Department Chair Searches

The College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE) at Kennesaw State University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Computer Science.

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

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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.