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Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Kennesaw State University - College of Science and Mathematics
Kennesaw, Georgia
Based on Qualifications
Closing date
Dec 21, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biology
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Full Time
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Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, administrative
faculty position as a tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular
Biology (MCB) that begins July 1, 2024.
The College of Science and Mathematics seeks a visionary and effective leader to serve as chair.
Primary responsibilities of the Chair, who reports to the Dean, include, but are not limited to:
• Advocating for the department with respect to the mission and expectations of the
department, college, and university;
• Advocating for the interests of a growing department comprised of a dedicated and
diverse faculty serving a vibrant student body;
• Demonstrating a commitment to transparency, shared governance, collaborative decisionmaking,
and the values of inquiry, fairness, and collegiality
• Promoting a work environment that is respectful, fair, and caring for all faculty and staff;
• Implementing a plan for the departmental role in strengthening the university as an R2
research institution
• Managing the department budget and resources;
• Providing oversight of academic programs and developing new ones;
• Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff;
• Managing and steering the development of faculty and staff;
• Commitment to principles of excellence in teaching, research, and in the administrative
operations of the department
Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials
Required Qualifications Include
• An earned doctoral degree, or its foreign equivalent, in the fields of molecular, cellular,
developmental, or microbial biology, or related disciplines, with an academic background
and appropriate credentials to be a tenured Professor in the Department of Molecular and
Cellular Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics at KSU is required.
• The ideal candidate will have a distinguished record in a field that interfaces with the
Department's research programs, and a strong history of extramural funding and research
Preferred Qualifications Include
• A strong record of successful leadership, cultivating and promoting a shared vision
among colleagues;
• A strong record of mentoring faculty and students, and innovating programs and
• A strong record of administrative experience, including budgeting, in a department,
college, or university setting;
• A strong record of extramural support for research.
• Experience in pursuit and administration of programmatic and/or training grants.
• Recent experience in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level and a record of
excellence in teaching, reflective of current best practices;
• Experience in building academic and research programs.
• Experience collaborating with colleagues in multiple specialties or disciplines;
• Excellence in scholarly activity as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals;
• A record of professional service and community engagement at department, college,
university, discipline, and/or community levels.
For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit Search for Job ID 265252.
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 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.
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is
committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that
end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University
policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of
race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to
pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin,
religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the
KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner
that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.
For additional information or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, students,
employees, applicants for employment or admission or other third parties should contact the
Office of Institutional Equity at English Building, Suite 202,, or by making a
report at the following website: https://diversity-kennesawadvocategme.

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