Job Details

Kennesaw State University
  • Position Number: 4983012
  • Location: Kennesaw, GA
  • Position Type: Business - Human Resources

Assistant Professor of Teacher Leadership

Job ID: 268034
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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. 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. 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 Educational Leadership at Kennesaw State University is committed to preparing educational leaders who have sensitivity to and investment in the needs and development of all current and future stakeholders. To meet this mission, the curriculum is focused on critical thinking, problem-solving, and transforming leadership for all candidates through a commitment to welcoming, accessible, responsive, and ethical practice. The department is further committed to building partnerships with a broad spectrum of communities through field-based opportunities that explore solutions to current educational challenges.

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Teacher Leadership faculty positions in the Department of Educational Leadership with a preferred start date of August 2024. This is a nine-month contracted position.

  • Faculty will be expected to teach courses at the graduate level (M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D. and Coaching Endorsement), advise candidates, and provide service to the Educational Leadership Department, Bagwell College of Education, and Kennesaw State University.
  • Workload expectations for teaching are the equivalent of three courses per semester (3-3 courses per contract year).
  • Collaborating with P-12 partners.
  • Scholarship and Creative Activity (Research) as outlined in the department Promotion and Tenure Guidelines commensurate with faculty rank.
  • The role includes the expectation of effective teaching, supervision, and candidate mentoring, including the supervision of dissertations.
  • The role may also include program development and revision, coordination, assessment, and recruitment/promotion.

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

Required Qualifications
  • An earned Doctorate degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Teacher Leadership, or a related discipline is required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Administrative experience in P-12 education (preferably assistant principal, principal, instructional coach, department chair, or other district level experience)
  • Commitment to and evidence of working in an environment that fosters collaboration
  • Evidence of the ability to conduct scholarly activity at a level commensurate with her/his appointment
  • Possession of a state certification in teacher or other school leadership certification or ability to have state licensure in teacher or other school leadership.
  • A record of teaching graduate courses in Leadership programs, including online teaching
  • Experience or potential to successfully work in doctoral programs and serve on/chair dissertation committees
  • Experience with university/P-12 school partnerships
  • Experience in program development, assessment, or recruitment/promotion
  • Interest in all school populations
  • Strong preparation and experience in research methodology

Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts and Official International Course-by-Course Evaluations Due Upon Hire)
  4. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 references

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Apply Before Date

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, please apply by March 2, 2024.

Contact Information

For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Sheryl Croft,

For technical support or assistance completing a job application, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

For questions about a specific job posting at Kennesaw State University, please contact the search chair listed under the contact information section on each posting. For general questions about faculty jobs please email

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

For additional information or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, students, employees, applicants for employment or admission or other third parties should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at English Building, Suite 202,, or by making a report at the following website:

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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