Director of the Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Hospitality

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Director of the Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Hospitality

Job ID: 223299
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information
Michael J. Coles College of Business is fully accredited by AACSB International. The College comprises 6,000+ students across undergraduate and graduate programs.

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, tenured faculty member meeting the requirements of full professor to serve as Director of the Michael A. Leven School of Management, Hospitality & Entrepreneurship in the Coles College of Business beginning July 1, 2021.

The Leven School is a newly transformed unit, having recently emerged from a department with the addition of two new majors in entrepreneurship and hospitality. Our diverse school now comprises three degrees, three centers, 60+ faculty across several disciplines, and 1,100+ student majors.

We seek an innovative leader to build on the strongly collegial and entrepreneurial culture of the department. The Director shall serve as the facilitative and pioneering academic leader of the Leven School with primary responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Developing an innovative, contemporary strategic vision and path to transform the school
  • Achieving university goals for R2 status (e.g., research opportunities, interdisciplinary programs/research, external funding, business engagement)
  • Growing undergraduate programs and developing timely curriculum
  • Driving student success and graduation rates
  • Supporting graduate programs (e.g., MBA, Georgia WebMBA, Ph.D.)
  • Leading external business engagement in promoting different degrees and supporting College fundraising goals
  • Leading the School's marketing and alumni relations
  • Emphasizing diversity
  • Supporting a transparent shared governance environment
  • Managing and developing faculty and staff
  • Advocating for the needs and interests of the School's programs, students, and faculty

We strongly encourage applications from diverse candidates.

Required Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate, or its foreign equivalent, in a management-related discipline (e.g., organizational behavior, human resources, strategy, entrepreneurship, international business, operations and supply chain, hospitality, etc.)
  • A record of success in teaching, research, and service commensurate with the rank of a tenured full professor at Kennesaw State University
  • An ability to successfully develop and implement a strategic vision
  • A proven capability to engage with external business and professional communities
  • A demonstrated commitment to a work environment that includes diverse populations, scholarship, and teaching

Preferred Qualifications
  • The earned doctorate is from an AACSB accredited institution
  • A strong understanding of the academic disciplines and centers housed in the School
  • Administrative experience (e.g., budgets, hiring, retention, etc.)
  • An understanding of and willingness to contribute to AACSB accreditation processes

Required Documents to Attach
  • Cover letter providing evidence of transformative leadership
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of leadership philosophy
  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  • List of at least four references

Apply Before Date
To guarantee consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2021.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Michael Maloni, [email protected].

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at [email protected]. For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.

Participant ID: 61415

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Job No:
Posted: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 2/11/2033
Work Type: Full Time