The Office of Academic Affairs

Bagwell College of Education


Educational Leadership

Position Title

Assistant or Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership

Position Qualifications – Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership, the Assistant or Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership is expected to take a leadership position in teaching and expanding the Department’s degree and course offerings in Higher Education Leadership (preparing candidates for leadership roles in institutions of higher education), as well as other departmental and college degree programs (as qualified).  This will include, but not be limited to, program development, coordination, assessment, revision, and recruitment/promotion.  He or she will be expected to teach courses at the graduate level (through doctorate), advise candidates, supervise dissertations, maintain an active research agenda (with expectations commensurate with rank), and provide service to the Educational Leadership Department, Bagwell College, and Kennesaw State University.  This is a nine-month tenure-track position.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership (or a closely-related field) from a university with Carnegie research status (RU-VH or RU-H) at time degree was conferred.
  • Experience teaching graduate courses in Higher Education Leadership (or related) programs.  
  • A strong record of and commitment to university teaching.
  • A strong preparation and experience in quantitative research methodology.
  • Experience working in doctoral programs and serving on/chairing dissertation committees.
  • Experience in program development and recruitment/promotion.
  • Experience in working with higher education internationally.
  • Experience as an administrator in higher education.
  • Experience in educational finance.
  • Experience in education research and policy at the state or national level.
  • Leadership experience in a P-12 school or environment.
  • Experience teaching online courses.
Required Education – Experience – Skills (Minimum Qualifications):
  • Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership or Policy, or a closely-related field centering on the preparation of leaders for institutions of higher education.  ABDs close to completion will be considered.  For the purposes of this vacancy, a degree in educational leadership (P-12) without specific and significant coursework in leadership in higher education is not considered to be “closely related.” 
  • Evidence of the ability to conduct scholarly activity at a level commensurate with his/her appointment.  Please refer to university tenure and promotion guidelines at:
  • Credentials to teach graduate courses in the Department of Educational Leadership.
  • Commitment to working in an environment that fosters diversity and collaboration.
Application Procedure:

All materials must be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word or PDF documents to on or before January 4, 2013 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 at KSU); a curriculum vita; names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five or more professional references.

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.
Questions About Position Opening:

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Charles Bowen, Search Committee Chair.  Email:   Telephone:  770-423-6888

Date Position Available:

August 2013

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’s, master’s, 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). As a member of the Renaissance Group, BCOE continues its advancement toward meeting the challenges of national and state reforms for teacher education as well as program expansion.  The college received an $8.9 million Teacher Quality Partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The BCOE houses the iTeach Center that provides professional learning, consulting, and service for Georgia educators in 11 school systems within metro Atlanta and North Georgia.  Recently, the BCOE launched the Center for Literacy and Learning, a facility where P-12 striving readers are assessed and tutored by graduate students.  In collaboration with the College of Science and Mathematics, the Bagwell College of Education established the Advancing the Teaching of Mathematics and Science (ATOMS) Center.

KSU’s conceptual framework for educator preparation is the Collaborative Development of Expertise in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership. This collaboration, including service and support units, is carried out both through the college’s five academic departments (Educational Leadership, Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Education, Instructional Technology, and Secondary and Middle Grades Education) and in conjunction with other members of KSU’s Professional Teacher Education Unit (PTEU). PTEU, the university’s umbrella organization for preparing educators, includes fourteen departments from five colleges all of which collaborate on the design, delivery, approval, and accreditation of all educator preparation programs. The PTEU serves as a model of university-wide responsibility for teacher education; field-based collaboration with practicing professionals and partner schools; infusion of technology for enhanced teaching and learning; and best practices for the inclusion of English learners and students with disabilities.

Housed in the Bagwell College, faculty members in the Department of Educational Leadership teach in graduate degree programs in educational leadership (master’s, educational specialist, doctorate) and endorsement programs.  The department has an innovative orientation and prepares leaders for the traditional public, charter, and independent school sectors.  Faculty members also routinely teach in external leadership preparation programs for university leaders, and engage in scholarship in issues relating to P-20 education.  The department anticipates offering a program in higher education leadership at the doctoral level in AY14.

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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