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Chair of the Department of Construction Management

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Chair of the Department of Construction Management

Job ID: 236351
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. 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
The Department of Construction Management is home to one of only two institutions to offer ACCE accredited baccalaureate CM degrees in the state of Georgia. The department currently has 14 full-time faculty members, 10 part-time faculty, over 700 undergraduate, and 30 graduate students. The faculty and students hold numerous national and international recognitions, and the program offers a variety of unique opportunities for engagement in the metro-Atlanta area.

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, tenure track Professor and Chair of the Department of Construction Management in the College of Architecture and Construction Management, beginning July 1, 2022.

The primary responsibilities of the Chair include, but are not limited to, providing academic oversight of programs, supporting a transparent shared governance environment, managing and allocating resources, establishing and implementing the Department's strategic plan, managing and developing faculty and staff, reviewing and managing the Department's budget, working with external advisory boards, and leading accreditation processes. Quality teaching, research and service are expected. The duties are 100% Administrative even though some teaching is recommended, but not required, to stay in touch with the student body.

The Department seeks a leader who can expand and promote innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. The ideal candidate should support and encourage a culture of diverse scholarship, teaching and service activities as well as foster a climate of collaboration and collegiality. The Chair should be able to effectively advocate for the needs of the Department's programs, students, and faculty. The Chair should have a strong understanding of the needs of the Construction Industry. The candidate will also be required to assist the Dean and Business Development office in fundraising efforts for the department.

The sought candidate will advance the Construction Management Department through its current transitional period of growth and development in the areas of excellent teaching research and service. The position will encourage and support interdisciplinary and inter-departmental teaching, research and service. The selected candidate will continue KSU's achievements in promoting equity, diversity and inclusion and student success in higher education.

The next Department Chair will be a creative and collaborative leader for the position. Situated within the College of Architecture and Construction Management (CACM), this position reports to the CACM Dean and partners with the Architecture Department Chair and the CACM Associate Deans to create an environment of academic excellence in the college.

Required Qualifications
  • An earned doctoral degree, or its foreign equivalent, in Construction Management or a closely related field
  • Rank of Full professor or associate professor with an academic background and appropriate credentials to be a tenured professor in accordance with the KSU/CACM promotion and tenure guidelines
  • A minimum of seven years United States construction experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • A working knowledge of ACCE accreditation and the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) is highly valued
  • An ability to successfully develop and implement a strategic vision
  • A demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including successfully working with and promoting diverse populations, scholarship, and teaching activities
  • A demonstrated ability to engage effectively with external business and professional communities, Advisory Board, and funding agencies
  • Experience in securing national-level external funding
  • Professional Engineering licensure is recommended but not required
Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter will be automatically required
  3. Letter of Application
  4. Statement of Departmental Vision with regards to Teaching, Research, Service and Leadership
  5. List of Names and Contact Information of Five References
  6. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
Apply Before Date
For full consideration, please apply by January 15, 2022. This position is open until filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Zuhair El-Itr,

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.

Participant ID: 61415

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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