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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Apply now Job no: 533505
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Classification:  Administrator IV
Hours:  Full-time / 40 hours per week 
FLSA:  Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:  $250,000 to $275,000 annual
CSU Salary Schedule

*CSUMB provides pay scales representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for this position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, and CSU systemwide pay for comparable jobs.

Priority Screening Date:  January 5, 2024
Recruitment Status:  Open Until Filled


California State University, Monterey Bay is a mid-sized university in California’s Central Coast that grants undergraduate and graduate degrees. Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, CSUMB is part of the nation’s largest four-year public university system, California State University, which educates nearly 460,000 students every year. 

With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,000 students, CSU Monterey Bay is both a Minority Serving Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our staff and faculty transform students’ lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning, and a strong emphasis on multicultural and global perspectives. CSUMB’s sustainability goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030. 

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in developing a diverse body of faculty, staff and administrators. Many appreciate living and working close to the shores of beautiful Monterey Bay, with easy access to recreational areas from Big Sur to Santa Cruz. Nearby opportunities for collaborative research include working in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Silicon Valley, and with colleagues at local research universities, including UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University.

As one of the 23 campuses in the CSU system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate rental housing on East Campus, and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. With proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose, opportunities for faculty, staff and students are as endless as the shores of the nearby Pacific Ocean.


Reporting directly to the President, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the chief academic officer, the senior member of the President's Cabinet, and chief executive officer in the absence of the President. Direct reports include the Academic Deans, Associate/Assistant Vice Presidents/Provosts, and the Dean of the Library. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will have a strong academic record as well as a proven record of leadership and administrative ability. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will have an academic philosophy that aligns with and supports CSUMB's Vision and Mission; will reflect a strong understanding of current issues in academic and higher education; will provide leadership in academic planning, curricular excellence, outstanding teaching, research and service; will understand and support shared governance and consensus building with the faculty; and will hold a proven record of supporting enrollment growth and student success.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides central and academic administrative leadership.
  • Serves as Chief Academic Officer and educational leader of CSUMB.
  • Offers vision, direction, and guidance to undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Aligns the academic program with outreach, recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Serves as steward for the campus's academic budget and fiscal allocation process.
  • Executes and maintains the University's Strategic Plan, and operational planning.
  • Leads the on­going accreditation efforts and ensures educational effectiveness.
  • Helps to foster a campus wide climate of collaboration and mutual respect.

Other Functions:

  • Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


A senior administrator who will provide strong central and academic administrative leadership with the primary responsibility to plan, develop and administer all aspects of the University's programs, activities, personnel and budget in the support of students and student learning. The Provost assists the President in the overall management of the university, serving as the second in command, and in the place of the President upon request.

An educational leader committed to student learning engagement, with rich experience in the implementation of various high impact practices, and the ability to advance the University's role as a regional steward. As the Chief Academic Officer, the Provost plans, organizes, directs, monitors, evaluates and coordinates all aspects of the academic program; and plays a significant role in recruiting and retaining top scholars and educators, providing oversight to the promotion and tenure process, and participating in the collective bargaining process; works with the President and faculty to develop effective shared governance structures and procedures. The Provost provides vision, direction, and guidance to the general growth of the campus's undergraduate and graduate programs, and research, scholarly and creative activity.

An individual focused on student success achieved through alignment of the academic program plan with the outreach, recruitment and retention efforts of the campus. The Provost strives to broaden the connection and collaboration between the academic units and student support services to establish effective models for student success specifically related to a residential campus.

A strong fiscal manager who serves as the main steward for the campus's academic budget. The Provost works closely with the President's Cabinet and the Vice President for Administration and Finance to define the priorities of the campus and plan, implement, and monitor short­- and long-­ term budget strategies accordingly. The Provost has direct authority and responsibility for fiscally supporting and managing the Academic Affairs division budget.

A strategic administrator responsible for implementing and showcasing operational best practices in the everyday management of the division of Academic Affairs. This position executes and maintains the University's Strategic Plan, and other on­going operational planning initiatives. The Provost has overarching administration of the division, to include Colleges, Extended Education and International Programs, Library, Sponsored Programs, Institutional Assessment and Research, academic program management and review, and several other areas within the division. The Provost may also advise the President in areas of operational efficiency and effectiveness as needed to ensure student success.

An experienced facilitator able to maintain academic standards and serve as the central point of contact for on­going accreditation from WASC and other accrediting agencies. The Provost will be asked to engage in audits of the campus and support the general review and assessment of institutional effectiveness.

A community builder committed to the University's Vision, to campus civility and to fostering positive and cooperative relationships campus­ wide. The Provost will also collaborate with educational institutions in the tri­county area and build relationships with other external constituencies to foster opportunities for engaged learning and research, and to strengthen the University's role in regional stewardship.


  • An earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree.
  • Distinguished record of intellectual leadership and scholarship sufficient to warrant appointment in an academic unit at a senior level.
  • Five years of successful leadership in an administrative role in higher education.
  • Evidence of innovative leadership in academic planning and implementation, program development and personnel and budget management.
  • Demonstrated leadership implementing a university mission within a complex and academically strong institution.
  • Strong financial management skills with the ability to make strategic budget decisions within limited resources.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence.
  • Evidence of participation in and support of shared governance.
  • Demonstrated skills in fostering excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and public and professional service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success.


  • Proven experience with personnel issues related to faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated experience in providing leadership in a diverse environment.
  • Knowledge of innovative pedagogies that support learning and scholarly activity.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the use of technology in an academic setting.
  • Experience promoting and representing an institution to internal and external constituencies.
  • Knowledge of and experience with strategic planning.
  • Experience with enrollment management, enrollment growth, and the ability to coordinate academic program plans with outreach and enrollment service efforts.
  • Experience in interdisciplinary, outcomes based academic models.
  • Experience serving historically underrepresented populations Knowledge of and experience with accreditation.


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order EO 1095, EO 1096, and EO 1097 as a condition of employment. 
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with:
    • responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access;
    • access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards; and
    • control over campus business processes, either through functional roles or system security access.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).  The position is required to participate in training at the direction of the Clery Director and must also promptly report allegations of reportable crimes according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, its accompanying regulations; the California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahoe Higher Education Act, Section 67380; and the California State University system-wide policy, Code EO 1107.
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • This position is a designated position in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks.  The position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations. 

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.  


This is a management-level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For further information, please visit Employee Benefits Summary. As a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.

CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental and vision plans; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. For more information, visit Employee Benefits Summary. As a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Careers at CSUMB. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or emailing All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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