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
Preferred Qualifications include:
- An ability to successfully develop and implement a strategic
- 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
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
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 https://hr.kennesaw.edu/careers.php.
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.