Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Kennesaw State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, tenured faculty member meeting the requirements of full professor to serve as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry beginning July 1, 2022.  


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

  • Providing leadership toward achieving the highest possible level of excellence in teaching, research and service;
  • Supporting, encouraging, and communicating effectively across cultural boundaries and working harmoniously with diverse groups of 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;
  • Managing department budget, instrumentation, facilities, and other resources;
  • Supporting a transparent shared governance environment;
  • Providing oversight of academic programs including maintaining ACS accreditation and developing new programs;
  • Advocating 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;
  • Implementing a plan for the departmental role in strengthening KSU as an R2 research institution by supporting faculty efforts in extramural funding;
  • Maintaining an extramurally funded research program in chemistry, biochemistry, or a similar field.


Required Qualifications include:

  • An earned doctoral degree, or its foreign equivalent, in an area of chemistry or biochemistry or a similar fieldis required.
  • Faculty at the rank of full professor, or immediately eligible for that rank coming into KSU.


Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • A strong record of successful leadership, including faculty, staff and student mentoring, program and curriculum innovation, and the cultivation and promotion of a shared vision among colleagues;
  • Administrative experience, including budgeting, in a department, college, or university setting;
  • An understanding/record of promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity;
  • 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, and a history of strong extramural funding by R2 standards;
  • A record of professional service and community engagement at department, college, university, discipline, and/or community levels.
  • Commitment to shared governance, collaborative decision-making, and the values of inquiry, equity, inclusiveness, and collegiality.



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 located just 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.


For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit


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.


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