Assistant Professor, Integrative Health Studies
Category: Faculty Positions
Department: Integrative Health Studies
Locations: San Francisco, CA
Posted: Sep 1, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Position ID: 136201
About California Institute of Integral Studies:
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an internationally-
recognized leader in integral education. CIIS has an enrollment of more than
1,500 students pursuing degrees in a variety of academic programs in its
schools of Consciousness and Transformation, Professional Psychology and
Health, Undergraduate Studies, and American College of Traditional Chinese
Medicine (ACTCM). 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 workshops, lectures, and certificate
programs. The University provides affordable mental health and acupuncture
services to the San Francisco Bay Area through its 10 award-winning clinics.
CIIS is accredited by the Western Senior College and University Commission
(WSCUC) and Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
CIIS has developed one of the first accredited graduate degree programs in
Integrative Health Studies in the U.S. A two-year, nonclinical master's degree
program that prepares graduates to enter the innovative field of integrative
health, the Integrative Health Studies program blends insights from scientific
biomedicine with time-honored perspectives on mind-body-spirit wholeness,
traditional healing, and holistic, complementary and integrative health
modalities. The 36-credit M.A. degree program is delivered online over two
years (fall and spring semesters only). There is a 4-day residential
academic intensive at the onset of each semester. The mission of the IHL
program is to educate individuals to serve as integrative health coaches by
providing holistic, culturally sensitive services and wellness management
programs to diverse populations.
This position includes responsibilities for teaching 9 units per year of
graduate-level courses in Integrative Health Studies, advising students,
university and department service, committee work, and professional
contributions as needed. Core faculty are required to demonstrate professional
growth in scholarship, publishing, research, grants, awards, and
teaching/mentoring. It also includes marketing the program through information
meetings and presentations to schools, conferences and public workshops as
needed. All faculty attend the academic intensives and collaborate on program
objectives, reviews, assessments. This half-time (0.5 FTE) core faculty
position requires experience in teaching integrative health, nutrition,
holistic medicine, patient navigation, wellness entrepreneurship or related
content. Familiarity with health coaching is required. Ideal candidates will
have earned or be prepared to work towards National Board Certified Health and
Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) certification.
Earned doctorate in health education, public health or clinical health
degree or related field from regionally accredited university.
Teaching experience at college level at regionally accredited institute of
Applicants with experience designing and implementing wellness programs
for universities, hospitals, clinics, organizations and/or communities are
Experience in health coaching, lifestyle medicine or behavioral health.
Experience working with or managing an integrative team of health
Experience in curriculum design and developing assessments in alignment
with strategic missions is desired.
Experience in teaching cultures other than your own or in developing
courses with learning outcomes that address culturally-sensitive health
care and reduce health disparities.
The ideal candidate will have attended national conferences in health
promotion, wellness, integrative medicine, and health care, and be
familiar with advances in the field. This teaching position requires that
the individual has established institutional and personal connections
within the health promotion discipline.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with skills and experience.
NOTES TO CANDIDATE
Working Conditions -- Duties are primarily performed in an office
environment at a desk or computer terminal, typically, Monday through Friday.
Background Check -- Due to the sensitivity and requirements of our
positions, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment
background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also
be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses or credentials
pertinent to the position. If your job requires driving on behalf of CIIS you
will be required to provide proof of a valid driver's license.
Visa Sponsorship -- Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States for any
Relocation Assistance -- This position is not eligible for relocation
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY
CIIS values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Every applicant will be
considered regardless of race, color, ethnicity, creed, national origin,
ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political
affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All qualified
persons legally authorized to work in the United States are encouraged to
Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided on request.
Curriculum vitae or resume
Descriptive cover letter addressing all qualifications
Names of 3 References
Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Using the Apply Now link, please submit a resume and cover Letter online.
For further inquiries, please email the HR Office at HROffice@ciis.edu.