Chair, Department of Information Systems

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Academic Home Department:Information SystemsPosting Job Title:Chair, Department of Information SystemsRecruitment Type:Administrative Faculty Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank:Associate Professor or Professor - TBDArea of Specialty-Discipline:information SystemsAdministrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:Position Status:Regular FacultyTenure Track Status:Tenure TrackTerms of Employment:12-MonthContract Type:Full-timeDate Position Available:07/01/2020 Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Information Systems. This is a 12-month, tenure track position with the possibility of tenure upon appointment.

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.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

•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.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date:09/15/2019Questions About Position Opening:

Amy Woszczynski, Professor of Information Systems
[email protected]

Additional Information for Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, application materials must be received by 09/15/19.

Required Documents:
• Letter of Application addressing the applicant’s position qualifications
• Current Curriculum Vitae
• Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official
transcripts due upon hire)
• Statement of Leadership Philosophy
(Other documents)
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy
• Statement of Research Philosophy
• List of Names and Contact Information of Three References

Hard copies of official transcripts will be required for candidates invited for a campus interview.

Application Instructions Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number:000767USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID:43480Departmental/College Overview:

Michael J. Coles College of Business and the Department of Information Systems (IS) are both fully accredited by AACSB International. The BBA-IS degree is one of the few IS programs to hold both AACSB and ABET accreditations. The IS Department consists of approximately 30 full and part-time faculty supporting Undergraduate degrees in Information Systems, Information Security and Assurance, and Cybersecurity; a Master’s of Science in Information Systems, a dual-degree MBA+MSIS degree, and the Georgia WebMBA; and the Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems. Further, the Department is home to a Master’s of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics, which spans three colleges and multiple departments. The Center for Information Security is housed in the Department, and is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity. The IS Department is an innovator in online/hybrid learning pedagogy and is well positioned for the future. For more information, please visit our website at

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 DocumentsRequired 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. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Statement of Research/Scholarship Interests
  7. Other Documents
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    Posted: 7/16/2019
    Application Due: 9/14/2019
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