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Lead, Educational Development Scholarship and Evaluation

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Faculty Development

Job ID: 265715

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Advances key priorities related to faculty success in scholarship and educational research by working in a dynamic and motivated team of educational development professionals. Envisions and implements efforts toward the development/facilitation of a comprehensive faculty professional development program related to scholarship/educational research. Consults with faculty on their educational research grants. Envisions/leads CETL internal assessment processes to ensure compliance with accreditation requirements. Acts as the principal research scientist at CETL to perform independent research on educational development for the purpose of peer-reviewed publications to advance CETL and KSU's reputation and impact nationally and internationally. Initiates strategic partnerships with relevant units to elevate the educational research profile. Identifies training needs, collaboratively designs and develops learning opportunities for faculty. Works independently. Manages large projects/processes that are often difficult and complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. Functions with a high degree of autonomy. Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.


1. Serves as a grant writing expert consultant in educational research and the scholarship of educational development by collaborating with faculty on proposals. Serves as the learning sciences expert and/or project evaluator with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers.
2. Assumes the role of Co-PI or senior personnel in select grant proposals as appropriate
3. Envisions and delivers workshops and webinars on the topic of scholarship productivity (e.g., responding to reviewer feedback, engaging in collaborative projects, finding the right venue for your research)
4. Leads semester- and yearlong communities of practice programs
5. Leads data collection and reporting processes for the assessment of CETL in compliance with USG and accreditation requirements
6. Develops and implements a performance mentoring system for faculty
7. Collaborates with academic leaders in the Office of Research, Library, and other units as appropriate, to identify and meet educational research development needs
8. Envisions CETL's research agenda and oversees research projects as appropriate
9. Curates electronic resources for the website as needed/relevant
10. Implements appropriate components of key CETL strategic initiatives (e.g., orientations, conferences, and institutes)
11. Maintains a current understanding of research and trends on assessment, evaluation, and educational development
12. Maintains records to track and monitor faculty progress and participation through new and established online faculty development offerings
13. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources
14. Represents CETL on university-wide committees

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education

Required Experience
Five (5) years of relevant experience, preferably in a higher education environment (can include experience in a CTL during graduate school or similar)

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
A record of excellence in teaching, including teaching undergraduate and/or graduate students
Experience designing and leading workshops and seminars
Experience designing and evaluating programs or initiatives
Experience in grant writing
Experience at a large comprehensive and/or research university
Publications in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Educational Research, or the Scholarship of Educational Development

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher education

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Consulting with a diverse audience on educational research topics
Ability to apply teaching and learning scholarship to create more effective learning environments
Ability to design research studies and produce reports that maintain compliance with federal, state, and university policies and best practices
Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and cooperatively as a member of a team
Ability to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time, meeting assigned deadlines

Deep job knowledge of areas typically obtained through higher education combined with experience.

Quantitative and qualitative data skills (research design, data collection, analysis, and inference)
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem-solving, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and presentation skills 
Proficiency with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite) 
Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills 
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

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