Chair of the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education

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Chair of the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education

Job ID: 222213
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
The Bagwell College of Education (BCOE) is one of the largest and strongest providers of teacher preparation and graduate education studies in the University System of Georgia, offering bachelor, master, educational specialist, and doctor of education degree programs. KSU's Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is the University's umbrella organization for preparing educators and includes 11 departments from four colleges all of which collaborate in the design, delivery, and approval of all educator preparation programs.

Bagwell College of Education ranked tenth in the SR Education Group's 2018 Top Online Colleges Report for Colleges offering Master's degrees in Education. Doctoral degrees in Education offered by the College ranked 4th nationally. All educator preparation programs are approved by Georgia's Professional Standards Commission (PSC).

The Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education (SMGE) offers graduate programs (M.A.T., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.) in middle grades, secondary, and curriculum and instruction area concentrations. The department offers undergraduate programs in Middle Grades and Secondary Education. Service and research methodology courses are also offered to support programs across the College. SMGE faculty pride themselves on effective teaching, applied research, and undergraduate and graduate programs that are relevant and research-based. Our programs foster the development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of professional educators who design and implement developmentally and culturally responsive instructional programs.

SMGE faculty have a history of excellence, as evidenced by multiple awards in teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national level.

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a tenure-track, twelve-month, administrative faculty position as Professor and Chair of the Department of Secondary and Middles Grade Education beginning July 2021.


    Reports to the Dean of the Bagwell College of Education Serves as administrative leader of the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education, performing administrative tasks corresponding to position of department chair Represents the Department in all official communications Collaborates with faculty across the College and with other campus units, school districts, and external agencies Typically, teaches one class per year

Required Qualifications
Required Qualifications Include:
    Doctorate in Education or a closely related field, or the foreign equivalent. Credentials appropriate to hold academic rank of professor at Kennesaw State University. Please refer to university promotion and tenure guidelines at: Sustained record of teaching, supervision, and mentoring; research and creative activity; and professional service. Evidence of promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity. Leadership experience in higher education, including evidence of organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Qualifications to teach courses in the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education.

Preferred Qualifications
Other qualifications might include:
    Experience as a department chair or equivalent leadership role, including strategic planning, managing budgets, and supervising personnel. Record of advocating for students, faculty, and the department. Expertise in building and maintaining collaborative relationships and in sustaining effective communities of practice among diverse faculty. Evidence of commitment to shared governance, educational equity, and social justice. Experience with graduate and undergraduate program development, assessment, and recruitment. Experience supporting faculty and student research initiatives and grants. Experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in face-to-face and online environments. Demonstrated ability to cultivate and sustain partnerships with P-12 schools. Record of involvement in professional organizations at the state, regional, and national/international level. Understanding of state and national standards for educator preparation program assessment and commitment to leading faculty through program renewal. Experience teaching in grades 4-12 or related experience.

Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)

Apply Before Date
Open until filled, although to receive full consideration, applications should be received by January 8, 2021.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Ugena Whitlock, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] or 470-578-6888.

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