Assistant Professor of Public Administration

CSU, Long Beach

 Duties: Teach courses in nonprofit management and public policy in a NASPAA accredited MPA program. Contribute to the development and delivery of an interdisciplinary nonprofit management certificate program. Conduct and publish peer-reviewed research. Develop relationships with community based organizations. Engage in active grant writing to secure external funding for research. Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, or closely related field. ABDs will be considered. Demonstrated teaching effectiveness in the area of nonprofit management. Potential for excellence in research, scholarly and creative activities.  Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.    

Desired/Preferred: Ability to teach in the areas of organization theory and human resource management Experience working with community organizations and grant writing preferred. Experience and/or interest in developing online courses desired.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Required Documentation:                             

A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)

Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications

CV (including current email address)

Three current letters of recommendation

Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree

Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript

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.


Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. David C. Powell  

California State University, Long Beach      

Department of Public Policy and Administration

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-5608

[email protected] or (562)985-5383

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, work, and thrive in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veterans’ status.  CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.