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Department Chair, Department of Public Administration

California State University, San Bernardino

Last Updated: 9/23/21

Job Description

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. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

JOB SUMMARY

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 August 2022. 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 manager 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.

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. 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 1 doctoral degree programs. Fourteen of our programs have 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 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.

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES

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.

The successful candidate will:

  • Create and maintain PA course schedules and teaching assignments;
  • Manage department activities and administration;
  • Oversee Graduate and Undergraduate Programs and supervise their Coordinators;
  • Supervise and assist in branding and marketing the MPA program;
  • Mentor and develop Public Administration Faculty and Staff
  • Supervise and develop part-time faculty;
  • Manage Public Administration internet presence and public relations efforts;
  • Build and maintain engagements with alumni and the regional community;
  • Maintain excellent relations across the College and University;
  • Attend various leadership functions;
  • Teach one class per term and a professional development seminar for students;
  • Maintain academic qualifications.

A complete description of the duties of Chairs at California State University, San Bernardino can be found at https://www.csusb.edu/sites/csusb/files/%28Admin%29Chair_Responsibilities.pdf (Download PDF reader)

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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 strong research publication record;

Demonstrated commitment to working with underrepresented groups; particularly Hispanic;

Demonstrated commitment to community engagement.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in Public Administration or related field in hand by the time of appointment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Demonstrated record of ethical administrative achievement and leadership;

Experience as a government or non-profit practitioner;

Experience with hybrid and online instruction;

Experience mentoring faculty;

Experience with NASPAA accreditation.

Evidence of scholarly activity, publication, and innovation is valued. Evidence of exemplary graduate-level teaching and leadership experience at program level is preferred and should be noted in application.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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 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.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Public Administration prepares students for leadership in public service. Our mission is to offer a high quality education in public administration founded on public service values; especially diversity, inclusiveness and democratic governance. See our mission, learning outcomes, accreditation information, demographics, and graduation rates.

For more information regarding the position, please contact:

Recruitment Chair:

Dr. Van Wart

MVanwart@csusb.edu

Department Chair:

Victoria Seitz

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VSeitz@csusb.edu

To find out more about the Department of Public Administration visit https://www.csusb.edu/mpa

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter that includes:
    1. Why you feel you are a good match for the Department of Public Administration at CSUSB;
    2. A statement of your leadership philosophy and management standards;
    3. A statement of your teaching philosophy
  1. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.
  2. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
  3. 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 may be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.
  4. 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 October 31, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit Hyperlink at:

https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/873/gateway/Default.aspx?c=apply&sJobIDs=504644&SourceTypeID=803&sLanguage=en-us&lApplicationSubSourceID=11243

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)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:
https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/current-employees/employee-relations/conflict-interest



Company Details

San Bernardino, California, United States