Postdoctoral Researcher, Office of Undergraduate Research, Kennesaw State University

  • 23 Jun 2022 3:35 PM
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    About Us

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    Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia’s college . We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high- impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university’s vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion!

    Job Summary

    Postdoctoral Researchers support teams of KSU faculty and students (undergraduate and graduate students), which engage with external collaborators from other universities, community members, government agencies, and/or private sector entities to stimulate innovation, capacity-building, and sustainability of research and scholarly activity at KSU.


    1. Plans and executes experimental activities, data analyses, submission of reports or of manuscripts to peer-reviewed publications, and/or attendance and presentation of research findings at appropriate venues of dissemination.

    2. Develops and contributes to new ideas for research proposals and directions within the research group.

    3. Develops an Individual Development Plan (IDP) in collaboration with faculty mentor

    4. Generates revenue by securing grants and participates in departmental and institutional career development programs, such as grant writing workshops

    5. Prepares project budget and ensures funded project operates within budget guidelines

    6. Maintains official records and documents, and ensures compliance with institutional policies, and federal, state and local regulations

    7. Establishes working relationships and cooperative arrangements with internal and external partners

    8. Engages in research and publication

    9. Responsible for teaching qualified courses and may include lecture and/or laboratory components, as assigned


    1. Conducts research on undergraduate research experiences at KSU, particularly coursebased undergraduate research experiences (CUREs)

    2. Manages independent research projects in agreement and collaboration with the Principal Investigator

    3. Coordinates and conducts interviews, focus groups, and surveys with key constituents at KSU who are involved in undergraduate research (students, faculty, staff, administrators)

    4. Analyzes quantitative and qualitative data

    5. Presents and publishes preliminary data

    6. Contributes to writing of scientific publications and grant applications

    7. Helps supervise and mentor undergraduate student researchers

    Required Qualifications

    Educational Requirements
    Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher education

    Preferred Qualifications

    Additional Preferred Qualifications

    Supervising others (per career ladder)

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    Able to handle multiple tasks or projects simultaneously to meet assigned deadlines

    Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collaborative research on a team of faculty and students with the ability to meet deliverables and milestones
    Demonstrated creative and proactive approach towards problem solving
    Knowledge of and experience in general analytical methods development and good analytical practices
    Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field

    Outstanding proposal and paper writing skills
    Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem-solving, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and presentation skills
    Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
    Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills
    Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette
    Refer to the department specific Research Addendum for additional KSA information


    • Ph.D. in a social or behavioral science or related field

    • Experience in designing and implementing research studies, particularly survey research, focus groups, and/or interviews

    • Experience in analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data

    • Experience presenting at conferences and publishing in peer-reviewed journals

    • Must possess leadership skills and patience necessary to lead student researchers

    • Experience in grant-writing preferred

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.  Participant ID: 61415

    Other Information

    This is not a supervisory position.
    This position has financial responsibilities.
    No, this position will not be required to drive.
    This role is not considered a position of trust.
    This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
    This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
    This position does not require security clearance.

    Background Check

    • Standard Enhanced + Education

    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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