Provost and Senior Vice President

Fielding Graduate University

Provost and Senior Vice President

  • Institution: Fielding Graduate University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA US
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Provost and Senior Vice President

  • Fielding Graduate University | Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: May 23, 2022
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Job TitleProvost and Senior Vice President

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Executive

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Location Santa Barbara, CA US

Deadline May 23, 2022

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Job Description

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Fielding Graduate University seeks candidates for the position of

Provost and Senior Vice President


Fielding Graduate University is a accredited nonprofit leader in graduate education for adult learners. Our curriculum combines face‐to‐face and online approaches for a personalized learning experience, offering quality graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs for professionals living, working, and studying anywhere in the world. Fielding’s faculty members represent a breadth of scholarship and practice in the fields of clinical psychology and media psychology, human and organizational development, infant and early childhood development, educational leadership for change, coaching, and other disciplines in the social sciences. Fundamental to Fielding’s reputation for quality programs, faculty are distinguished scholar-practitioners who serve as mentors and guides to self‐directed students who use their skills to become socially responsible leaders in their communities, workplaces, and society.

The Position

Fielding, an innovator in graduate distributed education for adult learners, seeks candidates who bring a record of distinguished scholarship as well as a keen knowledge of higher education to the position of Provost and Senior Vice President (“Provost”). As chief academic officer, Fielding’s Provost is the university champion for the heart of our work, that learning environment(s) that are created by our faculty and students.  We aspire to academic excellence in all things and this position is the driving force that connects all of the Fielding community to the University’s mission and values.  In addition, the Provost is a pivotal leader in university governance, collaborating closely with the Senate Leadership Committee in Fielding’s shared governance structure.


The incumbent will lead efforts to strengthen vibrant, relevant, growing, and financially successful academic programs, with the explicit charge to uphold the university’s core commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  In collaboration with colleagues, the Provost fosters faculty and student diversity, and develops and defines structures that support graduate students’ successful completion of Fielding’s programs.  The Provost also leads the development, oversight, evaluation, and improvement of all academic programs.

This position includes fundraising, such as for scholarships and grants, as well as promoting development by initiating articulation agreements and international partnerships, and developing and acquiring new programs. In this respect, the Provost plays a major role in financial planning for the University, including budget creation, management, and strategy. The Provost’s academic team is comprised of the Associate Provosts and Deans.


Position at a Glance

Reports to: The President, Dr. Katrina Rogers

Location: Remote

Enrollment: 1,000 students in doctoral, master’s, and post-baccalaureate certificate programs

Accreditation: WASC Senior College and University Commission  (WSCUC), American Psychological Association

Salary: Depending on qualifications

Travel: Travel required to SB and DC locations, in person session attendance, and as required by the President (Board meetings, fundraising, as examples)



Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in the social or behavioral sciences, or educational degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent.

Experience: At least twelve years of experience that includes a combination of:

•  teaching and scholarship at the doctoral level

•  experience as a faculty member; in shared governance leadership a plus

•  teaching adult learners

•  teaching and/or leading in a distributed environment

•  senior leadership experience in higher education

•  a proven history of success with regional and program accreditation


The successful candidate will evidence the following qualities and skills:

•  Alignment with our mission and values

•  A spirit of creativity and compassion

•  High collaborative intelligence

•  Success at working with academic leaders and staff administration

•  HR experience and management

•  budget creation and management

•  accreditation experience

•  fluency with office productivity software (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation), online learning technologies, and virtual meeting tools (ZOOM, etc.)

•  data analysis and communications

•  track record in fundraising

•  Effective writing skills

•  Strong verbal communications

•  Inspiring and responsive leadership


Fielding is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.


To Apply

Fielding Graduate University utilizes ADP Workforce Now for online applications. You will be prompted to create a user name and password to initiate the online application process, which will take approximately 30-60 minutes. Upon completion, applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt via email.


Applicants are encouraged to have on hand the following documents ready for upload to submit a complete application:

•  Resume or CV and cover letter

•  Employment and educational history

•  Two writing samples, such as scholarly publication, a practice oriented presentation, or administrative documents written largely by the candidate, such as accreditation materials, shared governance memos, and/or strategic plans.


An offer of employment will be contingent upon completion of a background check.  The start date is negotiable but the preferred start date for the new Provost and Senior Vice President is July 2022.


Fielding Graduate University is committed to inclusive excellence and encourages diversity and inclusivity in all its enterprises. As an equal opportunity employer committed to social justice, we value and welcome individuals of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, beliefs, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, marital status, national origins, race and ethnicities, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, veteran status – and other visible and nonvisible differences. We seek employees who are committed to creating a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all community members.




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The Fielding Distinction

Fielding Graduate University was founded in 1974 to serve adult students who needed a nontraditional approach to graduate-level education. Our distributed learning model emulates the Oxford independent student/tutorial approach: Students customize their experience.


Fielding offers research-based graduate education uniquely structured to meet the needs and interests of scholar-practitioners from a variety of professions and backgrounds.


We offer the only distributed graduate program in clinical psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association, and we launched the field of media psychology.


With our acclaimed faculty and dedicated students and alumni around the country – and increasingly around the world – Fielding Graduate University continues to be a distinctive leader in innovative models of delivery for high-quality study. Please visit our website at for more information.



We are an innovative global community dedicated to educating scholars, leaders, and practitioners in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world.



We provide exemplary interdisciplinary programs within a distributed and relational learning model grounded in student-driven inquiry and leading to enhanced knowledge.  This community of scholar-practitioners addresses personal, organizational, societal, ecological, and global concerns in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world.



Academic Excellence: We commit to the highest quality scholarship, research, and practice.

Community: We support a collaborative learning environment built on inclusion and mutual respect.

Diversity: We commit to having a faculty, staff, and student body that is diverse and inclusive. We embrace and celebrate the wisdom, knowledge, and experiences of our diverse community.

Learner-centered Education: We create an interactive experience that responds to the interrelated personal and professional lives of our students.

Social Justice: We commit to advancing equality and justice in our University, and in the local, national, and global communities impacted by our work.

Transformational Learning: We inspire a re-examination of one’s world view and underlying assumptions to enable a deeper understanding of self and society.


Our Benefits

Medical Insurance

Choice of either HMO or PPO high-deductible health plan paired with a Health Savings Account (HSA), to which Fielding contributes.


Paid Leave Benefits

Administrative employees annually receive 10-20 days of vacation based on years of service days of vacation, 16 paid holidays, and 12 paid sick days.


Retirement Plan

Fielding begins contributing a percentage of salary to a 403(b) account after employee has completed one year of service, with no match required. Eligible employees may participate in an individual 403(b) Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity retirement plan upon hire.


Additional Benefits

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Long Term Care Insurance

Childcare Assistance

Life/Additional Life

AD&D and Long Term Disability Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts and Pre-Tax Healthcare Premiums

Tuition Reduction and Tuition Reimbursement

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