California State University, Long Beach – Full/Associate Professor and Design Department Chair, Long Beach, CA

Los Angeles 02.09.22

California State University, Long Beach – Full/Associate Professor and Design Department Chair, Long Beach, CA

California State University, Long Beach

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree Industrial Design, Interior Design, General Design, Human Experience Design, Design History or closely related design discipline
  • Credentials commensurate as tenured associate professor
  • Demonstrated experience in administration and leadership in the profession
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching design at professional or college level
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Credentials commensurate as tenured full professor
  • Previous experience as a department chair
  • Demonstrated professional accomplishment at a national and/or international level commensurate with the rank of full professor
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching a variety of courses in Industrial Design, Interior Design, General Design, Human Experience Design, Design History, or closely related design discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in grant-writing and budget management
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body


  • Provide leadership in all departmental matters, including faculty and staff recruitment, mentoring, and supervision, retention, and evaluation
  • Curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Coordination of external and internal reviews
  • Effectively manage resource including budget
  • Student advising and mentoring
  • Course scheduling
  • Faculty and staff professional development
  • Actively promote the following core values of academic leadership: ethics, shared governance, teamwork, collegiality, transparency, and empowerment with accountability.
  • Teach one course per semester in the Design Department [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Produce peer-reviewed research, scholarly and creative activities at the national/international level
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community

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.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here.

How to Apply – Required Documentation:

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Examples of creative and/or scholarly work in the form of portfolio (digital portfolio as PDF document or accessible online)
  • Three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

Requests for information about the position should be addressed to:

Heather Barker, Interim Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Design
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA  90840-5401

Requests for information should be directed to:
E-Mail: [email protected]


A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

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 [email protected].

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status,  disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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