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California State University, San Bernardino
  • Position Number: 1884326
  • Location: San Bernardino, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Edu. Admin & Leadership (study of)

Department Chair (12 mo) - Educational Leadership and Technology
California State University, San Bernardino

The Department of Educational Leadership and Technology at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Associate/Full Professor to begin August 2020.

The Department of Educational Leadership and Technology (ELT), at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for the position of Department Chair (12 months), a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor as early as July 1, 2020.

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. 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.

Typical Activities
The Department of Educational Leadership and Technology (ELT) is one of three departments in the College of Education and serves over 300 credential, undergraduate, and graduate students seeking teaching credentials, bachelors, and master in Career and Technical Education; master in Instructional Design and Technology; administrative credential and master in Educational Administration, and doctorate in Educational Leadership. ELT department's mission is to "prepare professionals who educate and lead through technological innovation, creativity, and critical thinking. Our programs foster equity-driven and research-based decision making to transform policies and practices."

The newly hired chair would join a well-established department of 16 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty, two full-time lecturers, and over 15 adjunct faculty members. The successful candidate will provide ethical, responsible and professional leadership in managing the day-to-day operational needs of the department, including supervision of support staff, scheduling of courses, monitoring assessment plans, evaluating and mentoring faculty, fiscal management, program evaluation and allocating facilities, supplies and equipment for teaching, research and service activities.

The Chair is also expected to engage in research and scholarly activities. The Chair will also represent the Department and College with on-campus and off-campus constituencies, in particular, school districts in our service area of San Bernardino and Riverside counties. In addition, the chair is encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support achieving the goals of the university's strategic plan. Commitment to 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

Minimum Qualifications
An earned doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration, Career and Technical Education or a related field is required by the time of appointment.

Associate Professor or higher rank.

Qualified to teach in at least one of the department's programs.

Demonstrated effective post-secondary leadership/management experience, working with faculty and students. Demonstrated effective post-secondary teaching experience.

Demonstrated experience leading social justice initiatives related to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Active research and publication record.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior leadership experiences at the K-12 level and in a higher education setting.

Demonstrated effective collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and/or stakeholders.

Demonstrated experience with the development of faculty colleagues.

Demonstrated experience leading student-centered initiatives that resulted in increased recruitment, retention rates, and graduation.

Supplemental Information

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter that includes:
    • A statement of your teaching philosophy.
    • A statement of your research experience and goals.
    • 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 demonstrated experience with leading social justice initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how your experiences, including 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 March 24, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Information regarding CSUSB's Department of Educational, Leadership, and Technology, can be found at

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at: Salary is commensurate with experience.

A background check (including o 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:

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