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Position Title:
Dean of the University College
Position  Qualifications/ Responsibilities:

Kennesaw State University, a growing and progressive public university within the University System of Georgia, seeks an experienced, energetic, and creative leader to serve as Dean of the University College, beginning July 1, 2006. KSU enrolls over 18,000 traditional and nontraditional baccalaureate and master's students on an attractive campus in NW Metropolitan Atlanta. KSU has a reputation for innovation and has been spotlighted in national publications as an institution that is "On the Move." U.S. News and World Report has recognized KSU's First-Year Experience Program among the best in the nation and cited the university's Learning Communities as one of 25 outstanding programs across the country.

KSU's University College is a leader among the new breed of "university colleges" intentionally focused on promoting academic excellence and student success throughout the undergraduate experience. The Dean of the University College reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and provides leadership and support in a variety of curricular concerns and administrative activities. The College collaborates with the Division of Student Success and other units to ensure outstanding services for first-year students at KSU, including advising, orientation, and special student support initiatives. It supports interdisciplinary programs like Community-Based Learning and the American Democracy Project and impacts all KSU undergraduates by providing coordination for the university's General Education Program. The College also houses the new B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. The Department of University Studies, housed in the University College, provides leadership for Learning Community courses and sponsors an award-winning Honors Program, First-Year, Sophomore-Year, and Senior-Year Experience Programs, Joint Enrollment Honors Program, Learning Support Programs, English as a Second Language, and the Mathematics Laboratory.

The successful candidate is expected to have an earned doctorate; a record of academic achievement that qualifies for appointment as a full professor; administrative experience directing interdisciplinary or first-year programs, preferably at the chair or dean level; commitment to KSU's focus on teaching and learning and to excellence and diversity in scholarship and service; a progressive vision for the advancement of the University College; strong communication, interpersonal, and team building skills; personal commitment to advancing diversity and the success of all students. Evidence of success in grant writing and/or external resource acquisition is preferred.

Application Procedure:

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To assure consideration, please send inquiries, nominations, and applications by March 27, 2006. Candidate should e-mail a letter addressing the qualifications listed above, a statement describing your vision for the ideal role of a university college, a vita, and a list of five references (names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) to Dr. Charley Bowen, Chairperson, Search Committee for Dean of the University College, at

This search is assisted by Dr. Ted Marchese of the Academic Search Consultation Service. For further information, contact him at (202) 263-7478 or via e-mail at

Date Position Available:
July 1, 2006
Policy Statement:
Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, handicap, national origin, or sexual orientation, as authorized by law. Georgia is an Open Records State. AA/EOE.
Questions About Position Opening:

For questions about this position opening, contact:
Dr. Charley Bowen, Dean of Student Success
( or Dr. Lendley Black, Vice President for Academic Affairs (


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