Clinical Assistant Professor of Genetics and Cell Biology

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Genetics and Cell Biology

Job ID: 223413
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU 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 and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, 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.

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 Molecular and Cellular Biology is one of five departments in the College of Science and Mathematics. We serve a diverse student population. With colleagues in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology we offer B.S. degrees in Biology and Environmental Science. The B.S. in Biology provides several tracks including Cell and Molecular Biology. For more information about the department, please visit

Job Summary
The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at Kennesaw State University invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor of Biology that begins in August 2021.

This is a non-tenure track, 9-month, full-time position with the potential for additional compensation during the summer depending on departmental needs. The incumbent will serve as coordinator for the Genetics and Cell Biology courses, which are core upper-level courses for the Biology curriculum. Coordinator responsibilities include taking a leadership role in a) refining the curriculum to meet the needs of the diverse students whom we serve and to position them to be leaders in scientific innovation, b) supporting full-time and part-time faculty and graduate student assistants teaching the courses, c) teaching the coordinated lecture and laboratory courses each semester, and d) developing and implementing effective assessment tools to analyze teaching effectiveness and improve student learning. Depending on the Candidate's interests, additional responsibilities may include conducting research on teaching and learning in undergraduate education or engaging in service to the Department, University, and/or the general and professional communities. Candidates for this position must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, inclusivity in the classroom, and student success and have experience teaching in areas of genetics, cell, and/or molecular biology.

Required Qualifications
Qualified applicants will have 1) an earned doctorate (or its foreign equivalent) in genetics, cell and/or molecular biology or a closely-related discipline from an accredited institution; 2) genetics, cell biology, and/or molecular biology teaching experience at the undergraduate level in an accredited institution; 3) demonstrable strong commitment to inclusive teaching practices and readiness to invest deeply in KSU students. Candidates with a broad range of backgrounds and leadership experiences are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

    conducting assessments of undergraduate student learning and educational outcomes coordinating courses and streamlining assessments for multiple sections of a course working collaboratively with faculty and mentoring students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds

Required Documents to Attach
  • Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
  • Teaching Philosophy (3 pages maximum)
  • Example(s) of commitment or desire to promote Diversity and Inclusive Excellence in student education (1 page maximum)
  • Names and Contact Information of Three References

Apply Before Date
Open until filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Scott Nowak, [email protected].

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

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

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Job No:
Posted: 2/10/2021
Application Due: 2/10/2033
Work Type: Full Time