The Office of Academic Affairs

College of Science and Mathematics


Chemistry and Biochemistry

Position Title:

Foundation Fellow Announcement:  Associate Professor or Professor of Biochemistry

Position Qualifications – Responsibilities:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track Associate Professor who will enhance and expand the research mission of the department.  Highly qualified candidates will be considered for hiring at the level of Professor.  The area of expertise is open to any area of biochemistry.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of external funding and be expected to assume a leadership role in our research community, working closely with current NIH and NSF funded faculty to strengthen and grow our newly approved MS degree program set to launch in Fall 2013.  In addition to research, the candidate will teach one or more upper level undergraduate or graduate courses in their discipline and participate in service activities within the department and University.  This position is one of two Foundation Fellow positions for which searches are being conducted in the College of Science and Mathematics this year, the other position being in Molecular Cell Biology in the Department of Biology and Physics.

Required Education – Experience – Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

An earned doctorate in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a related field is required.  The successful candidate will have a well-developed research program in an area of biochemistry that complements the research interests of current faculty members and can be continued at KSU with graduate (MS) and undergraduate students. 

Application Procedure:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by October 26, 2012. Candidates should forward a letter of interest; qualifications and professional activities; current curriculum vitae; names, addresses and contact information of three professional references, and official copies of all graduate transcripts to:

Ms. Wanda Sexton
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road, MD 4101
Kennesaw , GA 30144-5591

Electronic submission of applications is preferred.

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Questions About Position Opening:

For questions about this position opening please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Carol Chrestensen,

Date Position Available:
August 2013
Departmental/College Overview: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kennesaw State University offers B.S. degree programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry, and with more than 500 majors is the largest undergraduate program in chemistry and biochemistry in the State of Georgia.  The department will begin occupying a new 74,000 ft2 Science Laboratory building in September, with the first classes scheduled in the new teaching labs beginning Spring 2013.  The new facility also houses state of the art research laboratories for faculty with research interests in biochemistry, chemistry, and biology. 

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

Kennesaw State University is a growing and progressive university in Georgia’s public system of higher education. Located on an attractive campus in suburban Atlanta, Kennesaw State University currently enrolls more than 24,000 traditional and nontraditional Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral students. The thriving Atlanta metropolitan area has a rich array of museums, theaters, libraries, colleges and universities, and other resources. Kennesaw State University was recognized in 2009 by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of its “Great Colleges to Work For”.
EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Georgia is an Open Records State.


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