Position: Assistant Professor of Public Policy and
Job#: 23/24 BPA
Academic Year: 2023-2024
Available: Fall 2023
Public Policy & Administration
School of Business and Public Administration
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway, 20 BDC
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
Public Policy and Administration Committee
Department of Public Policy and Administration
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 20,
2023 and will continue until filled.
University Background: CSU Bakersfield, founded in 1970, is a
regional, comprehensive university serving the southern San Joaquin
Valley of California. CSU Bakersfield's service area covers nearly
25,000 square miles and is home to a socially and ethnically
diverse population of over 11,000 students. CSU Bakersfield is the
only four-year degree granting institution within a 100-mile
radius. Due to this, CSU Bakersfield has a vital role in
educational attainment, economic development, and quality of life
within the region.
The accolades CSU Bakersfield has received include Third Way's #5
Most Economic Mobility Index (2022), Washington Monthly's #13 Best
Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges and #26 Best Master's
University (2022), Best Value Schools' #21 Most Affordable 4-Year
Colleges (2022), and US News and World Report's #25 Top Public
School in the West (2022).
CSU Bakersfield serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400
graduate, credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSU
Bakersfield's students are Hispanic/Latinx, 21.5% are Caucasian,
7.1% are Asian, 4.9% are African American, 2.3% are multiracial,
0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 0.2% are
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. CSU Bakersfield is a federally
designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
Commitment to Diversity: The Department of Public Policy and
Administration within the School of Business & Public
Administration at CSU Bakersfield is committed to academic and
inclusive excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and
School Information: The School of Business and Public
Administration (BPA) at California State University, Bakersfield
offers six bachelor's degree programs with 13 concentration areas
and three master's degree programs. In recognition of the school's
commitment to quality, the bachelor's and master's degree programs
in Business Administration are accredited by the Association to
Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), which
places CSUB in the top 5 percent of business schools worldwide. The
Master of Public Administration program is accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and
Administration (NASPAA). CSUB's school of BPA offers the only
AACSB- or NASPAA-accredited programs in Kern County.
Department Information: The Department of Public Policy &
Administration offers a NASPAA accredited MPA program, a graduate
Healthcare Administration program, and an undergraduate PA program.
For over forty years, we have been working closely with the
community to develop leaders for Kern County's public, healthcare,
and nonprofit organizations. We are committed to student success,
especially through mentoring.
Position Description: Candidates must be committed to (a) teaching
in face-to-face, hybrid, and online modalities, (b) establishing a
scholarly record, and (c) providing service to our department,
school, university, and community. The successful candidate will be
expected to teach across all the Department's degree programs. The
primary location will be the main campus (Bakersfield, CA),
although some teaching may take place at the Antelope Valley campus
The Department may hire more than one individual subject to
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching students from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including
• A Ph.D. in Public Administration, Public Management, or Public
Policy is required. ABD candidates can apply; they will be expected
to complete their doctorate by August 2023.
• Applicants should demonstrate the potential for excellence in
teaching and scholarship and be able to work effectively in a
• Application materials should include, but are not limited to, a
cover letter, a CV, examples of scholarship, a statement of
teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names
and contact information for three references.
• In your application materials, please include a statement about
fostering an inclusive classroom.
• Send application materials to email@example.com
. Review of
applications will begin January 20, 2023 and will continue until
• Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
CSUB offers a generous benefit package (e.g. excellent health,
dental, vision, and retirement benefits).
Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. CSUB
offers a generous benefit package (e.g. excellent health, dental,
vision, and retirement benefits).
Background Check: 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.
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
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 their website at: https://www.csub.edu/compliance/Clery
EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment. Opportunity.
Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age,
color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital
status, disability or covered veterans' status.