Assistant or Associate Professor of Microbiology

Job description

Assistant or Associate Professor of Microbiology

Job ID: 221137
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 Molecular and Cellular Biology is one of five departments in the College of Science and Mathematics. We have 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 has several tracks including microbiology. The Department offers an M.S. program in Integrative 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 tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Microbiology faculty position beginning August 2021.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program addressing an important problem in microbial biology. Research programs in our department are found at ( Teaching assignments include undergraduate microbiology, and graduate courses that integrate microbiology with other disciplines. Applicants who will promote CSM's commitment to inclusive excellence in STEM research and education are particularly welcome.

Advising and mentoring of undergraduates and graduate students is expected.

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

Required Qualifications
Qualified applicants will have 1) an earned doctorate (or its foreign equivalent) in microbiology or a closely related discipline; 2) post-doctoral experience; 3) peer-reviewed publications (or accepted manuscripts); 4) a research proposal deemed likely to attract extramural funding. An applicant at the Associate Professor level must hold an extramural grant.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred qualifications include:

    Success in obtaining extramural funding A record of teaching at the university level and/or mentoring undergraduates and graduate students Commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching, 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 (less than 2 pages)
  • Names and Contact Information of Three References

Apply Before Date
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Melanie Griffin, Search Committee Chair, Email: [email protected] Phone: (470)578-6654.

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: 2/11/2033
Work Type: Full Time