Department Chair of Social Work and Human Services

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Academic Home Department: Social Work and Human Services Posting Job Title: Department Chair of Social Work and Human Services Recruitment Type: Administrative Faculty Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Associate Professor or Professor - TBD Area of Specialty-Discipline: Social Work and Human Services Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable: Department Chair 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 Chair of Social Work and Human Services is a 12-month position that reports directly to the Dean. The Chair provides academic and administrative leadership to a dynamic department of 14 multidisciplinary full-time faculty, a large pool of part-time faculty, three staff members, and approximately 400 students enrolled in the graduate and undergraduate programs. The Department of Social Work and Human Services prepares engaged, innovative professionals and global citizens who are educated to enrich the lives of individuals and families for the purpose of promoting social justice and enhancing the quality of communities.

The successful candidate should 1) be a strong and strategic visionary with empowering, democratic team-building and interpersonal skills; 2) have the ability to promote the vision and mission of the University, College, and the Department; 3) have diverse professional experience supporting the administrative role, including taking leadership in strategic planning, managing budgets, managing personnel, allocating resources, maintaining accreditations, seeking external funding, building community collaborations, and promoting faculty scholarship. The Chair also serves as an instructional leader who maintains a record of teaching effectiveness and applied scholarly achievement.
● A demonstrated history of strong, decisive leadership working with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and external stakeholders;
● A breadth of direct working knowledge providing oversight and fiscal responsibility relative to departmental or college budget management;
● The ability to foster a culture of trust, transparency, and collegiality while serving as an advocate for the mission and values of the Department;
● Demonstrated high-level interpersonal skills for communication, consultation, and collaboration;
● A record of academic excellence commensurate with tenure at the rank of associate or full professor;
● A scholarship agenda appropriate for career progression.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

The successful candidate must have the following :
● An earned doctorate or its foreign equivalent in social work, human services, education, psychology, or another related field.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 01/28/2019 Questions About Position Opening:

Dr. Scott Gordon
WellStar College of Health and Human Services
Prillaman Hall Suite 4106
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591
[email protected]

Additional Information for Applicants

The application deadline has been extended to January 28, 2019.

Application Instructions

Please submit 1) a curriculum vita; 2) a cover letter describing qualifications for the position, leadership philosophy, research/outreach endeavors and potential contribution to departmental scholarship, and commitment to diversity and inclusion; 3) unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be requested upon hire); and 4) names and contact information of 3-5 references.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000727 USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 41428 Departmental/College Overview:

The Department of Social Work and Human Services is comprised of diverse faculty representing a broad range of robust qualitative and quantitative scholarship and a strong record of community engagement and professional service. The Department offers an undergraduate degree in Human Services as well as the graduate Master of Social Work. Both are accredited programs (CSHSE and CSWE respectively). Additionally, the Department offers the Child Advocacy certification and the Nonprofit Leadership certificate, which are open to both majors and non-majors.

The WellStar College occupies a $60 million Health Science Building (Prillaman Hall). This state-of-the-art building provides a quality facility of almost 200,000 square feet. It is a college on the move making significant contributions to excellence in education, community service (both locally and globally), and scholarship. The WellStar College has been an active participant in the University’s globalization initiative with partners throughout the world. This enhances student education through international visitors to the College, study abroad programs, and an enhanced awareness of faculty and staff of their role in educating students to be global citizens.

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
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