Job Announcement: Kennesaw State University, Director of University Honors Program

Kennesaw State University, located in suburban metropolitan Atlanta, is now accepting applications for the position of University Honors Program Director, a twelve-month associate professor/professor administrative faculty position in the Honors College which begins July 1, 2017.  The successful candidate will lead a student-centered program of approximately 900 students spanning two campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta, Ga.  The Honors Director provides leadership for the development, enhancement and implementation of recruitment and retention strategies, advising initiatives and academic and student engagement programming.  The Director also serves as an advocate for Honors students and programs on two campuses, as well as the larger community.  The Honors director teaches a reduced load of honors courses and supervises student capstones, represents the Honors College on campus committees, and is expected to participate in state, regional and/or national honors organizations.

An earned doctorate/terminal degree, or the foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience is required.  Current rank of tenured associate or full professor is required, with a record of teaching, research and professional service that merits appointment as a tenured associate or full professor at KSU.  See KSU’s promotion and tenure guidelines at http://handbooks.kennesaw.edu/docs/faculty_handbook.pdf.

The University Honors Program is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary and is housed in the Honors College, created in 2013.  The Honors Director reports directly to the Dean of the Honors College and supervises an associate director on the Marietta campus, an assistant director, an advisor, and an administrative associate.  The Honors College also houses a Director of National and International Scholarships and Fellowships and the Dual Enrollment Honors Program for high school students.  The Honors Program also has dedicated honors residences on both campuses.  See more information at honors.kennesaw.edu.

Candidates should demonstrate a successful history in higher education, including program leadership or administrative roles; a sustained record of teaching, research and professional service; and campus/community engagement.  Prior experience in teaching and/or leadership of an honors program, managing others and creating a positive team environment is required.  Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability to build relationships and cross-campus collaborations with academic departments, admissions, registrar and other units and to manage budgets.  Evidence of strong organizational skills and initiative, commitment to the principles of student and faculty diversity, and commitment to support of undergraduate research is required.  A record of involvement in collegiate honors organizations and experience mentoring students for prestigious scholarships are desirable.  A record of experience with high impact practices, including but not limited to study abroad programs, experiential learning, learning communities and community engagement is also desirable.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community.  Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities.  As Georgia third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program.  Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  For full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by February 15, 2017.

For a full description of this position and application procedures, go to https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu.

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.