Staff, Faculty and Student Employment Opportunities


Palo Alto University (PAU), a private, non-profit university located in the heart of Northern California’s Silicon Valley, is dedicated to addressing pressing and emerging issues in the fields of psychology and counseling to equitably meet the needs of today’s diverse communities. PAU offers undergraduate and graduate programs with online, hybrid and residential options. An engaged faculty, who make significant contributions to their fields and thrive as teachers and mentors, prepare practitioners, researchers and leaders through rigorous educational programs, research and extensive hands-on clinical practice opportunities. When you put all of this together, PAU creates a legacy of confident, competent, and compassionate professionals who are at the forefront of psychology and counseling and make a difference every day in the lives of others.

PAU was founded in 1975 as the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP), an independent, professional school and re-incorporated as Palo Alto University in August 2009. Continuously accredited since 1986 by WASC, PAU’s doctoral programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and its master’s in counseling programs by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). 

The following current positions are available:


Apply for employment at PAU if you:

  • Believe in our mission to prepare students to address pressing and emerging issues that equitably meet the needs of our ever-changing human condition, through education, research, and training in psychology and counseling.
  • Want to work at a compassionate organization that is committed to equity, inclusion and belonging; community and excellence.
  • Care about working for a university in which students are guided by engaged faculty who make significant contributions to their field, lead research efforts into cutting-edge areas, shape our curriculum based on the most current needs of the profession, and thrive as teachers and mentors.
  • PAU sees diversity in its staff and faculty as very important to serving its diverse student body. In compliance with law, the University practices non-discrimination in all its employment practices from recruitment to promotion, etc. PAU fully recognizes that there continues to be systemic racism in American society and seeks to contribute meaningfully to its end. 


Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Palo Alto University. If you are interested in applying for a job listing, please upload your resume and cover letter using the “apply” link on the job posting.

Palo Alto University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at or 650-433-3881.

PAU has many collaborative partnerships with community organizations and institutions, including Stanford School of Medicine, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other mental health care organizations. PAU’s Gronowski Center teaching clinic delivers low-cost mental health services to the local community while also providing valuable, supervised training to PAU graduate students. In addition, PAU sponsors several academic research centers devoted to child mental health, evidence-based care for LGBTQ clients, excellence in diversity and community care, and internet-based global healthcare.