Assistant Professor of Public Administration


Assistant Professor of Public Administration
California State University, Bakersfield

Type: Tenure-Track
Academic Year: 2018/2019
Available: August, 2018

Department of Public Policy and Administration
School of Business and Public Administration California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway, 20 BDC
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

Chandra Commuri, Chair, Search Committee
Phone: (661) 654-6140

Deadline: Review of applications begins November 30, 2017 and will continue until filled.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Public Administration (with an emphasis in health care) or related field is preferred although ABD status will also be considered. An emphasis or interest in healthcare management would be especially preferred. Candidates must provide evidence of (1) a potential for teaching excellence in an environment that emphasizes applied and experiential learning, (2) research productivity in health care management and policy commensurate with experience and a capacity to develop and sustain a research stream that will result in peer-reviewed publications, (3) an ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively in a diverse campus community, and (4) an ability to educate and mentor a diverse student population. Experience in health care administration is preferred.

Responsibilities: Teaching load commensurate with a teaching university but course releases are available. Candidates must be committed to teaching excellence, establishing a scholarly record, and providing service as needed to our department, school, university, and community. The successful candidate will be teaching primarily in the MS- HCA and MPA programs. They may also be asked to teach in the School's undergraduate programs. The primary location for teaching and research will be the main campus (Bakersfield, CA), although some teaching may take place at the Antelope Valley campus (Lancaster, CA). The successful candidate also would be expected to create, foster and enhance new and existing community health agency relationships.

Background Check: A background check (including a criminal record 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.

Mandated Reporter: 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.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application: For full application instructions and position description, visit

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, vitae, example of scholarship, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three references to Review of applications will begin November 30, 2017 and will continue until filled.

Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety/University Police at 661-654-2111 or by logging on to the Department of Public Safety website at

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veterans' status.

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