Department Chair Searches

The College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE) at Kennesaw State University invites applications for the two positions of Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Chair of the Department of Software Engineering & Computer Game Design and Development. 

The Opportunity

The Department Chair provides academic leadership and vision for the department’s mission and goals, advocates effectively for the needs and interests of the department, and creates an inclusive atmosphere for all students, faculty, and staff to thrive.

The Department Chair has the opportunity to provide academic and administrative leadership of the department, including fostering an environment of collaboration and collegiality conducive to teaching and research, overseeing strategic planning, working with both internal and external constituencies, disseminating information to faculty members, developing major initiatives, managing staff, overseeing departmental finances, managing faculty workload and course scheduling, and perform duties as assigned by the University or Dean of the College.   The Department Chair will be responsible for working effectively with other departments in the college in an open and participatory manner.  Working with departmental faculty, the Department Chair will oversee recruitment efforts, assist in the development of curricula and new programs, research and grant funding activities, make recommendations to the Dean regarding all personnel matters including evaluation of faculty and staff, and administer all departmental budgets.

We welcome applicants with a strong desire to contribute to the continued success and growth of the College and Department.  This is a 12-month, tenured position.

Job Postings

To view the ad for Department Chair of Computer Science, please click here.

To view the ad for Department Chair of Sofware Engineering & Game Development, please, click here.


The College of Computing and Software Engineering

The College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE) at Kennesaw State University is home to more than 3500 students studying Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Game Design and Development, and Information Technology within six undergraduate, three masters, ten certificate, and four minors programs.  With emphasis on theory and practice, students have experiential learning opportunities and partner with companies through internships, co-ops, sponsored capstone projects, and theoretical and applied research.  Our faculty are experts in a wide range of cutting-edge topics including usability, requirements elicitation, health informatics, cybersecurity, robotics, simulation and modeling, virtual and augment reality, and high-performance computing.

CCSE is identified as aspirational with high potential, academic quality, and high growth and will have ever-expanding opportunities for collaboration with partners within KSU and beyond.

Kennesaw State University

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia, the third-largest University in the state, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. The University has an R3 classification – a doctoral institution with moderate research activity – by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning.

Listed among U.S. News & World Report’s nationally-ranked universities, KSU offers close proximity to Atlanta, home to rich culture and arts, 26 Fortune 1000 companies, and is named one of the world’s elite tech cities by Forbes Magazine.  The University's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. The University’s alumni network is 100,000 strong.

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science serves more than 1600 graduate and undergraduate majors.  In the last five years the enrollment in both graduate and undergraduate programs rose by 73%.

The Department of Computer Science is recognized as a collaborative, collegial, and diverse group of scholars who value excellence in teaching, scholarship, and mentorship.  The faculty are active in campus leadership and successful in research and external funding activities involving undergraduate and graduate students. Our students and faculty collaborate with other disciplines in applying computing in new ways to solve today’s most challenging problems.

The Department of Computer Science offers a B.S. program accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, a B.A. in Applied Computer Science, a M.S. degree program in Computer Science, a CS minor, several undergraduate and graduate certificates, and a Ph.D. program in Data Science and Analytics (jointly with the Department of Statistics). The department is seeking to increase its stature and reputation nationally and internationally while maintaining its culture of instructional excellence.


Software Engineering and Game Development

The Department of Software Engineering and Game Development represents fields at the forefront of high-impact developments.  Our diverse faculty takes pride in our student-centered degree and certificate programs, which are enhanced by state-of-the-art instructional technology and applied research activities. Our programs are of exceptional quality and are accessible to both traditional and non-traditional students. The department is located on the Marietta campus.

The department houses three programs totaling more than 800 students.  The Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering is the only one offered at a public university in the state of Georgia and currently enrolls more that 350 students.  This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.  Our Bachelor of Science in Computer Game Design and Development equips students with the skills and knowledge to apply computing and software engineering techniques to the design and production of digital media for entertainment, research, and education. It currently enrolls more than 400 students and is one of the few game-focused programs in the nation to be accredited by ABET.  In the last five years, undergraduate enrollment in these programs doubled and continues to grow. At the undergraduate level, the department also offers a Minor in Software Engineering and a Minor in Computer Game Development.

The Master of Science in Software Engineering prepares students for careers in this field by exposing them to real-time strategies and methodologies that give them a competitive edge in the market.  All courses in the program are available in both face-to-face and online formats. The department also offers Graduate Certificates in Software Engineering Foundations and Software Engineering.  In the last five years, graduate enrollment in the department rose 33%.