Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures
Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, administrative faculty position as a tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLC) in the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences beginning July 2023.
The chair is responsible for providing department leadership and overseeing the department’s academic programs and budgets. The successful candidate should be an accomplished scholar with demonstrated administrative leadership skills and the ability to create an environment of collaboration, transparency, and shared governance. The chair will have the responsibility to promote and contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Working in collaboration with department faculty, department staff, and the dean’s office, the chair will build a strategic vision for the department and support and enhance teaching effectiveness, scholarship and research, student success, and community outreach. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines.
Required Qualifications Include:
- Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, in one of the languages taught in the Department, Cultural Studies, or a related discipline with an academic background and appropriate credentials to be a tenured professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLC) in the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Evidence of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service commensurate with the rank of full professor
- Demonstrated record of successful administrative and/or leadership experience in a department, college, or university setting
- Demonstrated strong record of fostering diversity with emphasis on equity, inclusion, fairness, transparency, and professionalism
- Successful experience working with faculty in building and implementing a strategic, long-term vision for the department.
Preferred Qualifications Include:
- Evidence of ensuring effective shared governance and advocating for faculty interests among the different programs
- Previous experience in large and diverse departments and/or institutional settings that include faculty with varied areas of expertise
- Previous experience designing and/or implementing successful curricular innovations, increasing enrollments, and recruiting and retaining majors and minors
- Previous experience cultivating relationships with community, professional, and alumni/ae stakeholders
- Evidence of fostering a positive work environment and constructive interpersonal relationships
- Evidence of mentoring new faculty and facilitating successful applications for promotion and tenure
- Previous experience with effective conflict resolution
- Evidence of effective communication skills
For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit https://hr.kennesaw.edu/careers.php. Search for Job ID 247937.
For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia’s largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, 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.
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.