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Position Title

Assistant (or Associate) Director of the Distance Learning Center and Assistant (or Associate) Professor in the department affiliated with the candidate’s academic discipline

Position Qualifications – Responsibilities:

The department seeks an academically qualified (tenure track) Assistant/Associate Director with previous administrative experience to lead distance learning operations at the Distance Learning Center.
The ideal candidate comes from a shared governance environment, values collaboration and collegiality, and has previous distance learning course design, teaching, and accessibility experience. He or she will interact regularly with an advisory committee of faculty administrators, academic faculty and staff directors. Previous personnel management, budget management, and project management experience is desired.

The Distance Learning Center (DLC) is a dynamic unit that is experiencing rapid growth and programmatic expansion. The Assistant/Associate Director is expected to support the Executive Director in facilitating synergy among the various interdisciplinary and administrative departments to bring high quality distance learning courses, programs, and resources to fruition.

Position responsibilities include supporting the Executive Director in managing DLC daily operations and communication, initializing a programmatic review of the KSU online course quality program, operationalizing improvements to the program and overseeing its functionality. Responsibilities also include executing the Executive Director’s vision/structure for early intervention programs and virtual advising, overseeing faculty distance learning resources, lecture capturing processes and closed captioning processes for distance learning courses. The Assistant/Associate Director will oversee and enhance current DLC publications and web presence, promote faculty distance learning research and professional development, build and maintain successful teams, and cultivate external support for departmental activities. 

The Assistant/Associate Director carries limited teaching responsibilities and is expected to maintain a departmentally approved research agenda in discipline or in the scholarship of teaching and learning. This is a 12-month tenure track administrative faculty appointment.
Required Education – Experience – Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

The successful candidate must have the following:

  • Previous distance learning management, design and teaching experience;
  • A terminal degree in one of the academic disciplines offered at Kennesaw State University, or related fields;
  • A record of successful administrative and/or leadership experience in a department, college, or university setting;
  • A record of excellence in teaching, publication, and professional service;
A commitment to promoting diversity, shared governance, and collegiality.  
Application Procedure:

A complete application must include a letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, including administrative experience and philosophy, teaching philosophy, and scholarly activity; evidence of teaching effectiveness; evidence of technological and learning management system experience; a current curriculum vitae; a list of three professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts. Send application materials electronically to: Dr. Justin Cochran, Search Chair at:

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2012. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from members of underrepresented and marginalized groups.
Questions About Position Opening: For questions about this position, contact Dr. Justin Cochran, Search Chair at:
Date Position Available:

January 1 or July 1, 2013
This position is contingent upon budgetary allocations.

Departmental/College Overview:
The Distance Learning Center is the centralized administrative and support unit for distance learning at KSU. With a staff of 5 the center operates a video recording studio, an interactive classroom as well as provides instructional design and video captioning services to campus. 

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

Kennesaw State University is a growing and progressive university in Georgia’s public system of higher education. Located on an attractive campus in suburban Atlanta, Kennesaw State University currently enrolls more than 24,000 traditional and nontraditional Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral students. The thriving Atlanta metropolitan area has a rich array of museums, theaters, libraries, colleges and universities, and other resources. Kennesaw State University was recognized in 2009 by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of its “Great Colleges to Work For”.
EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Georgia is an Open Records State.


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