Assistant or Associate Professor of Disease Ecology

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Disease Ecology

Job ID: 223399
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 Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB) is seeking to increase its stature and reputation nationally and internationally while maintaining its culture of instructional excellence. EEOB serves over 2,000 undergraduate majors earning the Bachelor of Science Degree in biology, and over 100 majors in environmental science. Graduate students in the Master of Science in Integrative Biology follow a two-year, research intensive, thesis-based master's program. The department also serves other academic programs including a two-course environmental science sequence that fulfills the general education science requirement for non-majors, and anatomy and physiology courses primarily for majors in the College of Health and Human Services. Faculty research programs provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in significant and impactful research that span multiple areas - contributing to two highly collaborative and interdisciplinary biology Departments at KSU.

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Disease Ecology faculty position.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program addressing important questions in the field of disease ecology. Research programs in our college and department are found at (

Candidates working in a disease system relevant to the Southern US and Georgia as well as candidates who can develop a collaborative and innovative research program that complements the Department's current expertise are particularly encouraged to apply.

Teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level is expected with specific course assignments based on the applicant's area of expertise. Advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students is expected.

Participation in professional service within the Department, the College of Science and Mathematics, the University and beyond is expected.

Applicants who will promote CSM's commitment to inclusive excellence in STEM research and education are particularly welcome.

Required Qualifications

  • an earned doctorate (or its foreign equivalent) in biology or a closely related discipline;
  • post-doctoral experience;
  • a record of peer-reviewed publications (or accepted manuscripts);
  • a research proposal deemed likely to attract extramural funding. An applicant at the Associate Professor level must have a record of successfully securing extramural funding.

Preferred Qualifications
    Success in obtaining extramural funding A record of teaching at the university level and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students Commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching, mentoring, and research

Required Documents to Attach
  • Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
  • Proposed Research (less than 3 pages)
  • Teaching Philosophy with statement of diversity and inclusion (less than 2 pages)
  • Names and Contact Information of Three References

Apply Before Date
To guarantee consideration, applications must be received by February 22, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Thomas McElroy, 470-578-6162, [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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Posted: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 2/11/2033
Work Type: Full Time