Job Details

Kennesaw State University
  • Position Number: 5024108
  • Location: Kennesaw, GA
  • Position Type: Engineering - Mechanical

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Materials Engineering

Job ID: 268558
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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. 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. 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 Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology,, at Kennesaw State University is the second-largest engineering college in Georgia, serving over 5,000 students and offering 10 undergraduate engineering and engineering technology degrees and 7 graduate engineering degrees. Two programs are in the Top 20 largest undergraduate programs in the country. Enrollment and demographic data can be found at The academic programs are led by industry-expert faculty, combining practical experience with a thorough grounding in the underlying theory. This enables students to apply engineering techniques to today's societal needs and tomorrow's challenges. SPCEET conducts research in many areas of engineering, including robotics, smart infrastructure, biomedical engineering, and engineering education.

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Materials Engineering faculty position in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology that begins August 2024. This is a nine-month contracted position. The home department will be determined at the time of hiring and will be commensurate with background and experience.

  • Teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the area of materials engineering or other engineering topics in their home department
  • Service to Department/College/University/professional community is expected
  • Scholarship/Research expectations include pursuing and receiving external grants, creating journal articles and peer-reviewed papers, advising undergraduate and/or graduate student research, etc.

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

Required Qualifications
  • A Terminal/Doctorate degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, or Materials Engineering, or a related discipline, is required. The required degree must be earned by the start date.

Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of research/scholarship interests, including plans for obtaining extramural funding and engaging undergraduate and graduate students in research
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy, including how you will advance student success at KSU
  5. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts and Official International Course-by-Course Evaluations Due Upon Hire)
  6. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 references to be contacted as needed

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Apply Before Date

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, please apply by March 15, 2024.

Contact Information

For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Adeel Khalid,

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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

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Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

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 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:

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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