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Health Science and Human Ecology, Department Chair, tenured, Full or Associate Professor

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences


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.

The "value added" by a CSUSB education ranks in the top 4 percent in the nation, according to the Collegiate Learning Assessment, a sequence of tests used by hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide that measure student learning in the freshman and then in the senior year.  First-to-second year retention rates are third highest among all CSU campuses. CSUSB is listed among the best colleges and universities in the western United States, according to The Princeton Review, Forbes and U.S. News and World Report, in their respective annual rankings. It also is part of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, With Distinction – the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Additionally, the university was rated #8 for Best Bang for the Buck in the West by Washington Monthly. According to the Annual Military Friendly® Schools list, CSUSB is ranked in the top 10 in the nation for best educational services to military and veteran services. 


The Department of Health Science & Human Ecology at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a position of Department Chair, tenured, at the rank of Full or Associate Professor to begin August 1, 2022, or sooner if the successful candidate is available.  The position is a combination of a 12-month appointment as a three-quarters time Department Chair and an academic year appointment as a one-quarter time faculty member.  The Department grants four BS degrees: Environmental Health Science, Health Services Administration, Public Health, and Nutritional Science and Dietetics. The Department currently offers two master's degrees: a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Community Health Education and a Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MSHSA), with a Master of Science in Nutrition Science to begin in Fall 2022.  The application target date is September 20, 2021.  Salary is commensurate with experience.


The 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 oversee the budget, support and encourage student success, create partnerships in the community, and celebrate faculty, staff, alumni, internship preceptors, and student achievements. 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 Chair will represent the Department in requesting faculty, resources, and space from the College and University.  The Department Chair will also be responsible to support and work with its faculty, staff, and students to maintain accreditation of various programs in the Department.  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, College, and University 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.    Responsibilities of Department Chairs is further detailed in FAM 641.65:

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.


  • An earned doctorate degree (PhD, MD, DrPH) or other terminal degree from an accredited institution 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, Health Care Management, Nutritional Science and Dietetics, Global Health, Public Health Services Management, Biostatistics, Public Health Nutrition and/or Public Health.

  • Candidates should be qualified for appointment at the level of Full or Associate Professor, with strong preference for those who are qualified to be appointed as Full Professor. 

  • The ideal candidate will be an experienced faculty member with demonstrated leadership and administrative skills, preferably in higher education, an established (preferably mature) record of scholarly research, evidence of excellence in teaching, including teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. 

  • Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of Health Science disciplines, and to community engagement. 

  • The Chair must demonstrate transparency, a profound sense of professionalism, an unwavering ethical compass, and strong support for all aspects of public health and interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration. 

  • Commitment for excellence, fostering harmony, enhancing diversity, and creating a welcoming and inclusive culture in the department are also very important. 


  • Candidates with previous leadership experience and demonstrated administrative skills are preferred, particularly past experience as a department chair.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who are qualified to be appointed at the full professor level. 
  • Experience evaluating effective online teaching is preferred. 
  • Past record of obtaining external funding is preferred.
  • 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.


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.


The Department Health Science and Human Ecology serves over 800 students majoring in 4 undergraduate programs (Environmental Health Science, Health Services Administration, Nutritional Science and Dietetics, Public Health) and 2 graduate programs (Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Health Service Administration). Starting Fall 2022, the department will offer a third Master of Science degree program, in Nutrition Science.  The newly hired chair/faculty member will join a well-established department of 13 tenure-line and over 20 adjunct faculty members. Our Department of Health Science and Human Ecology’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program was ranked among the nation’s top MPH programs, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of Best Graduate Schools.  

For more information about the Department of Health Science & Human Ecology, please visit

For more information regarding the position, please contact:

Recruitment Committee Chair
Dorothy Chen-Maynard
(909) 537-5340 (office)
(909) 496-0127 (cell)

Interim Department Chair
Lal Mian
(909) 537-7409 (office)


Please submit

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter that includes: 

        a.  A statement of your teaching interest/philosophy

        b.  A statement of your research experience/plans                                                                                                                     

  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 may 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 can 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 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or until closed by department.

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

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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