Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Job ID: 222504
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 third-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 Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kennesaw State University offers ACS accredited degree programs in chemistry and biochemistry in addition to concentrations in forensic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry.

Job Summary
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kennesaw State University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor from candidates with expertise in the area of Bioanalytical Chemistry, which begins August 2021.

Candidates who can develop a collaborative and innovative research program to develop the Department's expertise in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS, LC-MS/MS, LC-triple quad, LC/Q-TOF, etc.) are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching expectations include biochemistry or analytical chemistry or bioanalytical chemistry and/or advanced courses in the candidate's expertise at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students is expected. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate, through peer-reviewed publications, strong potential to establish a productive program of research with undergraduate and/or graduate students (M.S.) as contributing coinvestigators. It is expected that each applicant's research program will complement and extend the diverse research interests of the faculty within our department and college ( Participation in professional service activities within the Department, the University and beyond is also an expectation. Expectations include a commitment to diversity and inclusion in all areas of faculty endeavor.

Required Qualifications
Qualified applicants will have an earned doctorate in chemistry or biochemistry or a closely related discipline or its foreign equivalent by the position start date.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications include: 1) post-doctoral experience with a demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed publications; 2) a well-articulated research agenda capable of generating external funding and appropriate for including graduate (M.S.) and undergraduate research students; 3) teaching experience at the university level up to and including an understanding of different effective instructional pedagogies.

Required Documents to Attach

  1. CV;
  2. Cover Letter;
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy including evidence of effective instruction in their area of expertise, if possible;
  4. A research statement providing a clear statement of the goals and objectives of the candidate's research agenda, including possible funding sources;
  5. A statement describing the candidate's experience with diverse groups of students and faculty and an expression of commitment to diversity and inclusion in all areas of faculty endeavor. Names and contact information for three professional references;
  6. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire).

Apply Before Date
To be guaranteed full consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2021; position open until filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Mark Mitchell, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at [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: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 5/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time