Submitted: 30 September 2019
Department: Geography and Anthropology
Institution: Kennesaw State University
Job type: Department chair
Apply by: 1 November 2019
Application email: [email protected]
Application URL:

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, tenure track Department Chair and Professor (or Associate Professor) faculty position in the Department of Geography and Anthropology, which begins July 2020.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Geography and Anthropology promote diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and public. Thus, we seek candidates whose leadership, research, teaching, and service have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, and have given them the confidence to engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks a visionary and effective leader to become the next Chair of the Department of Geography and Anthropology. The Chair holds a 12-month position with the possibility of tenure upon appointment and reports to the Dean of the College. The department offers majors in Geography, Anthropology, and Geographic Information Science; minors in Anthropology; Environmental Studies, Geography, and Native-American Studies; and a certificate in Geographic Information Sciences. For more information on the department, please see our website:

The ideal candidate will have a distinguished record of leadership in a field related to the Department’s academic programs and research portfolio. We seek an individual demonstrating dedication to excellence in teaching and research, as well as a strong commitment to service and community engagement. Strong management and administrative skills are required. A strong vision for the future and a sense of mission for the department are also needed. The successful candidate will demonstrate a sincere commitment to promoting advocacy, diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and social justice, as evidenced by prior innovative and successful measures. Experience overseeing online programs and teaching hybrid/online courses is a plus. Priority will be given to candidates with a background in generating and facilitating external funding. In addition to departmental administration, the Chair carries limited teaching responsibilities.

Required Education An earned doctorate in Geography, GIS, Anthropology, or a related field, or its foreign equivalent; a record of successful administrative experience in a department, college, or university setting; a commitment to diversity; and a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service commensurate with the rank of associate or full professor.

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’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. 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.

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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.

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