two published articles, and two letters of recommendation to jobs@ciis.edu.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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).


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