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Director of the KSU Learning Center

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: First-Year and Transition Studies
Posting Job Title: Director of the KSU Learning Center
Recruitment Type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Associate Professor or Professor - TBD
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Education Fields, Student Success, or STEM-related fields
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:

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position to serve as the Director of the KSU Learning Center (KSULC). This position will have significant administrative responsibilities and minimal teaching expectations. The KSULC Director is responsible for:
• Assisting in the development of the KSULC (e.g., recommending an organizational structure for KSULC personnel and developing KSULC policies).
• Strategic planning, directing, and implementing KSULC activities.
• First-level oversight of the KSULC budget.
• Advocating for and marketing KSULC programs to students, parents, staff, and faculty.
• Managing and supporting KSULC personnel and programs, such as Supplemental Instruction and SMART center tutoring.
• Providing KSULC programming aligned with research-based best practices of metacognitive learning theory, student development, and cultural diversity
• Actively promoting diversity in staffing, programming, and student leadership.
• Planning, developing, implementing, and reporting on assessment activities in accordance with Improve KSU, the institution’s campus-wide assessment program.
• Conducting and coordinating research to advance student learning and self-efficacy, as well as to track development and effectiveness of innovative practices
• Performing other duties as assigned and/or as necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of the KSU Learning Center.
• Teaching one section of the KSU 1101 First-Year Seminar each Fall semester

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

An earned doctorate/terminal degree or its equivalent in one of the STEM fields, education fields, or a field related to college student success is required. Qualified candidates must:
• have three to five years of college teaching experience
• hold the rank of Assistant Professor or higher at an accredited institution of higher education, or be employed currently as a director of an academic support initiative or center
• have a body of related research as demonstrated by a consistent record of publications in peer-reviewed scholarly journals or their equivalent
• possess excellent interpersonal communication and time management skills
• have a demonstrated commitment to student success
Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following:
• Experience overseeing or managing an academic learning center, tutoring center, Supplemental Instruction program, or other related academic support initiative.
• Supervisory or administrative experience in higher education.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Expertise in program assessment and data gathering/analysis.
• Experience with budget management, payroll systems, Banner, and other systems typically used at institutions of higher education.
• Experience with statistics and statistical software.
• Experience with the supervision and training of personnel in higher education.
• Experience working with and/or possess an understanding of the needs of targeted populations and at-risk students.
• Familiarity with the national trends and practices in tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and other forms of academic support.
• A record of research into and implementation of metacognitive learning strategies

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 03/15/2018
Questions About Position Opening:

Dr. Hillary Steiner
hsteiner@kennesaw.edu
Email is the preferred method of communication.

Additional Information for Applicants

To guarantee consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2018. Posting will remain open until position is filled.

Application Instructions

Application must include (1) a cover letter addressing the applicant’s teaching philosophy and prior experience, research interests, and relevant professional activities; (2) under “other documents:” provide three letters of recommendation; and (3) a current curriculum vita.
All applications must include an unofficial copy of the applicant’s graduate transcripts. Official graduate transcripts will be required of candidates who receive invitations for a campus visit. Official transcripts can be mailed to:

Kennesaw State University
University College
ATTN: Lisa Bauer
430 Bartow Avenue NW
MD 2401
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Official transcripts sent electronically should be emailed to Lisa Bauer at lbauer3@kennesaw.edu.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000628
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 38582
Departmental/College Overview:

The KSU Learning Center is housed in University College, an innovative, interdisciplinary degree-granting college that both challenges and supports students from the first day on campus through commencement. Composed of three academic departments, University College’s engaging faculty and staff are dedicated to teaching, research/creative activity, professional service, and civic leadership. The college is also home to the Advising Office for New, Exploratory, and Students in Transition (NEST), the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs, The Dual Enrollment Program, and Academic Support Initiatives, such as Supplemental Instruction, the English as a Second Language (ESL) Center, and the Science and Math Academic Resource and Tutoring (SMART) Center. To learn more, visit the University College website at uc.kennesaw.edu.
The KSU Learning Center Director will have an academic home in the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies (FYTS), an interdisciplinary department dedicated to fostering the success of first-year college students and other students in transition. The department is nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a leader in the emerging discipline of First-Year Studies. For more information, visit uc.kennesaw.edu/fyts.

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. Other Documents
Optional Documents