Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership | Bagwell College of Education

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University seeks a highly accomplished scholar and strategic leader for a full-time, twelve-month administrative faculty position as a tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership in the Bagwell College of Education beginning July 1, 2024.

The Department of Educational Leadership at Kennesaw State University is committed to preparing educational leaders who are sensitive to and invested in the needs and development of all current and future stakeholders. To meet this mission, the curriculum is focused on critical thinking, problem-solving, and transforming leadership for all candidates through a commitment to welcoming, accessible, responsive, and ethical practice. The department is committed to building partnerships with a broad spectrum of communities through field-based opportunities exploring solutions to current educational challenges.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Shaping and guiding the direction of the College as a key part of the administrative leadership team
  • Working closely with the Dean of the Bagwell College of Education
  • Developing and coordinating a strategic plan for the department
  • Budgeting and fiscal management of departmental resources
  • Acting as a liaison for the department in formal communications
  • Building strong relationships with college and university administrators, faculty, and staff, as well as external school districts and agencies
  • Partnering with the department faculty council, advisory board, and key stakeholders,
  • Ensuring optimal class schedules and the effective allocation of instructional resources.
  • Leading faculty assessment, development, and evaluation
  • Driving recruitment strategies to attract graduate students

Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines.

Required Qualifications Include

  • A terminal degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Educational Leadership or a related field, with an academic background and the appropriate credentials required to be a tenured Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership in the Bagwell College of Education at Kennesaw State University.
  • Demonstrated record of effective teaching, supervision, and mentoring; research and creative activity; and professional service.
  • Evidence of building and sustaining a positive and supportive workplace culture and climate.
  • Leadership experience in higher education, including evidence of organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications Include

  • Prior experience as a department chair or equivalent leadership, including strategic planning, managing budgets, and supervising personnel
  • Record of advocating for students, faculty, staff
  • Expertise in building and maintaining collaborative relationships and in sustaining effective communities of practice among faculty
  • Experience with shared governance
  • Experience with graduate program development and recruitment
  • Experience with multiple modes of instructional delivery
  • Experience supporting faculty and student research initiatives and grants
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and sustain partnerships with P – 12 schools
  • Record of involvement in professional organizations at the state, regional, and national/international level
  • Experience with program assessment and accreditation

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit Search for Job ID 266664.

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 is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

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