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Job Opening: Director of the Leven School

  • 1.  Job Opening: Director of the Leven School

    Posted 10-09-2023 17:17
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    Director of the Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality

    Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, administrative faculty position as a tenured Professor and Director of the Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality that begins July 1, 2024.

    The Leven School offers degrees in management, entrepreneurship and hospitality management. In addition to these three-degree programs, the Leven School offers certificates in sub-disciplines. The Leven School manages two centers in entrepreneurship and family business. The Leven School oversees 40+ full-time faculty/staff across several disciplines, and 2,000+ student majors/interests. The Leven School is seeking a capable, collegial, innovative leader to build on the strong progressive culture of the department and help to support the degree programs, centers and other course offerings that benefit our students.

    The Director shall serve as the facilitative and academic leader of the Leven School with primary responsibilities including but not limited to:

    • Developing an inclusive, progressive strategic vision, mission and strategies to transform the school in line with the College's and University's priorities.
    • Achieving university goals for R2 status (e.g., research opportunities, interdisciplinary programs/research, quality teaching, student success, business engagement, support for high quality research).
    • Growing undergraduate programs and developing timely curriculum.
    • Driving student success and graduation rates.
    • Supporting graduate programs (e.g., MBA, Georgia WebMBA, Ph.D.).
    • Leading the School's marketing and alumni relations.
    • Managing different perspectives from many different disciplines in the unit.
    • Supporting a transparent shared governance environment.
    • Managing and developing faculty and staff.
    • Ability to mentor and motivate employees to high performance.
    • Advocating for the needs and interests of the school's programs, students, and faculty.
    • Leading external business engagement in promoting different programs and supporting College fundraising goals.

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

    Required Qualifications Include

    • A terminal degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Management, (or one of its sub-disciplines), or related field, with an academic background and appropriate credentials to be a tenured Full Professor in the Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality in the Coles College of Business at KSU is required.
    • An ability to successfully develop and implement a strategic vision.
    • Experience and interest in working in an environment that includes diverse disciplines and a diverse student population.

    Preferred Qualifications Include

    • Administrative experiences such as dealing with budgets, hiring, retention, performance management, etc.
    • Commitment to developing relationships and building a strong culture.
    • Ability to adapt to changes in the environment, policies, and strategic focus.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and frequently with transparency as needed.
    • A sustained, strong record of publication in high quality peer-reviewed disciplinary journals along with notable achievements and/or recognition of scholarship among peers in the discipline.
    • Evidence of effective teaching in multiple modalities and at all levels (e.g., graduate and undergraduate) or area (sub-discipline).
    • A strong understanding of the academic disciplines and centers housed in the Leven School.
    • Prior success in obtaining extramural funding and business engagement.
    • An understanding and willingness to contribute to AACSB accreditation processes.

    For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit  Search for Job ID 263547.

    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.


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    Rajaram Veliyath
    Kennesaw State Univ
    Kennesaw GA
    (470) 578-3329