Health Science & Human Ecology - Department Chair and Professor Open Rank California State University, San Bernardino
Overview The Department of Health Science & Human Ecology at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Department Chair and Professor to begin August 2020.
Candidates should be capable of appointment at the level of Professor with tenure. 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.
The next 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 integrative health and interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration. The Department Chair will be responsible to work with its faculty, staff and students to maintain accreditation of various programs in the department.
The Department of Health Science & Human Ecology is one of nine academic units in the College of Natural Sciences. The Department grants two BS degrees, one in Health Science with concentrations in Environmental Health, Healthcare Management, or Public Health Education, and one in Nutrition and Food Sciences. The Department also offers two master's degrees: an MPH in Public Health Education and an MS in Health Services Administration.
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 1 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 Department serves over 1,000 students majoring in 4 undergraduate programs (environmental health science, health care management, nutrition science and dietetics, public health education) and 2 graduate programs (Master in Public Health, Master of Science in Health Service Administration). The newly hired chair/faculty member would join a well-established department of 13 full-time 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 and College 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.
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 the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at https://www.csusb.edu/strategic-plan.
Minimum Qualifications A Ph.D. 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, Nutrition Science and Dietetics, and Public Health. Candidates should be capable of appointment at the level of Professor.
Supplemental Information 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 communication skills, and be able to thrive in an interdisciplinary environment.
To applyplease submit the following required documents:
1) Curriculum Vitae 2) Cover Letter that includes: a. A statement of your teaching philosophy. b. A statement of your research experience and goals. c. A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan. 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. 6) 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).
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://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html.
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.