Assistant Professor, Integrative Health Studies

California Institute of Integral Studies

United States

October 11, 2021


Assistant Professor, Integrative Health Studies

Category: Faculty Positions Department: Integrative Health Studies Locations: San Francisco, CA Posted: Sep 1, 2021 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Part-time 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 (ACAOM).

Job Description:


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 higher education
  • Applicants with experience designing and implementing wellness programs for universities, hospitals, clinics, organizations and/or communities are given priority.
  • Experience in health coaching, lifestyle medicine or behavioral health.
  • Experience working with or managing an integrative team of health professionals.
  • 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.
  • Additional Information:


    Salary commensurate with skills and experience.


    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 employer. Relocation Assistance -- This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.


    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 apply.

    Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided on request.

    Application Instructions:

  • 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

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