Job was posted on:
March 4, 2022

Director of the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

Kennesaw, Georgia


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Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, tenured faculty position as Professor and Director of the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development (SCMPD) in the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences, beginning July 1, 2022.

The Director is responsible for providing leadership for the School and Center for Conflict Management. They will oversee the School’s academic programs and budgets, facilitate fundraising, and manage the School's outreach to the academic and practitioner communities. The successful candidate should be an accomplished scholar with demonstrated administrative leadership skills and the ability to create an environment for collaboration, transparency, and shared governance. The Director will have the responsibility to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity. Working in collaboration with School faculty and staff and the Dean’s office, the Director will support and enhance teaching effectiveness, scholarship and research, student success, and community outreach. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications Include

  • A PhD or other terminal degree, or its foreign equivalent, in any degree field (including, but not limited to, anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology) with appropriate credentials to be a tenured professor in the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development at KSU
  • Record of scholarship and publication on peace and conflict, commensurate with tenure in the School
  • Record of leadership in academic or practitioner settings

Preferred Qualifications Include

  • Commitment to fostering diversity with emphasis on equity, inclusion, and representation
  • Management experience in a university setting
  • Commitment to effective shared governance and advocacy for faculty interests
  • Experience working with graduate education, including supervising masters or doctoral students
  • Experience cultivating relationships with community and professional stakeholders
  • Track record of successful fundraising
  • Track record of actively promoting equity, inclusion, and representation, including engagement on issues of agency and systems or asymmetries of power
  • Experience working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and/or intersectional environment
  • Experience working in international settings

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit  Search for Job ID 240147.

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