Director of the School of Government and International Affairs

Kennesaw State University

Director of the School of Government and International Affairs
School of Government and International Affairs

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month administrative faculty position as a tenured Professor and Director of the School of Government and International Affairs that begins July 1, 2024.

The Director provides School leadership and oversees the school’s several academic programs, its budget, and other associated initiatives. The successful candidate should be an accomplished scholar with demonstrated administrative leadership skills and the ability to create an environment for collaboration, transparency, and shared governance. The Director will have the responsibility to promote and contribute to the success of all the faculty, staff, and students who comprise the school community. Working in collaboration with School faculty, School staff, and the Dean’s Office, the Director will support and enhance teaching effectiveness, scholarship and research, student success, and community outreach.

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

Required Qualifications Include

  • A terminal degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Political Science, International Affairs, Public Administration, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service commensurate with the rank of a tenured full professor in the School of Government and International Affairs.
  • Demonstrated record of successful administrative and/or leadership experience in a department, college, or university setting.
  • Demonstrated record of effectively working fairly and professionally with faculty, staff, and students of varied backgrounds reflecting KSU’s community.

Preferred Qualifications Include

  • Commitment to effective shared governance and advocating for faculty interests.
  • Experience supporting the success of large and diverse departments and/or institutional settings including with faculty with varied areas of expertise.
  • Experience cultivating relationships with community and professional stakeholders.
  • Commitment to and evidence of fostering a positive work environment and interpersonal relationships.
  • Demonstrated record of mentoring faculty and supporting faculty success.
  • Experience with effective conflict resolution.• Effective and strong communication skills.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit Search for Job ID 266639.

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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