Lead Researcher, Radow Institute for Social Equity (RISE)

Position Overview

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Kennesaw State University (KSU) seeks a nationally renowned scholar and thought leader to join its newly established Radow Institute for Social Equity (RISE) located in the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences. RISE’s mission is to examine the challenges of social justice, equity, and economic inequality while developing sustainable solutions that address pressing racial and social challenges.

Research is one of the primary means through which RISE will pursue its mission. The Lead Researcher will conduct and disseminate scholarship that will expand opportunities for equity across diverse populations and foster community engagement and dialogue around issues of social justice, equity and race. The individual will play a leadership role in enabling KSU to become an international destination for a broad spectrum of active scholars and educators to work together and develop strategies to advance social justice and equity.

The strongest candidates for this position will possess a deep understanding of the racial and social challenges that exist in society and how research can advance the cause for substantive change. Evidence of a strong scholarly record in social justice and social equity studies, combined with a successful history of increasingly responsible academic leadership is required. The lead researcher will hold a tenure-track line with a standard 9-month appointment.

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 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. 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. KSU is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. Colleges and Universities. For more information, visit: https://visit.kennesaw.edu/

For further information about the position and its requirements, please review the position profile above.

Nominations and Applications

For full consideration, applications should be received by May 14, 2021. The search committee will continue its work until an appointment is made.

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunity and attributes outlined in the search profile, a current resume and the names of five professional references with email and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior authorization).

Nominations and application materials should be sent to: KSURISE@agbsearch.com

Inquiries, nominations, as well as expressions of interest, should be directed to:

Dr. Kim Bobby, Executive Search Consultantkim.bobby@agbsearch.com / (253) 861-7738

Mr. Andrew Bowen, Associateandrew.bowen@agbsearch.com / (802) 345-1279 

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.