Dept Chair (12 Mo) Split (AY) - Public Administration California State University, San Bernardino
California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.
At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department of Public Administration at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) seeks an innovative and passionate educator to join our NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Affairs, Policy and Administration) accredited team as Department Chair and MPA Director with tenure and rank (Full or Associate Professor) beginning either January 4, 2021 or August 15, 2021. The Department has a strong commitment to public service values, ethical behavior, shared governance, diversity and student learning.
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is one of the premier graduate programs at CSUSB, with over 200 students, and one of the top MPA programs in the California State University system. We also administer an undergraduate concentration of approximately 90 students. The Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration (JHBC), is accredited by NASPAA and AACSB, and consists of five academic departments: Accounting and Finance, Information and Decision Science, Management, Marketing, and Public Administration.
We seek a strong leader to manage our highly successful department in a dynamic environment with diverse faculty who are heavily engaged in service to the university and the community. While we are a teaching institution, Public Administration faculty are particularly active in their research areas.
Ph.D. in Public Administration or Related Field
Demonstrated administrative experience in working effectively with faculty, scheduling, and budgeting;
Demonstrated excellence in collegiate teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level;
A mature and developed research and publication record;
Demonstrated commitment to working with underrepresented groups;
Demonstrated commitment to community engagement.
Experience as a government or non-profit practitioner. Experience with hybrid and online instruction
Experience mentoring faculty Experience with NASPAA accreditation
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on the potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university community.
For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.
HOW TO APPLY 1) Curriculum Vitae 2) Cover letter that includes a) Why you feel you are a good match for the Department of Public Administration at CSUSB, b) A statement of your leadership philosophy and management standards, c) A statement of your teaching philosophy, 3) Contact information for three (3) letters of recommendation, 4) copies of transcripts of all degrees, 5) a Diversity Statement detailing how your teaching and/or service and/or scholarship would support the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field. (Maximum 1,000 words). Formal review of applications will begin September 7, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.