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Lecturer of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Kennesaw State University
Barrett Parkway, GA
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry
Organization Type
Job Title: Lecturer of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 270292
About Us
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 to over 43,000 students. Our high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and across the globe. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) 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.

Our vibrant culture, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. As part of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State exemplifies the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university. Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, elevational, open and impact-generating, and being true to ourselves. In addition, Kennesaw State supports the University of Georgia's core values of accountability, excellence, integrity, and respect. For more information, visit
Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.
Department Information
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kennesaw State University is focused on student success and committed to ensuring all students can succeed in our programs. We offer American Chemical Society accredited undergraduate programs in chemistry and biochemistry including concentrations in forensic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry. A thesis-based MS in Chemical Sciences with tracks in Chemistry and Biochemistry is also offered.
Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position as Lecturer of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry that begins August 2024. This is a nine-month contracted position. This position is for work to be performed in the state of Georgia.
A commitment to excellence in teaching and service to the university, department and/or discipline is expected of all non-tenure track faculty. Responsibilities include the following at a minimum:
  • Teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in chemistry and biochemistry with a focus on principles of chemistry lecture and lab
  • Service responsibilities may be limited to the minimum necessary to successfully teach their assigned courses (e.g., attendance at relevant department meetings and participation on appropriate department committees)

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

Required Qualifications
To teach undergraduate courses:
  • A minimum of a Master's degree, or the foreign equivalent, in chemistry or biochemistry or a closely related discipline is required.

To teach graduate courses:
  • A Terminal/Doctorate degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Chemistry or biochemistry or a related discipline is required
Preferred Qualifications
  • Documentation of experience as instructor of record for at least one chemistry course (lecture or lab) at the collegiate level. This does not include work as a graduate teaching assistant unless the position had primary instructor status (without supervision).
  • Experience teaching large class size
  • Experience with active learning pedagogies
  • Experience supervising teaching assistants
  • Experience teaching or coordinating multi-section courses
Apply Before Date
Application deadline is for full consideration, application materials should be received by April 28, 2024.
Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact, 470-578-6159.

For technical support or assistance completing a job application, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

For questions about a specific job posting at Kennesaw State University, please contact the search chair listed under the contact information section on each posting. For general questions about faculty jobs please email
Equal Employment Opportunity
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 on this policy, 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 225,

Background Check
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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