Department Chair of Social Work and Human Services
Associate Professor or Professor of Social Work and Human Services
Department of Social Work and Human Services
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, tenure track Department Chair of Social Work and Human Services and Associate Professor or Professor of Social Work and Human Services faculty position in the Department of Social Work and Human Services, which begins July 2019.
The Chair of Social Work and Human Services is a 12-month position that reports directly to the Dean. The Chair provides academic and administrative leadership to a dynamic department of 14 multidisciplinary full-time faculty, a large pool of part-time faculty, three staff members, and approximately 400 students enrolled in the graduate and undergraduate programs. The Department of Social Work and Human Services prepares engaged, innovative professionals and global citizens who are educated to enrich the lives of individuals and families for the purpose of promoting social justice and enhancing the quality of communities.
The successful candidate should 1) be a strong and strategic visionary with empowering, democratic team-building and interpersonal skills; 2) have the ability to promote the vision and mission of the University, College, and the Department; 3) have diverse professional experience supporting the administrative role, including taking leadership in strategic planning, managing budgets, managing personnel, allocating resources, maintaining accreditations, seeking external funding, building community collaborations, and promoting faculty scholarship. The Chair also serves as an instructional leader who maintains a record of teaching effectiveness and applied scholarly achievement.
A demonstrated history of strong, decisive leadership working with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and external stakeholders;
A breadth of direct working knowledge providing oversight and fiscal responsibility relative to departmental or college budget management;
The ability to foster a culture of trust, transparency, and collegiality while serving as an advocate for the mission and values of the Department;
Demonstrated high-level interpersonal skills for communication, consultation, and collaboration;
A record of academic excellence commensurate with tenure at the rank of associate or full professor;
A scholarship agenda appropriate for career progression.
The successful candidate must have the following :
An earned doctorate or its foreign equivalent in social work, human services, education, psychology, or another related field.
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.
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.