The Office of Academic Affairs

Bagwell College of Education



Position Title

Director of Education Student Services and Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Education

Position Qualifications – Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, the Director of Education Student Services oversees all operations of the Education Support Service unit of the Bagwell College of Education. This unit is comprised of the William D. Impey Teacher Education Admissions & Advisement Center, the Graduate Programs Admissions Office, teacher certification, and marketing and recruitment. The Director also oversees the Teacher Resource and Activity Center and collaborates across undergraduate and graduate teacher/leader programs to coordinate admissions. Collaborating with administrators, faculty and staff across the university, and with colleagues in USG/BOR/TCSG sister institutions, the Director of Education Student Services provides leadership in the development, implementation and ongoing review of all policies and procedures for undergraduate and graduate student admissions and undergraduate advising. The Director also maintains articulation agreements with sister institutions, coordinates and disseminates information regarding student scholarship opportunities, and oversees student and alumni organizations and activities. He or she collaborates with the BCOE Leadership Team to ensure compliance with accreditation standards. Implementation of a new marketing and recruitment plan is a priority. The Director represents KSU and teacher/leader education programs at appropriate events, teaches two three-credit hour courses per year, provides service to the Professional Teacher Education Unit and Kennesaw State University, and performs other duties as assigned by the Dean or Dean’s designee.  This is a 12-month,tenure-track, administrative position.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in marketing and recruitment and strategic planning aimed in particular at increasing enrollment of graduate students and underrepresented groups.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Experience in advising and admissions.
  • Experience working with student organizations and/or student activities.
  • Experience in streamlining and implementing business processes that improve work efficiency.
Required Education – Experience – Skills (Minimum Qualifications):
  • Doctorate in an educational field centering on the preparation of Birth-12 teachers or leaders.
  • Experience teaching in Birth-12 schools.
  • Credentials appropriate to hold academic rank of a tenure-track assistant professor, associate professor, or professor at Kennesaw State University. Tenure must be earned at any rank.
  • Credentials to teach courses in the Bagwell College of Education.
  • 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:
  • Experience supervising personnel.
  • History of collaborative, effective leadership and consensus building in higher education and/or state agencies.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to work with diverse faculty, students, staff and Birth-12 partners to prepare teachers and leaders for diverse Birth-12 classrooms.
  • History of proactive problem solving.
  • Ability to set goals and consistently meet deadlines, while motivating others to do the same.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to thrive and motivate others toward excellence in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Technology skills that support teaching and research and business processes.
Application Procedure:

All materials (including transcripts) must be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word or PDF documents to on or before January 4, 2013 to guarantee consideration.  A complete application consists of (1) a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five or more professional references, at least three of whom should be former or current supervisors; and (4) a copy of transcripts of all college and university coursework.  Official transcripts are required before employment at KSU. Application materials not following these submission requirements will not be reviewed.

For a detailed description of the university, college, departments, and centers, 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. Pam Cole, Search committee Chair.  Email:

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.

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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