Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Kennesaw, Georgia
February 12 2021
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Full Time
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The College of Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University seeks a visionary and effective leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.  This twelve-month position begins on July 1, 2021, and the successful applicant must meet the requirements of a full professor. The ideal candidate will have a distinguished record in a field that interfaces with the Department's research programs, a strong history of extramural funding, records of excellence in teaching and professional service, and a demonstrated commitment to shared governance, collaborative decision-making and the incorporation of inclusive excellence principles in teaching, research, and administrative operations in the department. 

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an extramurally funded research program in molecular, cellular, developmental or microbial biology.  Primary responsibilities of the Chair include recruiting and managing faculty and staff, managing department budget and resources, providing oversight of academic programs, and implementing a plan designed to strengthen KSU as an R2 institution. For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit Informal inquiries can be made to Dr. Sherry Ni (

With campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, Kennesaw State University is located just north of Atlanta. The university combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, KSU is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, KSU is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2). Kennesaw State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.