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Associate Dean for Student Engagement and Success

Kennesaw State University

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Associate Dean for Student Engagement and Success (The Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Job ID: 240844
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
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

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.

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University (KSU) is accepting applications for a twelve-month, tenured Associate Professor or Professor faculty position and Associate Dean for Student Engagement and Success in the The Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences beginning July 1, 2022.

KSU is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2 institution). The Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences has experienced rapid growth in student population as well as research. The Associate Dean for Student Engagement and Success serves as a member of the college's leadership team. In collaboration with chairs/directors and the Dean, the Associate Dean advances the student success mission of the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences (RCHSS), overseeing its initiatives in the areas of recruitment, retention, student engagement and excellence, experiential learning, and graduation.

The Associate Dean for Student Engagement and Success serves as a member of the college's leadership team. In collaboration with chairs/directors and the Dean, the Associate Dean advances the Student Success mission of the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences (RCHSS).

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    In collaboration with the College leadership team and departments/schools oversees the development, planning, and implementation of all Student Success Initiatives Collaborates on mapping to the R2 Roadmap - Undergraduate Experience Promotes undergraduate research Oversees the operation of the college Advising Center Promotes career and professional development initiatives for students Responds to academic integrity and student issues (complaints and appeals) Manages student scholarships Oversees the Teaching Enhancement Program, the Dean's Student Advisory Board, and the Lindy Radow Scholars Program and Scholars Liaison Promotes the diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan, outreach, and initiatives related to student success Facilitates and reports on experiential learning as it relates to student engagement and success Monitors and presents institutional reports and data on student success outcomes Assists in donor outreach/philanthropic initiatives with a student success focus Participates in professional activities on the local, state, and national levels Actively participates in scholarly research and/or scholarship of teaching and learning Serves on committees as assigned Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean

Required Qualifications
A Ph.D., terminal degree, or its foreign equivalent, and appropriate credentials to be a tenured Associate Professor or Professor in one of the College's academic schools or departments is required.

Preferred Qualifications
    A demonstrated record of student success innovation and initiatives Administrative and/or leadership experience in an academic setting (e.g., experience as a department chair, associate dean, and/or undergraduate or program director or coordinator) Experience teaching in a large and diverse college setting that includes general education Experience fostering student success collaborations across departments, colleges, and/or institutions Experience in implementing high impact practices and QEP. Evidence of a track record of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as demonstrated by experience working with diverse populations and in promoting inclusive excellence in teaching and student learning and success Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing Evidence of developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with student leaders, faculty, staff, and administrators across a university

Required Documents to Attach
    CV Cover letter outlining the requirements noted above Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire) Vision statement for the position Names and contact information for a minimum of three, but up to five professional references

Apply Before Date
For full consideration, please apply by April 17, 2022. This position is open until filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Kadian M. Callahan,

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at

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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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.


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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