Archstone Endowed Chair, College of Health and Human Services

Long Beach
Jul 18, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

College of Health and Human Services
Archstone Foundation Endowed Chair in Aging
Tenured Full Professor Opening


POSITION: Archstone Foundation Endowed Chair in Aging Professor with Tenure

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 22, 2018 (Spring Semester)

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) invites nominations and applications for the Archstone Foundation Endowed Chair in Aging. The Archstone Foundation Endowed Chair is seen as an opportunity to grow and strengthen programs in relation to gerontology at CSULB. The CHHS has proudly held this prestigious Endowed Chair, funded through an endowment from the Archstone Foundation since 1985. We are seeking applications from visionary leaders in the field of aging with established academic records in external grants, peer-reviewed publications, interdisciplinary and translational research, and highly effective teaching. Additionally, we seek applicants who have a strong desire to facilitate interdisciplinary faculty efforts and cultivate community stakeholder support and partnership. This candidate will engage community partners in an aging education and research core within the college, and around innovative projects and programs, which will meet the needs of older people in Long Beach, while educating a workforce to care for them.

The Endowed Chair will report directly to the Dean of the CHHS. This faculty appointment will be assigned in consultation with the Dean, and department faculty, to any one of the 11 CHHS Departments/Schools which best complement the faculty member's academic and professional discipline.

• Ph.D. in gerontology or other closely related field
• A minimum of fifteen years in academia with demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and service, commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor
• Successful record of external grant activity, peer reviewed publication, and effective teaching in relation to gerontology
• Established record of gerontology-related community engagement and interdisciplinary collaborative research
• Evidence of applied and translational research on older adult populations
• Strong record of student and faculty mentorship
• Deep desire to assist, support, and serve as a facilitator in the formation of collegewide interdisciplinary education and research core on aging
• Leadership in institutional, community, and gerontological professional organizations
• Demonstrated success and commitment to working successfully with diverse populations

• Experience in developing interdisciplinary research and education initiatives
• Experience in developing and fostering community stakeholder partnerships
• Experience in managing a community advisory board
• Experience in fundraising and cultivating donor support
• Visionary leadership in gerontology education especially in relation to current and future career tracks
• Knowledge of aging-related professional and/or academic credentials, program/degree accreditation, and/or specialty endorsements (e.g., AGHE Program of Merit)
• Ability to serve as a gerontology liaison among CHHS, the University, the California State University system, and the community

• Reimagine and redesign the Center for Successful Aging and serve as its Director
• Work collaboratively with the Dean to develop and execute a Center for Successful Aging strategic plan that establishes formalized interdisciplinary education and research programs
• Create and lead the formation of a community advisory board to support the Center's efforts
• Support the gerontology program needs, including but not limited to student recruitment, innovative curriculum development, interdisciplinary education initiatives to ensure student success, and teaching as assigned in consultation with the Dean
• Jointly develop innovative University and community collaborations that result in grant-funded programs and pilot projects to improve service to older adults in the communities we serve
• Work with community members to establish successful internship opportunities that enable gerontology students to apply theory, explore and support direct service programs, and to participate in program development and research opportunities
• Advise graduate students and serve on thesis and/or directed project committees
• Obtain external funding to support the Center's activities and disseminate research findings in peer-reviewed outlets
• Conduct research translation activities aimed at improving the lives of older people in the local communities we serve
• Work collaboratively with the Dean and the Director of Development to create and execute a fundraising campaign
• Actively represent the Endowed Chair and Center's interests in CHHS, and CSULB, on community committees
• Provide leadership and service to gerontology-related professional organizations
• Develop a nationally recognized and externally funded centers of excellence that enhance the social, emotional, mental and physical health of older people, and that serves diverse, urban, and aging communities
• Develop and maintain a professional network with local and state programs and agencies related to aging

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.

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.

• 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)
• Names and contact information for three references
• Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript from institution awarding highest degree.

Review of applications to begin August 21, 2017. Position will remain open until filled or recruitment is canceled. To apply for this position, click "Apply Now" on this page: in a web browser other than Google Chrome. To ensure full consideration, during the application process upload (PDF file format preferred) a Student Success Statement, a letter of application, and a CV, and enter the contact information for three references in the "References" section of the application. Nominations for this position and requests for information should be addressed to

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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, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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