California State University, San Bernardino — Public Administration Department Chair (AY)

Public Administration Department Chair (AY)
California State University, San Bernardino

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 2020. 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.

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.

Typical Activities
The successful candidate will:

  • Create and maintain PA course schedules and teaching assignments;
  • Manage department activities and administration;
  • Advise 200+ MPA and 90 undergraduate students;
  • Brand and market 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 the 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 (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. In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's Strategic Plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in Public Administration or a related field is required by time of appointment.

  • 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 working with underrepresented groups;
  • Experience as a government or non-profit practitioner;
  • Experience with hybrid and online instruction;
  • Experience mentoring faculty;
  • Experience with NASPAA accreditation.

Supplemental Information
To apply please submit the following required documents:

1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of application that includes:
a) Why 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) Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
4) Reference list – names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.
5) A 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 September 16, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Information regarding CSUSB's Department of Public Administration, can be found at or contact the current Chair Dr. Jonathan Anderson at
If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at 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 – Revised July 21, 2017)

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:

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