Director of the Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Hospitality

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of the Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Hospitality

Coles College of Business


Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, tenured faculty member meeting the requirements of full professor to serve as Director of the Michael A. Leven School of Management, Hospitality & Entrepreneurship in the Coles College of Business beginning July 1, 2021.


The Leven School is a newly transformed unit, having recently emerged from a department with the addition of two new majors in entrepreneurship and hospitality. Our diverse school now comprises three degrees, three centers, 60+ faculty across several disciplines, and 1,100+ student majors.


We seek an innovative leader to build on the strongly collegial and entrepreneurial culture of the department. The Director shall serve as the facilitative and pioneering academic leader of the Leven School with primary responsibilities including but not limited to:


  • Developing an innovative, contemporary strategic vision and path to transform the school
  • Achieving university goals for R2 status (e.g., research opportunities, interdisciplinary programs/research, external funding, business engagement)
  • Growing undergraduate programs and developing timely curriculum
  • Driving student success and graduation rates
  • Supporting graduate programs (e.g., MBA, Georgia WebMBA, Ph.D.)
  • Leading external business engagement in promoting different degrees and supporting College fundraising goals
  • Leading the School’s marketing and alumni relations
  • Emphasizing diversity
  • Supporting a transparent shared governance environment
  • Managing and developing faculty and staff
  • Advocating for the needs and interests of the School’s programs, students, and faculty 


We strongly encourage applications from diverse candidates.


Required qualifications include:


  • An earned doctorate, or its foreign equivalent, in a management-related discipline (e.g., organizational behavior, human resources, strategy, entrepreneurship, international business, operations and supply chain, hospitality, etc.)
  • A record of success in teaching, research, and service commensurate with the rank of a tenured full professor at Kennesaw State University
  • An ability to successfully develop and implement a strategic vision
  • A proven capability to engage with external business and professional communities
  • A demonstrated commitment to a work environment that includes diverse populations, scholarship, and teaching


Preferred qualifications include:


  • The earned doctorate is from an AACSB accredited institution
  • A strong understanding of the academic disciplines and centers housed in the School
  • Administrative experience (e.g., budgets, hiring, retention, etc.)
  • An understanding of and willingness to contribute to AACSB accreditation processes


For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs.

Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.


For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit


Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

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