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Assistant or Associate Professor of Microbiology

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Kennesaw State University
Location
Kennesaw
Closing date
Jun 29, 2021

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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.

Location
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 http://csm.kennesaw.edu/mcb/.

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.

Responsibilities
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 (https://csm.kennesaw.edu/mcb/index.php). 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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Organization

Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest in the University System of Georgia with more than 22,500 undergraduate and graduate students representing 142 countries.

KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw Mountain, allowing students to experience the best of Atlanta while enjoying the serenity of a 384-acre, beautifully landscaped pedestrian-friendly campus.kennesaw_state_university1.jpg

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 70 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math and graduate degree programs in nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, public administration, education and professional writing. The university’s expanding doctoral programs currently offer a Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning, Doctorate of Business Administration and Doctorate of Nursing.

Additionally, nursing students from Kennesaw State have one of the highest passing rates on the statewide licensing exam and are highly sought-after in the medical community, while the College of Education is the second-largest preparer of teachers in the state. The Executive MBA program, housed in the Coles College of Business, is the second-largest program in the country and has been recognized by BusinessWeek.

kennesaw_state_university2.jpgKSU’s national reputation has gained steam and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years as an “Up-and-Coming Masters University in the South,” ranking among the top ten (8th) in the 2010 issue of “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition, the university’s First-Year Experience has been named an “Academic Program to Look For” by U.S.News for seven consecutive years and was named one of 12 founding institutions in a project called "Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College."

The university has committed itself to expanding the global experience of students, faculty and staff through its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), known as the "Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship" initiative, which began in 2007. This program focuses on increasing opportunities for international learning experiences. In spring 2009, KSU awarded its first Global Engagement Certification to graduate and undergraduate students. This certification recognizes students’ achievements in learning global perspectives and developing intercultural skills.

As a destination campus, KSU offers students plenty of opportunities to experience campus life by participating in more than 150 student groups and organizations, including student government, sororities and fraternities, club and intramural sports, social and special-interest organizations, student publications and honor societies.

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In 2009, the Kennesaw State Owls completed a reclassification from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I, competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. During the transition from 2005-2009, KSU teams have won six Atlantic Sun Conference tournaments in five sports, including men’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s soccer, softball and cross-country.

Kennesaw State University has been recognized as one of the top universities in the country by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2009 Great Colleges to Work For.” KSU was recognized among the top 10 schools in six categories – confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, physical work space conditions and post-retirement benefits.

Kennesaw State was originally established by the University System of Georgia as Kennesaw Junior College serving 1,000 students. The college became a four-year institution in 1976 and was named Kennesaw College in 1977. In 1988, on its 25th anniversary, it was named Kennesaw State College and in 1996 became Kennesaw State University.

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Telephone
470-578-6000
Location
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw
GA
30144
US
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