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Department Chair, Secondary and Middle Grades Education

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Secondary and Middle Grades Education
Posting Job Title: Department Chair, Secondary and Middle Grades Education
Recruitment Type: Administrative Faculty
Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Associate Professor or Professor - TBD
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Secondary and Middle Grades 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: 07/01/2018
Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Position Description:
Reporting to the Dean of Bagwell College of Education, the chair serves as the academic and administrative leader of the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education 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, tenure track appointment, and the salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position becomes available on July 1, 2018.

Ideal Qualifications:
● Prior experience as a department chair with undergraduate and graduate programs or equivalent leadership experience.
● Experience in managing budgets, supervising personnel, and scheduling classes.
● Experience with strategic planning.
● Expertise in building and maintaining collaborative relationships and in sustaining effective communities of practice among diverse faculty.
● Experience with grant procurement.
● More than three years of teaching experience in grades 4-12.
● Experience with online learning/teaching.
● Experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses.
● Experience with edTPA.
● Record of involvement in professional organizations at the state, regional, and/or national/international level.
● Understanding of the national landscape in education and new accrediting standards and commitment to motivating and leading faculty through program renewal.
● Demonstrated ability to bring together diverging positions and competing interests on behalf of the department, college, and university.
● Experience providing leadership in curriculum development.
● Experience providing leadership for a major educational initiative.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

Required Qualifications:
● Doctorate in Education or a closely-related field, or the foreign equivalent.
● Credentials appropriate to hold academic rank of professor or associate professor at Kennesaw State University. Please refer to university promotion and tenure guidelines at:
● Record of progressively more responsible leadership positions in higher education.
● Sustained record of teaching, supervision, and mentoring; research and creative activity; and professional service.
● Evidence of promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity.
● Effective organizational, interpersonal, communication, and technology skills.
● Minimum of three years of teaching experience in grades 4-12.
● Experience developing and evaluating innovative educator preparation programs and in accreditation.
● Qualifications to teach courses in the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 01/16/2018
Questions About Position Opening:

Dr. Dana Fox

Additional Information for Applicants

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

Application Instructions

All materials must be submitted electronically as PDF or Word documents to on or before January 16, 2018 to guarantee 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); a curriculum vita; names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five or more professional references (some of which should be former or current supervisors). Incomplete applications will not be considered. For a detailed description of the university, college, and department, please visit KSU’s website at The search will continue until the position is filled.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000613
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 37838
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, master, educational specialist, and doctor of education degree programs. All educator preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by Georgia’s Professional Standards Commission (PSC). KSU’s Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is the university’s umbrella organization for preparing educators and includes 13 departments from five 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 professional 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 Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education offers an undergraduate program in Middle Grades Education and graduate programs (M.A.T., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.) in various middle and secondary area concentrations. Pending approval, the department will offer a BSED in Secondary Education with Mathematics and Science concentrations. Service courses are also offered to support secondary, elementary, and PK-12 programs. The department faculty are committed to the development of expertise in teaching and learning in collaboration with units across campus and local school districts, including professional development schools. Our programs foster the development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of professional learning facilitators who design and implement integrated instructional programs for learners that are developmentally and culturally responsive.

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 number of doctoral programs. 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