Director of the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

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Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, administrative faculty position as a tenured 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 2023.   

Responsibilities Include

  • The Director is responsible for providing leadership for the School and Center for Conflict Management.
  • They will oversee SCMPD’s academic programs and budgets, facilitate fundraising, and manage the School’s outreach to the academic and practitioner communities.
  • The College is looking for 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. 

Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines. 

Required Qualifications Include

  • A PhD or terminal degree, or its foreign equivalent, in any degree field (including, but not limited to, anthropology, history, economics, law, political science, psychology, sociology, social work) with an academic background and appropriate credentials to be a tenured professor in the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development in the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU.
  • Record of leadership in academic or practitioner settings with diverse, international, and/or intercultural teams
  • Commitment to and evidence of fostering diversity with emphasis on equity, inclusion, and representation 

Preferred Qualifications Include

  • Management experience in a university setting
  • Commitment to effective shared governance and advocacy for faculty and student 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 engaging on issues of agency and systems or asymmetries of power
  • Experience working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, international, and/or intersectional environment 

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit  Search for Job ID 250981. 

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia’s largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, 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.                                               

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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