Sofia University was founded in 1975. Sofia University is WASC accredited and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs in the fields of psychology, liberal arts, women’s spirituality and related areas. Located in Palo Alto, California, the University provides both on campus and low residency distance learning programs which permit students the opportunity to study at a distance and online, as well as to meet on campus for brief intensive seminars with their cohort and faculty.

The university's purpose is to prepare students to apply the knowledge, principles and experiences of transpersonal psychology to research, training, and the practice of clinicians, counselors, educators, and other professionals. The university's broader purpose is to provide leadership in the field of transpersonal psychology whereby faculty, graduates, and students contribute to the enrichment of human life and address worldwide needs with compassion and effectiveness.

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MSCS Progam Chair
Sofia University, a small dynamic, young (40 years old), regionally accredited university in the Silicon Valley invites nominations and applications for the position of Program Chair position in its Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) Program.
The University and Program
Sofia University began, in 1975, as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, a small, private, non-profit institution located in Palo Alto, California, dedicated to graduate education. The Institute achieved initial regional accreditation through WASC in 1997 and became Sofia University in 2012.
The University now comprises four “Schools of Learning”: The School for Transformative Learning, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, the School of Technology and Engineering, and the School of Business and Social Entrepreneurship.
Housed in the School of Technology and Engineering, the Master of Science in Computer Science program at Sofia University provides students, onsite and online, with a broad background in software development and other core disciplines of computer science. It also gives them the opportunity to further their knowledge in foundational and applied topics. Learn technological skills with humanistic values.
Located in Palo Alto, the heart of the Silicon Valley just minutes away from top companies such as Google, Apple, HP and Facebook, Sofia University provides students with an environment rich in opportunities.
The Role
The Program Chair of the MSCS program serves as the academic leader of the program, managing process related to instruction (class scheduling, faculty mentoring, etc.), internships, enrollment, curriculum development, and student learning assessment. The Chair is responsible for fostering faculty and student success that is focused on learning, inside and outside the classroom.
Successful candidates for the position should:
  • Possess a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related discipline from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization;
  • Demonstrate successful experience as a teacher/facilitator in online and onsite classroom environments;
  • Demonstrate expertise in academic administrative and leadership skills and be committed to teaching, research, and service;
  • Be active in professional engineering organizations;
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully work with a culturally diverse population.

Application Process
Review of applications will begin March 5th and will continue until the position is filled. The interview process will begin in mid-March. Inquiries, nominations, letters of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of five professional references should be submitted electronically to: