Core Faculty Position in East-West Psychology
The department of East-West Psychology (EWP) at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) announces a full-time position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective fall 2013.
Starting Date: Fall 2013
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The department offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in EWP and a graduate-level Certificate in East-West Spiritual Counseling. The department is concerned with the meeting of Eastern, Western, and indigenous psychological and spiritual traditions. As an academic field, EWP constitutes a larger context for disciplines that explore the interface of psychology and spirituality, including transpersonal and integral psychology, depth psychology (Jungian, archetypal, and psychoanalytic), consciousness studies, ecopsychology, shamanism and indigenous studies, and contemplative psychology. Approaching the encounter among Eastern, Western, and indigenous worldviews in the spirit of dialogical inquiry and mutual transformation, the department explores the implications of this convergence for our diverse and multicultural world. This commitment also entails bridging psychospiritual growth with social transformation. The department offers an integral transformative education that encourages students to engage in the integration of knowledge and the integration of multiple ways of knowing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSThe ideal candidate will have a Ph.D., graduate-level teaching experience, a record of publication, and will complement the current EWP faculty’s expertise.
In reviewing applications, the committee will place high value on:
- Commitment to the mission and disciplines explored by the EWP department.
- Scholarly expertise and/or proficiency in teaching in such areas as Consciousness Studies, Shamanism and Indigenous Traditions, and Entheogenic Research. Proficiency in teaching Ecopsychology, Psychology and Spirituality, East-West Spiritual Traditions, and Theoretical/Qualitative Research Methods will also be valued.
- Scholarly publications and engaged scholarship on the above areas.
- Inspiring and effective teaching skills, including facilitation of experiential learning.
- Ability to mentor students and direct doctoral dissertations.
- Willingness to participate in EWP community events and take administrative responsibilities.
Due to the unique nature of the department and the institution, candidates are urged to consult the EWP pages at the CIIS website (www.ciis.edu), to assess their alignment with the departmental and institutional missions.
To apply, you may send the following materials to email@example.com,
- Candidates are required to send a cover letter,
- Curriculum vitae,
- Contact information for three references
- A teaching portfolio (including course syllabi, teaching statement, and teaching evaluations)
- And a published writing sample
Or, you may mail your materials to:
Professor Craig Chalquist/Chair
Attn: East West Psychology Search Committee
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103
Application deadline is 4/1/2013.
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.