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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Inclusive Education
Posting Job Title: Department Chair
Recruitment Type: Administrative Faculty

Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Associate Professor or Professor - TBD
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Inclusive Education
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 12-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 07/01/2017

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Dean of the Bagwell College of Education, the chair serves as the academic and administrative leader of the Inclusive Education Department and is the department representative in all official communications. The chair is expected to collaborate with faculty across the college and with other campus units, school districts, and external agencies. Typically, the chair teaches one class per year. The position is a 12-month appointment, and the salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

• Doctorate in Education (Special Education, TESOL) or a closely related field (e.g., C&I, Literacy), or the foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience.
• Credentials appropriate to hold tenure and the academic rank of a tenure-track associate professor or professor at Kennesaw State University. Please refer to university promotion and tenure guidelines (
• Record of progressively more responsible leadership positions in higher education.
• Sustained record of excellence in teaching and scholarship related to culturally and linguistically diverse learners and/or students with exceptionalities, and ability to support 21st century learners.
• Credentials to teach courses in the Inclusive Education Department.
• Evidence of a commitment to working in an environment that fosters diversity and collaboration, and evidence of a commitment to social justice.
• Appreciation for and ability to work with and mentor diverse faculty, students, and staff to prepare teachers and leaders for diverse P-12 classrooms.
• Evidence of effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
• Professional experience in P-12 schools.
• Knowledge of and experience in developing and evaluating innovative, accredited programs in teaching and learning.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 01/04/2017
Questions About Position Opening:

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Susan Stockdale, Search Committee Chair, at 470-578-2060 or

Additional Information for Applicants

Ideal Qualifications
• Prior experience as a department chair.
• Experience in managing budgets, supervising personnel, scheduling classes, and prioritizing initiatives.
• Experience with strategic planning, curriculum development, and program assessment.
• Expertise in building and maintaining collaborative relationships and sustaining effective communities of practice among diverse faculty.
• Experience with grants.
• Experience with online teaching and learning.
• Three years of professional experience in P-12 schools.

Application Instructions

All materials must be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word or PDF documents at on or before January 4, 2017 to ensure consideration. A complete application will include a letter expressing interest and addressing qualifications for the position; copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required before employment at KSU); a curriculum vita; and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five or more professional references, at least three of whom should be former or current supervisors.

The search will continue until the position is filled.

For a detailed description of the university, college, and department, please visit KSU’s website at

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000485
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 33633
Departmental/College Overview:

The Bagwell College of Education (BCOE) is one of the largest and strongest teacher preparation units in the University System of Georgia offering bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctor of education degree programs. All educator preparation programs are accredited by NCATE and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC). KSU’s Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is the university’s umbrella organization for preparing educators and includes 13 departments from 5 colleges all of which collaborate on the design, delivery, approval, and accreditation of all educator preparation programs. The EPP serves as a model of university-wide responsibility for teacher education; field-based collaboration with practicing professionals and partner schools; infusion of technology for enhanced teaching and learning; and best practices for the inclusion of English learners and students with exceptionalities.

The faculty of the Inclusive Education Department is a group of educational professionals united in our mission to support and honor diverse learners and families, including English learners and those served by special education. We accomplish this by:
• Developing teachers who can effectively teach children who are diverse linguistically, culturally, and in their abilities.
• Collaborating with other departments to expand their candidates’ abilities to offer effective instruction to all children.
• Sharing expertise, individually and collectively, in effective inclusion of ALL students. Advocating the development of inclusive practices across all levels – BCOE, schools, Georgia, US and internationally.
• Establishing global/local connections and relationships around issues of inclusion, language development, social justice, and diversity.
• Advocating for children and families.
• Utilizing an asset-based, critical pedagogical framework that emphasizes inclusive practices.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is 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.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Five References
Optional Documents