California State University, Bakersfield — Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Assistant Professor of Public Administration
California State University, Bakersfield

Type: Tenure-Track
Academic Year: 2019/2020
Available: August 2019

Department of Public Policy and Administration
School of Business and Public Administration
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway (20 BDC)
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

Chandra Commuri, Chair, Search Committee
Phone: (661) 654-6140 | E-mail:

Deadline: Review of applications begins March 25, 2019 and will continue until filled.

About us: The Department offers a NASPAA accredited MPA program, a graduate Healthcare Administration program, and an undergraduate PA program. For over forty years, we have been working closely with the community to develop leaders for Kern County's public, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations. We are committed to student success, especially through mentoring.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Public Administration, Public Management, or Public Policy is required (ABD candidates can apply; they will be expected to complete their doctorate by August 2019). We are looking for a generalist. Applicants should demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, and be able to work effectively in a diverse environment.

Responsibilities: Candidates must be committed to (a) teaching in face-to-face, hybrid, and online modalities, (b) establishing a scholarly record, and (c) providing service as needed to our department, school, university, and community. The primary location will be the main campus (Bakersfield, CA), although some teaching may take place at the Antelope Valley campus (Lancaster, CA).

Compensation: The CSU system offers a highly competitive benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application: Application materials should include, but are not limited to, a cover letter, a CV, examples of scholarship, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. Send application materials to Review of applications will begin March 25, 2019 and will continue until filled.

Background Check: A background check (including a criminal record 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.

Mandated Reporter: 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.

Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting them at 661- 654-2111 or by logging on to their website at

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veterans' status.