Position Overview

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California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) invites nominations and applications for the position of President. CIIS seeks an accomplished, innovative and entrepreneurial leader who will serve as the chief executive officer of the institute, partnering with the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff to implement a progressive and evolving strategy, grounded in the institution’s mission and founding principles. The president must possess the temperament, mindset, experience, skills and drive required to lead CIIS into the future, while exemplifying the character and qualities expected in a highly visible and trusted educator and community leader.

An internationally recognized leader in integral education, CIIS has an enrollment of more than 1,550 students pursuing degrees in more than 25 academic programs in its schools of Consciousness and Transformation, Professional Psychology and Health, Undergraduate Studies, and American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition, CIIS hosts a vibrant art exhibition program through The Arts at CIIS and offers a dynamic array of events through its Public Programs division, including conversations, workshops, continuing ed, and certificate programs. The University provides low-cost mental health and acupuncture services to the San Francisco Bay Area through its eight award-winning clinics. CIIS is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Prospective candidates are encouraged to review the search profile (downloadable above), which outlines expectations and qualifications and includes detailed instructions for application.

Nominations and Applications

The California Institute of Integral Studies President Search Committee will begin reviewing and evaluating applications as they are received and will continue to accept and review credentials until the position is filled. To ensure fullest consideration, candidates are advised to submit their materials by April 9, 2021. Applications should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format to:


  • A letter of interest of up to 5 pages that directly responds to the Expectations, Competencies, Opportunities and Challenges and the Qualifications and Qualities sections of this profile;
  • A current CV or resume;
  • Names and contact information (telephone and e-mail) for five references who can speak to your ability to do this job, none of whom will be contacted until a later stage of the search or without the formal permission of the candidate.

All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in confidence.

Nominators and prospective candidates may contact:

Dr. Richard Wueste, Executive Search / (540) 431-5131

Dr. Ronald Carter, Executive Search / (704) 930-6515

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; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI).