Job Details

Kennesaw State University
  • Position Number: 5263473
  • Location: Kennesaw, GA
  • Position Type: Deans - Science

Associate Dean of Research (Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Job ID: 272322
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

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 to over 43,000 students. Our high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and across the globe. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) 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.

Our vibrant culture, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. As part of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State exemplifies the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university. Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, elevational, open and impact-generating, and being true to ourselves. In addition, Kennesaw State supports the University of Georgia's core values of accountability, excellence, integrity, and respect. For more information, visit


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information

With more than 400 full-time faculty and 8,500 degree-seeking students, the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences prepares the next generation of leaders in a wide array of fields to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century and become contributing citizens in a global society. The home of three Schools and eight Departments, the College offers more than 80 graduate and undergraduate programs of study in both traditional and interdisciplinary fields. RCHSS provides students experiential learning opportunities to enable them to develop leadership, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, as well as a strong sense of civic engagement.

The College and the School are committed to the success of our students, faculty, staff, and communities. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to fulfill that commitment and engage our students, partners, and stakeholders effectively.

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for an administrative faculty position as a tenured Professor and Associate Dean of Research in the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences with a preferred start date of January 1, 2025. This is a twelve-month contracted position. This position is for work to be performed in the state of Georgia.


The Associate Dean for Research advances the research mission of the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences (RCHSS). The Associate Dean will:
  • Serve as a liaison to the Office of Research and will organize/manage inter-departmental research groups and interests.
  • Supports the sponsored research process in the college by working collaboratively with the Office of Research and college investigators.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external entities for research and partnership development.
  • Provides leadership, strategic direction, and executive oversight for all matters related to research.
  • Oversee compliance with various regulations by principal investigators and monitor safety procedures in college research, in collaboration with various units and committees (e.g., environmental health and safety (EHS), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and the Institutional Review Board (IRB)).
  • Manage research resources including working collaboratively with the Associate Dean of Operations in allocating space for faculty, staff, and graduate student researchers, and funds for graduate research assistantships.
  • Design and propose new initiatives inclusive of the planning and execution of grant proposals, community engagement events, symposia, and conferences.
  • Serve as a supportive and strong mentor for faculty, staff, and students in the area scholarship, community engagement, and sponsored research.
  • Support the development of a network of experts advancing research and sponsored research.

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

Required Qualifications
  • A terminal degree, or the foreign equivalent, in one of the disciplines within the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU is required.
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service commensurate with an academic background and appropriate credentials to be a tenured full professor in the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU.
  • Administrative and/or leadership experience in an academic and/or research setting (e.g., experience as center or institute director, lead in research working group, graduate director/coordinator, department chair, and/or associate dean).
  • Experience in securing extramural funding as an investigator.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Record of leadership and mentorship in research and creative activities.
  • Previous experience in a large and multi-faceted institutional setting that includes faculty with varied areas of research and creative activities expertise.
  • Previous experience designing and/or implementing successful research development programming.
  • Experience building and fostering a culture of sponsored research, including interdisciplinary collaborations across the college and university.
  • Demonstrated record of receipt of extramural grant-funding including federal grant funding.
  • Demonstrated experience with budget management.
  • Experience in mentoring and supporting faculty at all career stages in their sponsored research, scholarship, creative activities, and career development.
  • Demonstrated success in higher education leadership.
  • Previous experience cultivating relationships with community, professional, and alumni/ae stakeholders.
  • Evidence of fostering a positive work environment and constructive interpersonal relationships.
  • Effective and strong communication skills.

Required Documents to Attach

1. CV
2. Cover Letter
3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts and Official International Course-by-Course Evaluations Due Upon Hire)
4. Vision statement for the position (Upload as Additional Documents)
5. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 5 references

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Apply Before Date

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, please apply by September 8, 2024.

Contact Information

For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Ruth Goldfine,, 470-578-6124.

For technical support or assistance completing a job application, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

For questions about a specific job posting at Kennesaw State University, please contact the search chair listed under the contact information section on each posting. For general questions about faculty jobs please email

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

For additional information on this policy, or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, students, employees, applicants for employment or admission or other third parties should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at English Building, Suite 225,

Background Check

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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