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Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Open Rank Faculty positions in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Biology

Job ID: 250761
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 a R2 institution with a large and diverse student body (43,000 students, 52% underrepresented minorities, 38% first-generation, 34% Pell Grant eligible), placing it among the top 7% of research universities in the nation.

The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) prepares students for success through innovative, quality academic experiences in the areas of physical sciences, life sciences and mathematical processes. Research in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) is a large part of graduate, as well as undergraduate students' studies. CSM offers several significant internal research funding opportunities, maintains core facilities for faculty research, and is developing a robust program for mentoring and career development of faculty.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kennesaw State University offers a thesis-based MS degree in Chemical Sciences in addition to ACS accredited undergraduate 'degree programs in chemistry and biochemistry including concentrations in forensic, and pharmaceutical chemistry.

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is accepting applications for multiple nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor faculty positions in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry beginning August 2023

Preference will be given to candidates with research programs that align with one or both of the following themes:
  • Molecular and/or chemical basis of human disease
  • Chemical biology of microorganisms; antimicrobial drug discovery
Faculty will have access to state-of-the-art research space and core facilities, including mass spectrometry, microscale thermophoresis, NMR, confocal and super-resolution microscopy, bioreactor, and a vivarium (see for details).

Learn more about CSM research at:


Successful candidates will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program in one of the fields aligned with the College of Science and Mathematics Research Interest Groups ( and focused on one of the themes listed below.
  • Molecular or chemical basis of human disease
  • Chemical biology of microorganisms; antimicrobial drug discovery
Candidates who can develop a collaborative research program that complements the college's research portfolio are particularly encouraged to apply.

Expectations include:
  • Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Mentoring of students.
  • Participation in professional service.
  • Adherence to the principles of inclusive excellence in research and education.
Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines.

Required Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate, or its foreign equivalent in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related field such as chemical engineering, with at least 18 graduate hours in chemistry or biochemistry.
  • A record of peer-reviewed publications (or accepted manuscripts);
  • For applicants requesting associate or full professor positions, prior or current federal funding is required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching, mentoring, and research
Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. A concise and focused two-to-three-page research plan that emphasizes the candidate's strategy for obtaining federal funding (up to two projects that are fundable in the first three years) and addresses a significant problem in the field.
  4. A statement of teaching philosophy
  5. A statement describing the candidate's experience with diverse groups of students and faculty and/or commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (Upload as Additional Documents)
  6. Unofficial Transcripts and/or international equivalency evaluations (Official Transcripts and Official International Evaluations Due Upon Hire)
  7. Three reference letters sent directly to (Required for full consideration)
Apply Before Date

For full consideration, please apply by November 18, 2022. This position is open until filled.

Contact Information

For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Thomas Leeper,, (470) 578-2258.

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at

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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