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Educational Leadership and Technology Department Chair (Internal Applicants Only)

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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 - Education/Library Science


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 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 masters. The programs included in the department are Career and Technical Education; Instructional Design and Technology; Educational Administration, and a 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.” Therefore, commitment to excellence, fostering harmony, enhancing diversity and creating a welcoming and inclusive culture in the department are also very important expectations for the incoming chair.

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.


The Department chair position is 12 months with 50% reassignment to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of the department chair and 50% faculty workload. Department chairs are appointed to three-year terms and serve at the pleasure of the Provost. No limit is set to the number of terms, or parts thereof, an individual may serve as chair as long as the department review processes are met satisfactorily. Appointments shall normally begin in the Fall semester of an academic year.

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 in Educational Leadership and Administration, Career and Technical Education, Instructional Technology or closely related field is required by the time of appointment.

  • Associate Professor or higher rank.
  • Qualified to teach in at least one of 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.


  • Prior leadership experiences at the K-12 level and/or in higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated effective collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and/or stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience with development of faculty colleagues.
  • Demonstrated experience leading student-centered initiatives that resulted in increased recruitment, retention rates, and graduation.

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.


To find out more about the Department of ELT

For more information regarding the position, please contact

Recruitment Chair

Dr. Jay Fiene


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 

  c.  A statement of your managerial style/goals/vision

  d.  A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan.                    

  1. 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.
  2. 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 January 3, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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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