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Chair of the Department of Information Technology

Kennesaw State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 17, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
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Full Time
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Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, administrative faculty position as a tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Information Technology in the College of Computing and Software Engineering. This position begins July 1, 2022. 


The Department Chair provides academic leadership and vision for the department’s mission and goals, advocates effectively for the needs and interests of the department, and creates an inclusive atmosphere for all students, faculty, and staff to thrive.


The Department Chair has the opportunity to provide academic and administrative leadership of the department, including driving student success and graduation rates, fostering an environment of collaboration and collegiality conducive to teaching and research, overseeing strategic planning, working with both internal and external constituencies, disseminating information to faculty members, developing major initiatives, managing staff, overseeing departmental finances, managing faculty workload, course scheduling, and perform duties as assigned by the University or Dean of the College.   The Department Chair will be responsible for working effectively with other departments and schools in the college in an open and participatory manner.  Working with departmental faculty, the Department Chair will oversee recruitment efforts, assist in the development of curricula and new programs, research and grant funding activities, make recommendations to the Dean regarding all personnel matters including evaluation of faculty and staff, and administer all departmental budgets.


We welcome applicants with a strong desire to contribute to the continued success and growth of the College and Department.


Required Qualifications Include

  • Rank of Full professor with an academic background and appropriate credentials to be a tenured professor in an academic department in the College of Computing and Software Engineering at KSU
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to the Computing disciplines and a substantive record of scholarship and research leading to the procurement of external funding
  • Evidence of effective leadership experience
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work productively with faculty and students from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience mentoring and advising early career faculty, undergraduate and graduate students in research activities
  • An earned doctoral degree, or its foreign equivalent, in Computing, or a closely related field


Preferred Qualifications Include

  • A working knowledge of ABET accreditation
  • An ability to successfully develop and implement a strategic vision
  • A demonstrated ability to engage effectively with external business and professional communities, Advisory Board, and funding agencies.


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 a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) 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 Search for Job ID 237342.


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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