Dean of the College of the Arts

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Academic Home Department: TBD Posting Job Title: Dean of the College of the Arts Recruitment Type: Administrative Faculty Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Professor Area of Specialty-Discipline: To be determined 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 successful candidate for the Dean of The College of the Arts (COTA) will be an accomplished, creative and visionary leader, bringing a combination of professional capabilities and personal qualities that will enable him or her to address the opportunities and the challenges that exist for the College and the University. In addition to such required personal characteristics as honesty, integrity, high moral and ethical character, the energy and stamina for the rigors of the office, KSU considers important the following:
•A strong academic leader and experienced administrator who can thrive in a highly diverse and dynamic college
•An accomplished communicator who can use his/her strong interpersonal skills to facilitate and focus the creative energies of a renowned faculty into a vibrant and interactive academic and performance community
•An experienced and capable fiscal manager who can acquire internal and external financial support for the College
•An artist/scholar with a recognized record in research and/or creative activity
•An effective partner with the KSU administration in advancing college initiatives and priorities
•A passionate advocate for faculty, students, and programs in COTA
•An individual who can understand and articulate the strategic role of technology in the arts
•An energetic supporter of the objectives of affirmative action and equal opportunity
•An administrator who has experience in program accreditation
•An engaging collaborator with internal and external constituencies
•An effective listener who can translate ideas into action
•A supportive individual who can work well with faculty, staff, and administration to develop and implement quality academic programs

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Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

Kennesaw State University is seeking candidates who demonstrate evidence of the following professional accomplishments:
•An earned terminal degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline taught in the College
•A successful record of administrative experience, including direct supervisory roles as a department chair, associate dean, or dean
• Demonstrated skill in budgetary and financial management
•A distinguished record in supporting, developing, and promoting academic programs, including participation in regional and specialized accreditation experiences
•A demonstrated history of promoting diversity among faculty, staff, and students
•A record of teaching, scholarship, service, and professional experience that merits appointment at the rank of professor with tenure
•A notable record of excellence in communication and human relations

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 01/17/2019 Questions About Position Opening:

Kennesaw State University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc.

Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant Maya Ranchod Kirkhope at: [email protected]
(703) 380-9195.

Additional Information for Applicants Application Instructions

All submissions should be sent electronically (MS Word format preferred) to: [email protected]

Applications should include: 1) a letter of interest addressing the expectations of the position, 2) a current curriculum vitae (CV), and 3) list of five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate and at a later date. Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and nominations and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. The appointee is expected to take office by July 2019. Applications received by Thursday, January 17, 2019 will be assured of full consideration. For general information about Kennesaw State University, please visit www.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000738 USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 41575 Departmental/College Overview:

The College of the Arts (COTA) at Kennesaw State University is home to the School of Art and Design, Department of Dance, School of Music, and the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies. Highly accomplished faculty and professional staff prepare students for success in a complex global society through transformational artistic and scholarly engagement. COTA students discover innovative ways to be entrepreneurs and engaged citizens. They excel as artists, conduct research alongside faculty, study abroad, and engage in a multiplicity of community-based practices that prepare them for future success.
The arts at KSU are vital to the ecology of the campus and the Atlanta community, providing opportunities to enrich people’s lives and engage in critical discourse, while advancing the mission of KSU as a student-centered public institution. COTA’s diverse offerings of over 150 exhibitions, performances and public lectures, distinguish the University as one of the most artistically vibrant communities in Georgia. Partnerships with professional arts and community organizations ensure KSU’s relevance to professional artistic practices.
Students, faculty, and guest artists perform and present in state-of-the-art venues such as the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center, Dance Theater, Onyx Theater, Stillwell Theater, and the Zuckerman Museum of Art.
A diverse artistic community, the College of the Arts celebrates the inclusion of all people and thought and is committed to expanding the boundaries of knowledge, possibilities and imagination.

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
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)




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Posted: 12/30/2018
Application Due: 3/28/2019
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