Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia's largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu. 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
With 32 full-time and approximately 35 part-time faculty members, the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers a B.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Sociology (both traditional and online programs), a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and contributes to an interdisciplinary Master of Science in Cybersecurity. The department currently serves over 1300 undergraduate majors, as well as 30 graduate students. Distinctive departmental features include a vibrant internship program, innovative experiential learning opportunities for students, and three active student organizations. The department is noted for its strong academic programs, and supports global learning, interdisciplinary scholarship, and community engagement.
With more than 400 full-time faculty and 8000 degree-seeking students, the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences (RCHSS), the largest college at the university, prepares the next generation of leaders in a wide array of fields to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century and become contributing citizens in a global society. The home of three Schools and eight Departments, the College offers more than 80 graduate and undergraduate programs of study in both traditional and interdisciplinary fields. RCHSS provides students experiential learning opportunities to enable them to develop leadership, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, as well as a strong sense of social responsibility through community and global engagement.
The Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice promote diversity and inclusiveness among our students, faculty, staff, and public. Thus, we seek candidates whose experience, teaching, and service have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence to engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
For a detailed description of the university, college, and department, please visit our home page at www.kennesaw.edu
. Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice administrative faculty position in the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences beginning July 1, 2022. Responsibilities
The chair is responsible for providing department leadership and oversees the department's academic programs and budgets. The successful candidate should be an accomplished scholar with demonstrated administrative leadership skills and the ability to create an environment for collaboration, transparency, and shared governance. The chair will have the responsibility to promote and contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Working in collaboration with department faculty, department staff, and the dean's office, the chair will support and enhance teaching effectiveness, scholarship and research, student success, and community outreach. Required Qualifications
Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, in sociology, criminology, criminal justice, or a related social science discipline; Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service commensurate with the rank of full professor; Demonstrated record of successful administrative and/or leadership experience in a department, college, or university setting; and Demonstrated strong record of fostering diversity with emphasis on equity, inclusion, fairness, and professionalism. Preferred Qualifications
Commitment to effective shared governance and advocate for faculty interests; Experience with large and diverse departments and/or institutional settings including with faculty with varied areas of expertise; Experience cultivating relationships with community and professional stakeholders; Commitment to and evidence of fostering a positive work environment and interpersonal relationships; Demonstrated record of mentoring new faculty; Experience with effective conflict resolution; and Effective and strong communication skills. Required Documents to Attach
Apply Before Date
- Cover Letter addressing the candidate's qualifications for the position, including diversity, research, and leadership statements.
- Unofficial Graduate Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
- Names and Addresses of Three References
For full consideration, please apply by March 20, 2022. This position is open until filled. Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Olaf Berwald, [email protected]
For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at [email protected]
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. 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. https://www.usg.edu/hr/assets/hr/hrap_manual/HRAP_Background_Investigation_Employment.pdf
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