California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) invites confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Vice Provost. The Vice Provost will provide key strategic academic leadership at a growing and vibrant institution committed to academic excellence and student success. The successful candidate will possess a singular commitment to serving a largely first generation, historically underserved student body and a demonstrated record of advancing inclusive excellence within an academic community. The search is open and international in its outreach.
The newest addition to the California State University system, California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 with 629 transfer students and welcomed its first freshman class in 2003. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities not only in California, but also in the nation. In 2019, CSUCI attained the inaugural Seal of Excelencia, granted by the Washington, D.C.-based organization, Excelencia in Education, for facilitating the success of Latinx students. CSUCI was also recognized by Time's MONEY Magazine as the 15th Most Transformative University in the nation based on post-graduate success and was ranked 20th in the nation for social mobility by CollegeNet for facilitating the economic mobility of its graduates.
As a regional public comprehensive university, CSUCI is a mission-based institution grounded in its four pillars of integrative approaches, community engagement, and multicultural and international perspectives. The faculty of CSUCI engage students in an inquiry-based curriculum and are dedicated to educating civically engaged leaders for a global society. CSUCI encourages research and scholarly activity in the pursuit of academic excellence by both faculty and students. CSUCI is poised to continue to grow in size and renown, while maintaining an immersive and student-focused learning environment. CSUCI offers 26 undergraduate majors, 6 graduate degrees, and a variety of certificate and teaching credential programs.
The 1200-acre University campus is located in coastal Ventura County and is home to more than 7,000 undergraduate and nearly 250 graduate students. A proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), 56% of the CSUCI students are Latinx, 25% are White, 2% are African-American, 6% are Asian-American, and 4% are multiracial.
The Vice Provost leads Division-wide initiatives advancing student success, retention, and graduation, while coordinating undergraduate and graduate academic programs, curriculum, data analytics, and sponsored programs. The Vice Provost is primarily responsible for implementing strategies that improve the quality of academic programs, make measurable progress on graduation and retention goals, and leverage institutional resources to advance mission critical initiatives pertaining to student outcomes, enrollment growth, and reputation.
Possession of a terminal degree in an academic field, and a record of professional achievement as a scholar and a teacher sufficient to be appointed with tenure at the rank of Professor are required. The ideal candidate will have a minimum four years of administrative experience and is expected to have a demonstrable record of achievement pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additional preferred qualifications include: administrative experience within a collective bargaining environment, ability to interact effectively with external constituents, knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in the public higher education sector, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
More information, including an institutional profile with a full list of duties and responsibilities, can be found at: https://academicsearch.org/open-searches-public/entry/8181/?search=8181.
How to Apply
The University is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:
The position is open until filled but only applications received by September 14, 2021, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Die Hasselmo and Chris Butler.
California State University Channel Islands is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status or protected veteran status.
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