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Chair of the Department of Architecture

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Chair of the Department of Architecture

Job ID: 236214
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 Architecture is home to the only NAAB accredited 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree program in Georgia and currently has over 700 undergraduate students. The department includes 22 full-time and 25+ part-time faculty members with a robust portfolio of professional practice and research accomplishments. The Architecture Department prioritizes equity, diversity, and inclusion and are particularly interested in historically underrepresented voices, and we welcome candidates whose work and lived experiences will expand our conversations, perspectives, and practices.

Located in the rapidly growing metropolitan area of Atlanta, the Architecture Program offers a variety of unique opportunities for community, civic, and professional engagement, and is well connected to multiple cultural centers in the region. Kennesaw State University is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) with more than 42,500 students. The second-largest university in the state of Georgia, KSU is recognized as a comprehensive university with 11 colleges on two main campuses and a full complement of disciplinary excellence, including fine arts, business, computing, education, engineering, science, healthcare, humanities, and social sciences.

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

Situated within the College of Architecture and Construction Management (CACM), this position reports to the CACM Dean and partners with the Construction Management Department Chair and the CACM Associate Dean(s) to create an environment of academic excellence in the College. As a key member of the College's administrative leadership team, the next Chair will provide leadership and vision for the Department; continue to encourage effective collaborative relationships; strengthen the program's mission; increase the resources available for research, including cross-disciplinary initiatives; and develop internship opportunities and alumni connections.

The KSU Department of Architecture is seeking an innovative and collaborative leader to foster the current strengths, reputation, and achievements and continue shaping the department's vision, mission, goals, and objectives into the future. The new Department Chair will strengthen, encourage, and bring a strong commitment to the recruitment and retention of a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff.

Required Qualifications
  • A terminal degree, or the foreign equivalent, in architecture or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated record of effective academic leadership.
  • Demonstrated record of creative practicedesign, exhibitions, installationsand peer-reviewed publications.
  • Demonstrated record of exceptional teaching and mentoring.
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications
  • An earned doctoral degree, or its foreign equivalent, in a design-related field and/or professional licensure.
  • Demonstrated record of successful administrative leadership.
  • Demonstrated record of success in competitively funded scholarly/professional activities.
  • Experience with, and knowledge of, accreditation standards in architecture.
Required Documents to Attach
  1. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
  2. Letter of interest with a concise overview of the candidate's vision for architectural education, teaching, and research/scholarship
  3. Current comprehensive curriculum vitae
  4. Statement of commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to the candidate's research, teaching, service, and leadership
  5. Link to a digital portfolio including evidence of research/scholarship, creative work, and teaching - the file must be 100MB or smaller in size
  6. List of 5 references with phone numbers and email addresses
Apply Before Date
For full consideration, please apply by January 10, 2022. This position is open until filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Arash Soleimani,

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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