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Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Business

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144

Job ID: 269751

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

Located in the Northwest of metro Atlanta, Michael J. Coles College of Business is fully accredited by AACSB-International, offers programs in online, hybrid, and face-to-face formats, and serves around 9,000 students. The Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality consists of three majors (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Hospitality Management), six minors, two centers, and 40 + faculty with diverse research and teaching interests.

The school supports several graduate programs including MBA, EMBA, and Ph.D. programs, which are nationally recognized. The school also houses Joel A. Katz Music & Entertainment Business Program, Robin and Doug Shore Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, and Family Enterprise Center, which was recognized as the third most productive center for publishing research in family business journals. The entrepreneurship & innovation center is focused on the incubation of new businesses through student-led initiatives.

We encourage faculty members to integrate experiential learning into the curriculum and be at the forefront of innovations that promote student success. The school values and supports the diverse research interests of the faculty members and offers a flexible workload model that aligns with their career objectives. For more information related to the college and the school, please visit our website at 

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a full-time, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Business faculty position in the Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Hospitality that begins August 2024. This is a nine-month contracted position. This position is for work to be performed in the state of Georgia.


  • Serve as the Director of the Family Enterprise Center (FEC).
  • Work closely with the leadership of the Leven School and Coles College to pursue strategic objectives for the Family Enterprise Center.
  • Oversee the administration (operational and financial) of the FEC and work with the research director to sustain the center. 
  • Oversee FEC staff to develop and execute marketing and promotional campaigns for the FEC and the programs offered through the center. 
  • Collaborate with academic faculty to develop, promote, and oversee educational, clinical, and social programming.
  • Help embed the FEC in the local family business community and recruit family businesses to become more involved with the center. 
  • Engage with family businesses, advisors, and other stakeholders to secure support and sponsorship for FEC programs.
  • Coordinate instructional needs for the center while serving as lead instructor for center programs. 
  • Teach classes as required. 
  • Provide regular program updates to Coles College and Leven School. 
  • Engage with complementary centers/programs across and beyond the university. 
  • Professional service to the department, college, and university is expected.

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

Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate, or the foreign equivalent, in business administration, management, entrepreneurship, family business, or a related discipline is required.

NOTE: For ABDs, the required degree must be earned by the start date.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate from an AACSB-accredited college/school
  • A record of high-quality teaching and research in family business and similar topics.
  • Interest, training, and/or experience in hybrid and online teaching modalities is desirable.

Required Documents to Attach

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 references 
  4. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (Official Transcripts and Official International Course-by-Course Evaluations Due Upon Hire)

Apply Before Date

Review of applications will begin immediately.  For full consideration, please apply by April 28, 2024. 

Contact Information

For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Robert Randolph,

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