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Director of the School of Instructional Technology and Innovation

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Kennesaw State University
Location
Kennesaw, Georgia

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Job Title: Director of the School of Instructional Technology and Innovation
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 267511
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 https://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

The school is a leader in Instructional Technology! We offer advanced degrees (MED, EDS, EDD) in Instructional Technology, as well as endorsements in Online Teaching and Personalized Learning. Most of our programs are fully online yet cohort-based, so you can connect and collaborate with your peers. You will love our faculty. They are caring, compassionate, and committed to your success.

Additionally, we are among a few schools in the nation that are authorized to offer ISTE certification preparation to our students. Finally, we are the only university in Georgia to offer a B.S. degree in Learning, Design, and Technology.

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, administrative faculty position as a tenured Professor and Director of the School of Instructional Technology and Innovation (SITI) in the Bagwell College of Education with a preferred start date of July 1, 2024.

Responsibilities

As a key member of the College's administrative leadership team, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultivate excellence and provide visionary leadership for innovative research, educational initiatives, and accreditation of SITI's academic programs including the BS in Learning Design and Technology, the MEd, EDS, and EDD in Instructional Technology, and graduate endorsement certificates.
  • Lead faculty and staff (Office Managers, iTeach Director, TRAC Program Manager, BCOE Technology Coach) within SITI.
  • Provide leadership, supervision and strategic direction for all units within the school, including iTeach, TRAC, Innovation Lab, and the BCOE Technology Professionals.
  • Support, sustain, and expand the scholarly excellence of the school, and endeavor to be the leading undergraduate and graduate programs in the country.
  • Collaborate with the School of Instructional Technology and Innovation faculty and partners, to design, execute, and align the schools strategic plan to that of the college and campus strategic plans.
  • Demonstrate effective and innovative leadership practices, including a commitment to shared governance.
  • Evaluate faculty and staff performance according to school and university guidelines.
  • Oversee the fiscal management of school resources.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by the Dean and university leadership.

Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines.

Required Qualifications
    An earned doctoral degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Instructional Technology or closely related field with an academic background and appropriate credentials to be a tenured Professor in the School of Instructional Technology and Innovation in the Bagwell College of Education at KSU is required.

    Demonstrated record of effective teaching, supervision, and mentoring; research and creative activity; and professional service related to the instructional technology discipline.

    Evidence of building and sustaining a positive and supportive workplace culture and climate.

    Leadership experience in higher education, including evidence of organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as a Birth-12th grade educator.
  • Prior experience as a department chair or equivalent leadership, including strategic planning, managing budgets, and supervising personnel.
  • Record of advocating for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Expertise in building and maintaining collaborative relationships and in sustaining effective communities of practice.
  • Experience with shared governance.
  • Experience with undergraduate and graduate program development and recruitment.
  • Experience with multiple modes of instructional delivery.
  • Experience acquiring external funding and supporting research initiatives.
  • Evidence of understanding the complexities of Birth-12 education and teacher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and sustain partnerships with stakeholders including industry and Birth-12 schools.
  • Experience in using evidence-based research and best practices to design innovative solutions for enduring challenges in teacher preparation.
  • Record of involvement in professional organizations at the state, regional, and national/international levels.
  • Experience with program assessment and accreditation.
  • Experience managing multiple units with varying missions, objectives, and personnel.
Required Documents to Attach
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts and Official International Course-by-Course Evaluations Due Upon Hire)
  4. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 references
Apply Before Date

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, please apply by February 15, 2024.

Contact Information

For questions about this faculty opening, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Melissa Driver, mdriver6@kennesaw.edu.

For technical support or assistance completing a job application, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or oneusgsupport@usg.edu.

For questions about a specific job posting at Kennesaw State University, please contact the search chair listed under the contact information section on each posting. For general questions about faculty jobs please email facultyjobs@kennesaw.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

For additional information or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, students, employees, applicants for employment or admission or other third parties should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at English Building, Suite 202, eeo@kennesaw.edu, or by making a report at the following website: https://diversity-kennesaw-advocategme.symplicity.com/public_report/index.php/pid734945.

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

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.

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

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