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Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Kennesaw State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a full-time, twelve-month, tenured faculty position as Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Application deadline has been extended with an updated start date as early as July 1, 2022.


The primary responsibilities of the Chair include, but are not limited to, providing academic oversight of programs, supporting a transparent shared governance environment, managing and allocating resources, establishing and implementing the Department’s strategic plan, managing and developing faculty and staff, reviewing and managing the Department’s budget, working with external advisory boards, and leading accreditation processes. Quality teaching and research are expected, though workload is negotiable.


The Department seeks a leader who can expand and promote innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. The ideal candidate should support and encourage a culture of diverse scholarship, teaching and service activities as well as foster a climate of collaboration and collegiality. The Chair should be able to effectively advocate for the needs of the Department’s programs, students, and faculty. The Chair should have a strong understanding of mechanical engineering, as well as a clear awareness of industry and professional needs in the field.


An earned doctoral degree, or its foreign equivalent, in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is required. A record of success commensurate with the rank of tenured full professor in mechanical engineering is required upon appointment.


Preferred Qualifications include:

  • An ability to successfully develop and implement a strategic vision
  • A demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including successfully working with and promoting diverse populations, scholarship, and teaching activities
  • A demonstrated ability to engage effectively with external business and professional communities and funding agencies
  • Experience in securing national-level external funding
  • Industry experience and/or Professional Engineering licensure preferred


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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