Open Rank Faculty Positions in Science and Mathematics

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Open Rank Faculty Positions in Science and Mathematics

Job ID: 238131
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia's largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level. For more information, visit

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
Kennesaw State University is an R2 institution with a diverse student body (38% first generation, 33% minority). The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) seeks to expand inclusive excellence in STEM. CSM has two Master of Science degrees (Integrative Biology, and Chemical Sciences) and is developing a Doctoral degree. The faculty of the College of Science and Mathematics is committed to mentoring our diverse student body and motivating students to develop into responsible citizens with a global perspective. Faculty will have access to state-of-the-art research space and core facilities, including confocal and super-resolution microscopy, microscale thermophoresis, and NMR (see for details).

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is accepting applications for multiple nine-month, tenure track Assistant, Associate or Professor faculty positions in:
    Chemistry or Biochemistry Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology Mathematics Molecular and Cellular Biology Physics

We are seeking to recruit a diverse cohort of scientists studying important problems with biomedical relevance. These positions are available for candidates with research programs in microorganism or parasite chemical biology, infection, or drug discovery and will begin August 2022.

Research programs in our college are found at ( ).

Successful candidates are expected to establish an extramurally funded research program in microorganism or parasite chemical biology, infection, or drug discovery. Research programs will seek to understand microorganisms or parasites using functional, phenotypic, chemical, genetic, and structure-based methods to identify infection pathways or lead to drug treatments. Examples of research programs:

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Teaching responsibilities (undergraduate and graduate) will be in one of five departments (Chemistry and Biochemistry; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology; Physics; or Mathematics). Candidates who are interested in adopting principles of active, and inclusive learning are especially welcome.

Professional service, and support for inclusive excellence in science and mathematics is expected.

Required Qualifications
    An earned doctorate, or its foreign equivalent, in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics or a closely related discipline Post-doctoral research experience A record of peer-reviewed publications (or accepted manuscripts) An applicant at the Associate Professor (or higher) level must have a record of extramural funding.

Preferred Qualifications
    Success in obtaining federal funding. A record of using evidence-based, inclusive teaching practices at the university level. Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and willingness to contribute to the College's strategic plan of inclusion (

Required Documents to Attach
    Letter of Application Curriculum Vitae Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts are due upon hire) Proposed Research Plan (no more than 3 pages) Teaching Philosophy including a statement on diversity and inclusion (no more than 2 pages) Names and Contact Information of Three References (who have agreed to write letters of recommendation)

Apply Before Date
This position is open until filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Scott Nowak, [email protected], 470-578-7777.

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

Background Check
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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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.


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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