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Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and Administration

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





THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), one of the 23 California State Universities, 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 12,500 students and 900 faculty, 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. Cal State East Bay has three campus locations: the main 342 acre campus in the Hayward hills, the Concord campus, and the downtown Oakland campus.

Cal State East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. Cal State East Bay is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) as well as an Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) which serves a richly diverse, multicultural population of students drawn largely from regional community colleges and high schools. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students, many of who may be first-generation college students and/or working students.

For more information on Cal State East Bay, please visit: or

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). To learn more about the Department of Public Affairs and Administration, visit

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. The policy and expectation of the California State University is that tenure-track faculty members will perform their duties within the state of California. 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.

The 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: For more information about accommodations for employees, contact: Iris Gallardo, Human Resources, at 510-885-2335 or email:

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

The salary schedule information for the Instructional Faculty - Academic Year Classification is available based on the following ranges:

Instructional Faculty AY (Range 2) - $4,530 – $6,056

Instructional Faculty AY (Range 3) - $5,405 – $11,994

Instructional Faculty AY (Range 4) - $6,190 – $13,172

Instructional Faculty AY (Range 5) - $7,794 – $13,797

The anticipated hiring range is generally at or near the minimum of the appropriate range, commensurate with education and experience.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Anticipated start date: Fall 2023.


A successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in Public Administration or a related field. Candidates with earned doctorates in health care administration, urban affairs, and other similar degrees will be considered. ABDs will also be considered; however, they MUST have an earned degree by August 2023. Candidates must also have a background in teaching Public Administration and management using an online modality.

Preference will be given to candidates that have also taught health care administration. 

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. 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: For more information about accommodations for employees, contact: Iris Gallardo, Human Resources, at 510-885-2335 or email:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin during Spring 2023 semester. The position is open until filled. Please submit:

1. Cover Letter - The cover letter should address the candidate’s experience teaching and mentoring of a diverse student population; researching agenda and how students might be incorporated into the candidate’s research agenda; and serving in department and/or university wide committees, community service and how the candidate plans to incorporate the CSUEB community into teaching and/or research.

2. Diversity Statement - The Diversity Statement should address a candidate’s approach to diversity, equity and inclusion in both teaching and research, and how it has been reflected in the candidate’s teaching and research. The statement should specifically describe pedagogical practices, including curriculum, classroom climate, research, community engagement, and/or mentorship foster an inclusive learning environment. The statement should address how the candidate plans to address diversity, equity, and inclusion at CSUEB.

3. Teaching statement - The teaching statement should address the candidate’s approach to teaching both public and healthcare administration, as well as what courses they feel they could teach if hired. Additionally, candidates should describe their teaching online, both synchronously and asynchronously, and how they plan to connect with their students online. The statement should include specific examples of a candidate’s work helping students of different backgrounds, including first generation and minority students and students with different perspectives succeed. Candidates should also address how they plan to build on that experience at CSUEB.

4. Current CV

5. Names/emails for Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation

6. A list of three (3) professional contacts familiar with your work and education including their name, telephone number, and how the reference knows you (which will be needed in the event that verbal reference checks are conducted).

If you have any questions, please contact the Department Search Committee at:

Vivian González Cueto, PhD
California State University, East Bay
Hayward, CA 94542 US
Phone: 510-885-3282
Fax: 510-885-2545

Applicants are required to also submit a 1-2 page diversity and equity statement that addresses how they would successfully engage our diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising. Below are guidelines/examples of evidence that demonstrates a commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in Higher Education, taken from San Diego State University’s Building for Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria document:

● Mentoring or advising of individual students from underrepresented populations
● Advising relevant student clubs or organizations
● Meaningful involvement with professional organizations or campus committees that advance underrepresented populations
● Serving on the board of a non-profit organization focused on serving underrepresented populations
● Narrative discussion or other evidence of effective mentoring or advising of students or faculty from underrepresented populations
● Narrative discussion or other evidence of own experience as member of underrepresented group or different cultural group
● Narrative discussion or other evidence of inclusive pedagogical methods
● Recognition for good teaching at prior institution with diverse student population
● Participation in workshops or other training on inclusive pedagogy
● Research addresses or incorporates underrepresented populations and communities
● Mentoring or advising of students or faculty from underrepresented groups
● Narrative discussion or other evidence of inclusive pedagogical methods that support artistic or scholarly success
● Research requires engagement with subjects from underrepresented communities
● Meaningful engagement in collaborative projects with partners from other cultures
● Research requires engagement with subjects from other cultures
● Has a body of research that specifically addresses diversity and equity within the candidate’s area of focus

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.

CSU Vaccination Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

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