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Associate Professor/Professor & Chair, Department of Economics

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: East Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Probationary, Full Time




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 600 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 COLLEGE: CSUEB’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) offers 6 degree programs (BS in Business Administration, MBA, BA and MA in Economics, MS in Accountancy, and MS in Business Analytics) spanning four departments: Accounting and Finance, Economics, Management, and Marketing. The CBE’s distinguished faculty represents a multinational, multicultural diverse group providing a wealth of wide-range of global experiences and expertise in various fields. The College is AACSB accredited since 1973. CBE has been also nationally ranked by the Princeton Review (2014).

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Economics is housed in the College of Business and Economics at California State University, East Bay. It has eight full-time faculty, about 80 undergraduate majors, and 25 Master’s students.  The program offers the opportunity to teach and conduct research with a diverse student body.  The Department serves teaching needs in the Economics degree programs (BS, MS), and in the business administration programs (BSBA, MBA).  The BSE provides students training in a broad variety of fields in economics reflecting the diverse research interests of the faculty.  Many lower division courses in the BSE also satisfy students GE requirements.  The MSE is undergoing a transition to a more quantitative MS in Quantitative Economics and applying for STEM designation.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: This is a department chair position.  It requires leadership and management across all aspects of department functions:

  • Provide innovative and progressive leadership to the department
  • Work collaboratively with the tenure track faculty, part-time faculty, staff members, and undergraduate and graduate majors to achieve departmental goals
  • Assume administrative and budgetary responsibility for all department programs
  • Encourage and participate in scholarship activities
  • Promote continual quality assurance and development of undergraduate, graduate, and scholarly programs
  • Articulate the role of economics at the college, university, and community level
  • Teach selected graduate and undergraduate classes
  • Participate as a member of the college council of chairs leadership team

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses.

RANK AND SALARY: Associate or Full Professor. Tenure will be determined by scholarly and teaching achievements.  Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2021

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates are required to have a PhD in Economics or a closely related field.  Additionally, applicants should have a well-established record of scholarly productivity.  Candidates for this chair position will be expected to provide clear and compelling evidence of collaborative leadership, faculty support, and the promotion of academic programs within a university structure. Experience in fundraising and development of external support is desirable.  Candidates must be committed to the stated mission and student learning outcomes of the department and CSU East Bay. 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 of applications will begin May 1, 2021.  Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita; a one-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising; and names and affiliations of three people who can provide a reference if called upon.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon 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.

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