California State University Channel Islands — Provost

California State University Channel Islands (CI) invites nominations and applications for its next Provost. The Provost reports to President Erika Beck and serves on the president’s cabinet. The new Provost is expected to take office in the summer of 2017.

Founded in 2002, California State University Channel Islands, located in Camarillo midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, is the newest campus in the 23-campus California State University system. CI enrolls over 6,600 students, including nearly 300 graduate and post-baccalaureate students, and offers 25 undergraduate majors, ten graduate degrees, a joint doctorate in educational leadership, and a variety of certificate and teaching credential programs. We expect steady growth in the coming decades resulting in at least doubling our current size. This position offers a unique opportunity to help a vibrant young institution move into its next phase.

CI is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that values the diversity of its students and community. The current undergraduate student body is 32% Hispanic, 71% Pell-eligible, and 54% first-generation college students. Over half of our undergraduates are transfers from community colleges. We are deeply committed to serving and developing all of our students.

As chief academic officer, the Provost provides leadership and guidance to senior staff and faculty in Academic Affairs and ensures that the University mission is embedded in all activities of the division. The Provost also works in strong partnership with Student Affairs to provide a holistic approach to educational access, excellence, and success for our diverse student body.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate or terminal degree and a demonstrated record of distinguished research, scholarship, and teaching that merits the award of tenure at the rank of full professor. In addition, s/he must have a successful record of substantial, executive-level, academic leadership, including fiscal management and personnel responsibilities, at the level of dean or higher.

The University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. To view a full position profile that outlines additional required and desired qualifications and information about the institution, see Current Searches at Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, 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 January 3, 2017, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Ann Die Hasselmo at or Andrea Cowsert at

CI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population, welcoming people from all backgrounds, to sustain an environment in which all can thrive, create, work and learn. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.