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Job Location

Position can be in-person or remote, but will require quarterly travel to the Institute campus in Encinitas, CA at a minimum.

Type of Job

Published Date

December 18, 2023 at 8:00:00 PM

About the job

The Provost will be responsible for cohesive academic functioning at the California Institute for Human Science, with a priority for student and faculty success. This position oversees meeting WASC accreditation requirements, state authorizations, US Department of Education Title IV regulations, Optional Practical Training (OPT), and other regulatory aspects of the university. The Provost leads all academic initiatives for improvement and works closely with the university President to advance the institution’s strategic goals.

Essential Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Student Success

  1. Monitor and advance student progress and success rates; oversee student complaint and appeal due diligence.

  2. Promote optimal learning environments through faculty and curricular supervision.

  3. Coordinate with student services to manage student life activities.

  4. Oversee SEVIS procedures for foreign students.

Faculty and Staff Management

  1. Assist program directors with the recruitment,  hiring, and orientation of faculty and staff; assure faculty are meeting      qualifications.

  2. Oversee and participate in faculty and staff  evaluation and development; utilize course evaluations and other information channels to monitor faculty and modify faculty goals as needed.

  3.  Oversee teaching and committee assignments; monitor      faculty teaching hours in concert with other faculty expectations to  assure reasonable and equitable workload.

  4. Facilitate establishment of faculty development goals for each faculty and staff member.

  5. Oversee faculty scholarly agendas and provide needed resources.

  6. Support faculty with student-related advisement, progression, and retention issues.

  7. Assure best practices of learning are being utilized.

  8. Serve as ex-officio member of curriculum committee and Faculty Senate.

Quality Improvement and Accreditation

  1. Oversee the collection of program outcome data.

  2. Assist team in analysis of outcome data to determine areas for curricular and program improvement.

  3. Participate in Board of Trustee Meetings,  providing academic operations information as requested.

  4.  Maintain compliance with accreditation standards, state regulations, and Department of Education Title IV regulations and  IPEDS reporting.

  5. Lead the development and submission of  accreditation and regulatory documents in a timely manner.

Strategic Planning and Advancement

  1. a. Assist with planning, policy, and tactical  development of the institution’s strategic plan as necessary to fulfill  goals and plans of the institute; participate with school deans and directors  to advance the Institute.

  2. b. Work  with marketing and admissions to develop and implement marketing  strategies to promote the Institute.

  3. c. Assist in the development of catalogs, manuals and handbooks.

Administrative Operations

a. Ensure and oversee the day-to-day operational functions of the university.

b. Work with the President and to develop and implement budgets.

c. Uphold  policies of the Institute.


a. Actively participate in professional associations that align with the Institute’s mission.

b. Support and exemplify the Institute’s core values.

c. Serve as Institute liaison in community and/or professional activities.

d. Promote professionalism by modeling and encouraging such behaviors through all work endeavors.


  1. a. Support and guide research activities of faculty  and students.

  2. b. Create and disseminate scholarly work in related  fields of study.


· Perform other duties and responsibilities that the Board of Trustees or President deem necessary.


  • Position can be in-person or  remote, but will require quarterly travel to the Institute campus in  Encinitas, CA at a minimum.


REPORTS TO: University President

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Responsible for the direction and supervision of program directors, academic and student services deans, along with partial supervision of shared administrative and other staff.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


To perform this job successfully you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. You will be evaluated, in part, based on your performance of each essential function. Appropriate reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  1. An academic doctoral degree is required.

  2. At least five years’ experience in academic administration.

  3. Strongly demonstrated leadership and organization ability. 

  4. Excellent written, oral, and data analysis skills.

  5. Experience with collaboration and teamwork building.


Communication - Communicates accurate, up-to-date information to all levels; expresses thoughts clearly; listens well; shows discretion in handling sensitive information.

Problem-Solving - Utilizes expertise, institutional resources, and sound reasoning; solves programmatic problems efficiently and effectively; incorporates outcomes information as appropriate; involves proper parties in the problem-solving process.

Decision Making - Makes decisions with sound judgment and a realistic understanding of issues.

Initiative - Actively seeks opportunities to make contributions vs. passively accepting situations; goes above expectations to achieve goals.

Flexibility - Recognizes/responds to unanticipated events and requirements; works a flexible schedule as needed.

Interpersonal Relationships- Establishes productive; cooperative relationships with all levels of organization; understands, responds to others’ needs and priorities.

Planning/Organization - Establishes a course of action for self and others to accomplish goals; demonstrates ability to manage time and priorities.

Diversity Oriented - Recognizes/values the benefits of the diversity of people, ideas and cultures.

Analytical - Synthesizes very complex and diverse information.

Salary Range:$110,000 to $140,000.

About us

CIHS is a mind, body, spirit not for profit (501-c-3) university that provides students with a multi-dimensional academic experience that bridges science and spirituality. We are a graduate school and research center, as well as a public learning community, on a mission to illuminate humanity through research-informed programs in integral health, integral noetic sciences, and psychology. We strive to equip and matriculate students with a deeper understanding of the nature of reality; and with the skill set to contribute to the betterment and sustainability of a global society.

How to apply

Please send a letter of interest and CV to and

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