Chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 28, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology


The College of Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University invites applications for Chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEOB), beginning July 1, 2021. The Chair is a member of the academic leadership team in the College of Science and Mathematics, and is expected to advocate for EEOB with an open, and participatory administrative style. The Chair’s primary goal is to advance the mission and vision of the department, in the context of the strategic goals of the College of Science and Mathematics.


Primary responsibilities of the Chair, who reports to the Dean, include, but are not limited to:


  • Promoting a work environment that is respectful, fair, caring, and inclusive for all faculty and staff
  • Maintaining an extramurally funded research program in ecology and environmental science, evolutionary biology, organismal biology, or related/similar field;
  • Recruitment of faculty and staff;
  • Managing and developing faculty and staff;
  • Managing department budget and resources;
  • Supporting a transparent shared governance environment;
  • Providing oversight of academic programs and developing new ones
  • Advocating for the department with respect to the mission and expectations of the department, college and university;
  • Implementing a plan of the Department’s role in strengthening KSU as an R2 research institution.


The successful candidate must possess:


  • An earned doctorate (or equivalent) in Organismal Biology (or closely related field), and
  • A distinguished record that merits appointment as a full professor with tenure in the department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology.


Preferred qualifications include:


  • Evidence of effective leadership, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and an ability to work with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds;
  • A record of scholarship that includes peer-reviewed publications and extramural funding;
  • Record of excellence in teaching, reflective of current and best practices;
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusive excellence in teaching and research.


For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is locatedjust north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs.

Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, 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.


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Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.