Director of the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development
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
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 SCMPD offers a Master's degree in Conflict Management, a Dual Master's degree in Conflict and Business Administration, a graduate certificate in Applied Peacebuilding, and a Ph.D. in International Conflict Management. It also houses the Center for Conflict Management which promotes peace and conflict resolution and provides training and interventions in conflict management skills to non-degree seekers. The school's mission includes (1) preparing engaged, interdisciplinary change-makers with rigorous academic and practice skills for peacemaking and development in domestic and international contexts; (2) producing cutting edge, policy-relevant research on conflict, peace, and development; (3) enacting peacebuilding, conflict management, and development programming and practice in a variety of contexts across disciplines, sectors, and levels of analysis; and (4) inspiring peace and promoting positive change.
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 School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development 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. Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, tenured faculty position as Professor and Director of the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development (SCMPD) in the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences, beginning July 1, 2022. Responsibilities
The Director is responsible for providing leadership for the School and Center for Conflict Management. They will oversee the School's academic programs and budgets, facilitate fundraising, and manage the School's outreach to the academic and practitioner communities. 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 Director will have the responsibility to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity. Working in collaboration with School faculty and staff and the Dean's office, the Director will support and enhance teaching effectiveness, scholarship and research, student success, and community outreach. Salary is commensurate with experience. Required Qualifications
A PhD or other terminal degree, or its foreign equivalent, in any degree field (including, but not limited to, anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology) with appropriate credentials to be a tenured professor in the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development at KSU Record of scholarship and publication on peace and conflict, commensurate with tenure in the School Record of leadership in academic or practitioner settings Preferred Qualifications
Commitment to fostering diversity with emphasis on equity, inclusion, and representation Management experience in a university setting Commitment to effective shared governance and advocacy for faculty interests Experience working with graduate education, including supervising masters or doctoral students Experience cultivating relationships with community and professional stakeholders Track record of successful fundraising Track record of actively promoting equity, inclusion, and representation, including engagement on issues of agency and systems or asymmetries of power Experience working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and/or intersectional environment Experience working in international settings 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 April 5, 2022. This position is open until filled. Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Teresa P. Raczek, [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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