Director of the School of Communication and Media

Director of the School of Communication and Media

companyKennesaw State University
locationKennesaw, GA, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/22/2024
ExpiresExpires: 7/21/2024
Faculty / Staff
Full Time

Director of the School of Communication and Media

Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for an administrative faculty position as a tenured Professor and Director of the School of Communication and Media in the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences with a preferred start date of January 1, 2025. This is a twelve-month contracted position. This position is for work to be performed in the state of Georgia. 


  • The school director is responsible for providing leadership and overseeing the school's academic programs and budgets.
  • The successful candidate should be an accomplished scholar with demonstrated administrative leadership skills to support collaboration, transparency, and shared governance.
  • Working in collaboration with school faculty and staff, and the dean's office, the director will implement a strategic vision for the school and support and enhance teaching effectiveness, scholarship, research, and creative activities, student success, and community engagement.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.

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

Required Qualifications Include

  • A terminal degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Communication, Journalism, Media, or a related field with an academic background and appropriate credentials to be a tenured Professor in the School of Communication and Media in the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU is required.
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service commensurate with the rank of a tenured full professor.
  • Demonstrated record of successful administrative and/or leadership experience in a university, college, and/or department/school setting (i.e., associate dean, chair, graduate director, undergraduate coordinator, internship director, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications Include

  • Previous experience in large, multi-faceted departments and/or institutional settings that include faculty with varied areas of expertise.
  • Understanding of current and emerging communication and media fields.
  • Previous experience designing and/or implementing successful curricular innovations, increasing enrollments, and recruiting and retaining majors and minors.
  • Administrative experiences such as managing budgets, hiring, strategic planning, faculty development, faculty recruitment and retention, etc.
  • Previous experience in leading efforts to upgrade technology to meet current industry and educational needs.
  • Ability to identify emerging and innovative opportunities in communication and media to promote program and scholarly growth.
  • Previous experience cultivating relationships with community, professional, and alumni/ae stakeholders.
  • Evidence of fostering a positive work environment and constructive interpersonal relationships.
  • Effective and strong communications skills.
  • Evidence of mentoring new faculty and facilitating successful applications for promotion and tenure.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit Search for Job ID 272556.

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 

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Required degree level

  • Terminal Degree