Health Science Department Chair, Tenured, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. 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.
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The Department of Health Science & Human Ecology at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a tenure track position of Department Chair, tenured, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to begin August 2021. The Department grants four BS degrees: Environmental Health Science, Health Services Administration, Public Health, and Nutritional Science and Dietetics. The Department also offers two master's degrees: a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MSHSA).
The Chair for the Department of Health Science & Human Ecology will work collaboratively with the faculty to provide leadership in performing a shared vision for the department. The Chair must be committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms. The Chair will responsibly oversee the budget, support and encourage student success, create partnerships in the community, and celebrate faculty, staff, alumni, and student achievements. The Chair must demonstrate transparency, a profound sense of professionalism, an unwavering ethical compass, and strong support for all aspects of public health and interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration. The Chair will represent the Department in requesting faculty, resources, and space from the College and University. The Department Chair will also be responsible to support and work with its faculty, staff, and students to maintain accreditation of various programs in the Department.
A PhD, MD, DrPH or other terminal degree in Health Sciences or a related field is required by time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants in the areas of Environmental Health Science, Health Services Administration, Health Care Management, Nutritional Science and Dietetics, Global Health, Public Health Services Management, Biostatistics, Public Health Nutrition and/or Public Health. Candidates should be capable of appointment at the level of Associate or Full Professor.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced faculty member with demonstrated leadership and administrative skills, an established record of scholarly research, and evidence of excellence in teaching. The Chair is expected to provide leadership in facilitating long-term planning for professional involvement and development of the faculty and the Department, and mentor faculty effectively in meeting their responsibilities in teaching, research, and service. The candidates considered should have the experience, competence, and dedication to fulfill a 12-month appointment, which is two-thirds time Department Chair and one-third time faculty member with overall responsibilities of the Department Chair position as detailed in FAM 641.65: https://www.csusb.edu/faculty-senate/fam/600-675-personnel/640-644-recruitment-appointment-responsibilities-related.
Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines. Candidates with previous leadership experience and demonstrated administrative skills are preferred.
The successful candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching, leadership, have a record of scholarship and experience obtaining external funding, and have a commitment to working with a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff. We particularly invite applications from candidates with administrative experience as a department chair and/or other supervisory/leadership experience. Given the need for high level of collaboration among programs in the Department of Health Science and Human Ecology, the ideal candidate should exhibit excellent leadership and communication skills, and be able to thrive in an interdisciplinary environment. We hope to recruit an ideal candidate with the desire and ability to create a welcoming culture within the department and skills to positively engage faculty, staff, and students.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Department serves over 800 students majoring in 4 undergraduate programs (Environmental Health Science, Health Services Administration, Nutritional Science and Dietetics, Public Health) and 2 graduate programs (Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Health Service Administration). The newly hired chair/faculty member would join a well-established department of 13 tenure track and over 20 adjunct faculty members. The successful candidate will provide responsible and professional leadership in managing the day-to-day operational needs of the department, including supervision of support staff, scheduling courses, monitoring assessment plans, evaluating and mentoring faculty, fiscal management, and allocating facilities and equipment for teaching, research and service activities. The Chair will also represent the Department, College, and University with on and off-campus constituencies, and maintain positive public relations with these groups. In addition, the Chair is encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support achieving the goals of the University's strategic plan. Commitment for excellence, fostering harmony, enhancing diversity and creating a welcoming and inclusive culture in the department are also very important.
a) Why you are interested in this position b) A statement of your leadership philosophy and management style c) A statement of your teaching philosophy
3. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.
4. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
5. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation will be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.
6. Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).
Formal review of applications will begin January 11, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience.
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.
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.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
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.