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Open Rank Faculty Positions in Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Open Rank Faculty Positions in Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology

Job ID: 250756
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 large R2 institution with a 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 Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) is committed to the intentional cultivation of a community of inclusive excellence. We know that our greatest endeavor as academics lies in our dedication to motivate our students, helping them connect in meaningful ways to the course material, working together to drive innovation, curiosity, and accomplishment.

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) unites a diverse and dynamic body of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to understanding molecular interactions and their outcomes across many scales, from the single-celled to the collective organization of multicellular organisms. We aim to position our students as the next generation of scientists, health professionals, educators, and enlightened citizens while promoting faculty and staff success.

EEOB and MCB offer a thesis-based MS degree in Integrative Biology (MSIB).

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is accepting applications for multiple nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor faculty positions in the College of Science and Mathematics beginning August 2023 in:
  • Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Parasitology
Faculty will have a home department in either Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology or Molecular & Cellular Biology. Rank is determined at the time of hiring and will be commensurate with experience.

Preference will be given to candidates with research programs that align with one or both of the following themes:
  • Molecular, cellular, or developmental basis of human disease
  • Microbiology, parasitology, or antimicrobial drug discovery
Faculty will have access to state-of-the-art research space and core facilities, including a vivarium, confocal and super-resolution microscopy, bioreactor, mass spectrometry, microscale thermophoresis, electron microscopy, and NMR (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, cellular, or developmental basis of human disease
  • Microbiology, parasitology, or antimicrobial drug discovery
Candidates who can develop a research program that complements the college's current research portfolio are particularly encouraged to apply.

Additional 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 biology, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, or a closely related discipline such as biomedical sciences or molecular biology.
  • 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 an expression of commitment to diversity, equity, 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 (due 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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