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Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry College of Science and Mathematics

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Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, administrative faculty position as a tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry beginning July 2024. 



  • Provide leadership toward achieving the highest possible level of excellence in teaching, research, and service, including teaching one class per year.  
  • Supporting, encouraging, and communicating effectively across cultural boundaries and working harmoniously with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Recruiting, retaining, managing, and developing a collaborative, collegial and diverse group of scholars who value excellence in teaching, research, and mentorship.
  • Manage department budget, instrumentation, facilities, and other resources.
  • Support a transparent shared governance environment.
  • Provide oversight of academic programs including maintaining ACS accreditation and developing new programs.
  • Evaluate faculty and staff performance according to departmental and university guidelines.
  • Advocate for a growing department comprised of a dedicated and diverse faculty and staff serving a vibrant student body, with respect to the mission and expectations of the department, college and university.
  • Implement a plan for the departmental role in strengthening KSU as an R2 research institution by supporting faculty efforts in extramural funding.
  • Maintain a sustainable research program in chemistry, biochemistry, or a similar field that engages undergraduate and graduate students.


Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines.


Required Qualifications Include

  • An earned doctoral degree, or its foreign equivalent, in an area of chemistry or biochemistry or a similar field with an academic background and appropriate credentials to be a tenured Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Science and Mathematics at KSU is required.
  • A strong record of successful administrative leadership.

Preferred Qualifications Include

  • A strong record of successful faculty, staff and student mentoring, program and curriculum innovation, and the cultivation and promotion of a shared vision among colleagues.
  • Experience managing budgets at department, college, or university levels.
  • Record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, reflective of current and best practices.
  • Experience working with colleagues in multiple specialties or disciplines.
  • Evidence of a distinguished, nationally recognized record in a field that interfaces with the department's research programs.
  • 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 265487.


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:


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