Chair, Department of Information Systems

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Chair, Department of Information Systems

Rank of Discipline Associate Professor or Professor of Information Systems

Department of Information Systems, Coles College of Business


Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, tenure track Chair, Department of Information Systems and Associate Professor or Professor of Information Systems faculty position (with the possibility of tenure upon appointment.) in the Department of Information Systems, Coles College of Business, which begins July 2020.

The Chair shall provide academic and administrative leadership for the Department. The primary responsibilities of the Chair include, but are not limited to, providing program oversight and advancement; supporting a transparent shared governance environment; managing and allocating resources; establishing and implementing the Department’s strategic plan; managing and developing faculty and staff; reviewing and managing the Department’s budget; working with one or more external advisory boards; leading the Department’s marketing and alumni relations; overseeing student development; communicating with constituents in a respectful and collegial manner; and producing accreditation reports. The Chair is also expected to strengthen the Department’s relationships with the professional community and cultivate external support. Teaching is expected, though workload is negotiable.

The Department seeks a facilitative leader who can expand and promote innovative graduate and undergraduate programs. The ideal candidate should support and encourage a culture of diverse scholarship and teaching activities as well as foster a climate of collaboration and collegiality.

The Chair should be able to advocate effectively for the needs and interests of the Department’s programs, students and faculty. The Chair should also have a balanced internal and external focus with a strong understanding of information systems and/or information security, as well as a clear awareness of industry and professional needs in the field.

  • An earned doctorate in Information Systems or a closely related field or its foreign equivalent.
  • A record of success commensurate with the rank of associate or full professor in information systems, including demonstrated success in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and/or doctoral level(s); a distinguished record of research with an ongoing scholarly plan for the future; and demonstrated success in service to the university, profession, and/or business community.
  • An ability to successfully develop and implement a strategic vision.
  • A demonstrated ability to engage effectively with external business and professional communities.
  • A demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including successfully working with and promoting diverse populations, scholarship and teaching activities.

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.


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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.


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Posted: 6/17/2019
Application Due: 8/16/2019
Work Type:
Salary: competitive