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Limited Term Instructor of Vertebrate Zoology and General Biology

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144

Job ID: 270498

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 to over 43,000 students. Our high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and across the globe. 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.  

Our vibrant culture, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. As part of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State exemplifies the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university.  Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, elevational, open and impact-generating, and being true to ourselves. In addition, Kennesaw State supports the University of Georgia's core values of accountability, excellence, integrity, and respect.  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

The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB) has a strong commitment to ensuring all members of our community feel like they belong at Kennesaw State University. Faculty and staff in EEOB are committed to instructional excellence and to the success of all our students.  EEOB serves over 2,000 undergraduate majors earning the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and over 100 majors in Environmental Science. We are committed to motivating students, generating a sense of community, and engaging in the College of Science and Mathematics Student Success Initiatives, which have as an imperative fostering success for all students in our programs. 

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, full-time, non-tenure track, Limited Term Instructor of Vertebrate Zoology and General Biology faculty position in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology with a preferred start date of August 2024. This position is for work to be performed in the state of Georgia.


  • Teaching undergraduate courses in the area of vertebrate zoology, biology, or area of specialization. 
  • The main responsibility of this position will be to teach Vertebrate Zoology (BIOL 3315K) for biology and environmental science majors.
  • Other teaching responsibilities may include other undergraduate biology or environmental science courses as needed by the department.
  • Successful candidates will be expected to establish a teaching environment where all students can be successful and feel a sense of belonging. 
  • Duties may include teaching evenings, online or in a hybrid format.  

Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines.

Required Qualifications

To teach undergraduate courses:

  • A minimum of a Master's degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Biology, Vertebrate Zoology, Vertebrate Ecology or a closely related discipline is required.
  • A minimum of a Master's degree, or the foreign equivalent, in a non-related discipline with 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching discipline is required.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success using evidence-based teaching practices at the university level.  
  • A record of teaching vertebrate zoology, organismal biology, evolutionary biology, and/or ecology, 
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate students from all backgrounds. 
Required Documents to Attach

  1. CV 
  2. Cover Letter 
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts and Official International Course-by-Course Evaluations Due Upon Hire) 
  4. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 references

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Apply Before Date

Review of applications will begin immediately.  For full consideration, please apply by April 25, 2024.

Contact Information

For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Daniel Ferreira,

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