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School Director with Tenure at the rank of Full or Associate Professor

California State University, San Bernardino
San Bernardino, California
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California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in the city of San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, with the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and in which 14 academic programs received national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

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The School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for the position of School Director with Tenure at the rank of Full or Associate Professor to begin in August 2021. An ideal candidate should have an inspiring vision for the future of School of CSE and possess the following characteristics: strong standing in the field; collegial attitude; ability to bring together faculty with diverse interests; openness in decision making; strong organizational, team-building, and decision-making skills; experience with people and fiscal management, strategic planning, and vision development; and commitment to personal and educational enrichment of its faculty, staff, and students. 

The School Director reports to the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and is a 12-month 0.75 position. The director will provide strong academic leadership in the planning and administration of graduate and undergraduate programs in computer science and engineering, assist the entire faculty in developing new initiatives and a viable strategic vision, mentor faculty in the promotion and tenure process, supervise support staff, teach courses, maintain an active research program involving undergraduate and/or graduate students, work with the CSUSB Office of Advancement in fundraising, and maintain and extend our existing strong relationship with industry and government agencies. The overall responsibilities of the Director position is described in FAM 641.65, which is available at: https://www.csusb.edu/faculty-senate/fam/600-675-personnel/640-644-recruitment-appointment-responsibilities-related

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering discipline.
  • Candidates should be eligible for appointment at the level of Professor or Associate Professor with tenure.
  • Demonstrated administrative experience as a department chair/school director.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent record of teaching at undergraduate and graduate level
  • Excellent record of publication and research funding
  • Excellent record of leadership in ABET Accreditation

Special Conditions

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.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. NOTE: CSUSB cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

NOTE: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

Supplemental Information

About the School

The School of Computer Science and Engineering has 12 tenure-track faculty with a variety of research interests and offers 4 undergraduate and 1 graduate programs, i.e., B.S. in Computer Science (ABET accredited), B.S. in Computer Engineering (ABET accredited), B.S. in Bioinformatics, B.A. in Computer Systems, and M.S. in Computer Science.

For more information on the School of CSE, please visit https://www.csusb.edu/cse.

For more information regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Qingquan Sun
Search Committee Chair
(909) 537-7437

Dr. David Maynard
School Director
(909) 537- 4321

How to Apply

Please submit:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Cover Letter that includes:
    a. A statement of your leadership philosophy and management standards

   b. A statement of your teaching philosophy  

3. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).

4. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email address of three (3) referees who we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.  Confidential letters of recommendation will be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.

5. Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared yourself for this role at the California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin February 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit hyperlink at:



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Posted: 2020-12-01 Expires: 2021-03-01

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