Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Marietta, Georgia
January 29 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology that begins in August 2021.

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 the second-largest university in Georgia. 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.

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology is one of five departments in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM). We serve 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 provides several tracks including Cell and Molecular Biology. We also offer a M.S. program in Integrative Biology. For more information about the department, please visit


Successful candidates will be expected to establish an extramurally-funded research program addressing an important problem in cellular and/or molecular biology. Research programs in our department are found at ( Teaching assignments include undergraduate courses in immunology and related areas, and graduate courses that integrate cell/molecular biology 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. 

Required Qualifications:

1) an earned doctorate (or its foreign equivalent) in Cell and/or Molecular Biology 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. 

Preferred Qualifications:

•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:

  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
  • Proposed Research (3 pages maximum)
  • Teaching Philosophy (2 pages maximum)
  • Example(s) of commitment or desire to promote Diversity and Inclusive Excellence in student education (1 page maximum)
  • Names and Contact Information of Three References

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Send inquiries about this position to Dr. Anton Bryantsev