Department Chair of Software Engineering and Game Development

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Academic Home Department: Software Engineering and Game Development Posting Job Title: Department Chair of Software Engineering and Game Development Recruitment Type: Administrative Faculty Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Associate Professor or Professor - TBD Area of Specialty-Discipline: Software Engineering and/or Computer Game Design and Development Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable: Position Status: Regular Faculty Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track Terms of Employment: 12-Month Contract Type: Full-time Date Position Available: 07/01/2019 Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

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 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 and 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 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. This is a 12-month, tenured position.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

The candidate should provide evidence of effective leadership experience, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, industry partnership and an ability to work productively with faculty and students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates must have demonstrated a strong commitment to the computing disciplines and have a substantive record of scholarship and research leading to the procurement of external funding. The candidate must have experience mentoring and advising junior faculty, undergraduate and graduate students in research activities.

The successful candidate must hold tenure and have an earned terminal degree in computing or related field (or the foreign equivalent) with experience and achievement sufficient to qualify for tenure.

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Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 01/31/2019 Questions About Position Opening:

Inquiries and questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Jeff Chastine: [email protected]

Additional Information for Applicants

The Department of Software Engineering and Game Development represents fields at the forefront of high-impact developments. Our diverse faculty takes pride in our student-centered degree and certificate programs, which are enhanced by state-of-the-art instructional technology and applied research activities. Our programs are of exceptional quality and are accessible to both traditional and non-traditional students. The department is located on the Marietta campus.

The department houses three programs totaling more than 800 students. The Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering is the only one offered at a public university in the state of Georgia and currently enrolls more that 350 students. This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Our Bachelor of Science in Computer Game Design and Development equips students with the skills and knowledge to apply computing and software engineering techniques to the design and production of digital media for entertainment, research, and education. It currently enrolls more than 400 students and is one of the few game-focused programs in the nation to be accredited by ABET. In the last five years, undergraduate enrollment in these programs doubled and continues to grow. At the undergraduate level, the department also offers a Minor in Software Engineering and a Minor in Computer Game Development.

The Master of Science in Software Engineering prepares students for careers in this field by exposing them to real-time strategies and methodologies that give them a competitive edge in the market. All courses in the program are available in both face-to-face and online formats. The department also offers Graduate Certificates in Software Engineering Foundations and Software Engineering. In the last five years, graduate enrollment in the department rose 33%.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, application materials must be received by 1/31/2019.

Please submit “Statement of Leadership Philosophy” in place of “Other documents” in the required documentation page.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000736 USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 41701 Departmental/College Overview:

The College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE) at Kennesaw State University is home to more than 3500 students studying Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Game Design and Development, and Information Technology within six undergraduate, three masters, ten certificate, and four minors programs. With emphasis on theory and practice, students have experiential learning opportunities and partner with companies through internships, co-ops, sponsored capstone projects, and theoretical and applied research. Our faculty are experts in a wide range of cutting-edge topics including usability, requirements elicitation, health informatics, cybersecurity, robotics, simulation and modeling, virtual and augment reality, and high-performance computing.

CCSE is identified as aspirational with high potential, academic quality, and high growth and will have ever-expanding opportunities for collaboration with partners within KSU and beyond.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

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.

EEO Statement:

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.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  5. Other Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Statement of Research/Scholarship Interests




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Posted: 12/30/2018
Application Due: 4/17/2019
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