Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and Administration (503397)

  • Cal State University (CSU) East Bay
  • Hayward, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Political or Public Affairs Public Health

Job Description






THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor's degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master's degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program.

California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Public Affairs and Administration offers two degree programs: a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, and an M.S. in Health Care Administration. The MPA degree is offered at the Hayward Campus and has more than 200 MPA students who focus on two option areas after completing foundation and core courses: either Public Management and Public Policy or Health Care Administration. The MS-HCA program has over 225 students and is offered at the Hayward Campus and fully online. The MPA and MS-HCA programs are members of the ACHE Health Education Network (HEN) and participate in the California
Association of Healthcare Leadership, which is the local chartered chapter of the American Chapter of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
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DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The successful candidate for this position is expected to teach graduate courses in both the MS-HCA and MPA degree programs, contribute to curriculum and program development, assist in student recruitment, advise and mentor MS-HCA students and MPA students with the Health Care Administration option, be involved in developing community partnerships and student internship opportunities with Bay Area health care employers, and participate in program assessment. The students are from diverse educational, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Candidates should have broad-based expertise in core curricular areas in health care administration and management, including but not limited to leadership, health care policy, health care finance and budgeting, technology, quality assessment and improvement, ethics, grant writing, and strategic planning. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses, as well as other off-site locations. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the Department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Anticipated start date, Fall 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in health care administration, health care policy, health services, public health, public administration with an option (or other track record of experience) in health care administration, or a doctoral-level degree in a related health care field no later than the effective date of appointment. Candidates must also have a background in teaching health care administration and management and have a demonstrated ability to teach, advise, and mentor students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. A demonstrated record of scholarly achievement and an active research agenda are required. Experience that has fostered the development of an effective university-level teaching style as well as the ability to create research and community involvement opportunities for a diverse student population is preferred. Experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared the candidate to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence is desirable. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff, and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University's program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review will begin on November 8, 2021; position is open until filled. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita. Applicants are strongly encouraged to also submit a one-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Hayward, California 94542 United States View Map