Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Job ID: 231755
Location: Marietta, 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 second-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.

Location
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 Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is the second largest engineering college in Georgia with nearly 5,000 students. Students receive hands-on learning experiences from industry-expert faculty in the University's state-of-the-art facilities to produce Georgia's next generation of integrated engineers, with technical knowledge, intellectual depth, and experience in professional skills. The College has two programs in the top 20 largest programs in the country and the third largest African American student enrollment among engineering colleges. The College also has a doctoral degree in interdisciplinary engineering.

For more information related to the college, please visit the website at https://engineering.kennesaw.edu/ .

The Mechanical Engineering Department is the largest in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering, and consists of about 1570 undergraduate students, 40 graduate students, and 25 full-time faculty members. The Department houses an undergraduate degrees and a master's degree. The faculty are committed to delivering a nationally recognized program designed to prepare students for pioneering careers in mechanical engineering. Scholarship in the Department spans both industry and government funded research projects which are very often focused on the practical applications of engineering.

For more information related to the department, please visit the website at https://engineering.kennesaw.edu/mechanical/.

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, tenured faculty position as Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, beginning January 1, 2022.

Responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of the Chair include, but are not limited to, providing academic oversight of programs, 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 external advisory boards, and leading accreditation processes. Quality teaching and research are expected, though workload is negotiable.

The Department seeks a leader who can expand and promote innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. The ideal candidate should support and encourage a culture of diverse scholarship, teaching and service activities as well as foster a climate of collaboration and collegiality. The Chair should be able to effectively advocate for the needs of the Department's programs, students, and faculty. The Chair should have a strong understanding of mechanical engineering, as well as a clear awareness of industry and professional needs in the field.

Required Qualifications
An earned doctoral degree, or its foreign equivalent, in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is required. A record of success commensurate with the rank of tenured full professor in mechanical engineering is required upon appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • An ability to successfully develop and implement a strategic vision

  • A demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including successfully working with and promoting diverse populations, scholarship, and teaching activities

  • A demonstrated ability to engage effectively with external business and professional communities and funding agencies

  • Experience in securing national-level external funding

  • Industry experience and/or Professional Engineering licensure preferre

    Required Documents to Attach
    1. Letter of Application

    2. Current Curriculum Vitae

    3. Statement of Research/Scholarship Interests

    4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

    5. Statement of Leadership Philosophy

    6. List of Names and Contact Information of Five References

    7. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)

    Apply Before Date
    Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 4, 2021, deadline was extended. This position is open until filled.

    Contact Information
    For questions about this faculty opening, please contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Renee Butler, [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

    Background Check
    Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

    All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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  • 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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    Telephone
    470-578-6000
    Location
    1000 Chastain Road
    Kennesaw
    GA
    30144
    US

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