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Lead Researcher, Radow Institute for Social Equity (RISE)

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Kennesaw State University
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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Jul 1, 2021

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Lead Researcher, Radow Institute for Social Equity (RISE) – Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University (KSU) seeks a nationally renowned scholar and thought leader to join its newly established Radow Institute for Social Equity (RISE) located in the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

RISE’s mission is to examine the challenges of social justice, equity, and economic inequality while developing sustainable solutions that address pressing racial and social challenges.

Research is one of the primary means through which RISE will pursue its mission. The Lead Researcher will conduct and disseminate scholarship that will expand opportunities for equity across diverse populations and foster community engagement and dialogue around issues of social justice, equity and race. The individual will play a leadership role in enabling KSU to become an international destination for a broad spectrum of active scholars and educators to work together and develop strategies to advance social justice and equity. 

The strongest candidates for this position will possess a deep understanding of the racial and social challenges that exist in society and how research can advance the cause for substantive change. Evidence of a strong scholarly record in social justice and social equity studies, combined with a successful history of increasingly responsible academic leadership is required. 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University 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 second largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. KSU is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. Colleges and Universities. For more information, visit https://visit.kennesaw.edu/.

For further information about the position and its requirements, please review the position profile here: https://www.agbsearch.com/searches/

Nominations and Applications

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunity and attributes outlined in the search profile, a current resume and the names of five professional references with email and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior authorization).

Nominations and application materials should be sent to: [email protected]. For full consideration, applications should be received by May 14, 2021. The search committee will continue its work until an appointment is made.

Inquiries, nominations, as well as expressions of interest, should be directed to:

Dr. Kim Bobby, Executive Search Consultant[email protected] / (253) 861-7738

Mr. Andrew Bowen, Associatea[email protected] / (802) 345-1279 

Kennesaw State University 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.   

Organization

Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest in the University System of Georgia with more than 22,500 undergraduate and graduate students representing 142 countries.

KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw Mountain, allowing students to experience the best of Atlanta while enjoying the serenity of a 384-acre, beautifully landscaped pedestrian-friendly campus.kennesaw_state_university1.jpg

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 70 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math and graduate degree programs in nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, public administration, education and professional writing. The university’s expanding doctoral programs currently offer a Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning, Doctorate of Business Administration and Doctorate of Nursing.

Additionally, nursing students from Kennesaw State have one of the highest passing rates on the statewide licensing exam and are highly sought-after in the medical community, while the College of Education is the second-largest preparer of teachers in the state. The Executive MBA program, housed in the Coles College of Business, is the second-largest program in the country and has been recognized by BusinessWeek.

kennesaw_state_university2.jpgKSU’s national reputation has gained steam and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years as an “Up-and-Coming Masters University in the South,” ranking among the top ten (8th) in the 2010 issue of “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition, the university’s First-Year Experience has been named an “Academic Program to Look For” by U.S.News for seven consecutive years and was named one of 12 founding institutions in a project called "Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College."

The university has committed itself to expanding the global experience of students, faculty and staff through its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), known as the "Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship" initiative, which began in 2007. This program focuses on increasing opportunities for international learning experiences. In spring 2009, KSU awarded its first Global Engagement Certification to graduate and undergraduate students. This certification recognizes students’ achievements in learning global perspectives and developing intercultural skills.

As a destination campus, KSU offers students plenty of opportunities to experience campus life by participating in more than 150 student groups and organizations, including student government, sororities and fraternities, club and intramural sports, social and special-interest organizations, student publications and honor societies.

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In 2009, the Kennesaw State Owls completed a reclassification from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I, competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. During the transition from 2005-2009, KSU teams have won six Atlantic Sun Conference tournaments in five sports, including men’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s soccer, softball and cross-country.

Kennesaw State University has been recognized as one of the top universities in the country by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2009 Great Colleges to Work For.” KSU was recognized among the top 10 schools in six categories – confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, physical work space conditions and post-retirement benefits.

Kennesaw State was originally established by the University System of Georgia as Kennesaw Junior College serving 1,000 students. The college became a four-year institution in 1976 and was named Kennesaw College in 1977. In 1988, on its 25th anniversary, it was named Kennesaw State College and in 1996 became Kennesaw State University.

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Location
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw
GA
30144
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