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Applying to Faculty Openings

Applicant Resources

The Applicant Portal

This is KSU's storefront for faculty positions. Here you can view all open faculty positions at KSU and get a better idea of the applicant's perspective.

Applicant Service Email

If an applicant has contacted you with a question you are unable to answer, please send an email or have the applicant send an email to the applicant service email address: facultyjobs@kennesaw.edu.

Applicant FAQs

    • The Faculty Jobs website works best with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Apple Safari. Internet Explorer is not recommended.

    • No. All applications and application materials require an online submission using the employment system.

    • Yes, anyone wishing to be considered for a faculty position must fill out and submit an application for that position using the online system.
    • No, in order to be considered for employment as a faculty member, you must apply to a position posting.
    • As a legal requirement, Kennesaw State University is required to have an application on file for a faculty hire. The documents uploaded to the application are only considered supplemental materials to the application.
    • Only postings that are still accepting applications are listed on the website. Once the hiring department is no longer accepting applications, the posting will be removed.
    • Some departments will accept applications until the position is filled, but will only guarantee that your application will be reviewed if you submit by a certain date. Check the posting details to see if this posting has a guaranteed consideration deadline. If you have any questions concerning the Application Deadline, contact the Committee Chair or the contact person listed for that position.
    • No, applications will not be accepted once the posting has been removed from the website. The only exception to this is if the posting specifically mentions a guaranteed consideration deadline. If you miss this deadline, your application will still be accepted, but there is no guarantee it will receive the same review as applications that made the deadline.
    • Yes, you will need to create an account and submit an application electronically if you wish to be considered for an open faculty position.
    • Available staff opening can be found at https://kennesaw.hiretouch.com/.
    • First, make sure you are using one of the preferred internet browsers, Mozilla Firefox, Applie Safari or Google Chrome. Then check the file type of the file you want to upload. The only valid file types are: pdf, rtf, rtx, tiff, tif, jpeg, jpe, jpg, png, xlsx, docx, flv, and mov. Next, check the file size. The maximum file size is 9MB. Finally, if you are uploading a pdf, make sure your school did not certify and lock the file. The system is not able to process locked pdf’s. In order to utilize a locked pdf file, you must print the file, scan it to create an unlocked image, and upload this new file to the application.

    • During high volume times, you may have to wait several minutes for the conversion process to complete. You can work in other tabs of your browser, or do other tasks on your computer. If several hours pass and the process is still not complete, send an email to facultyjobs@kennesaw.edu.

    • Yes. Application reviewers do not have access to personnel files.
    • Each reference provider will receive an email requesting a recommendation for your application. The email will contain a link that takes the reference provider to a website where they will answer several questions and, depending on the preference of the hiring department, may be asked to upload a letter of recommendation. The website will then check for any errors and ask the reference provider to finalize the recommendation.

    • Each posting is set up differently, so it will depend on the preferences of the hiring department. Depending on the posting, the reference providers may receive the email as soon as you submit your application. Or the email may not be sent out until your application reaches a certain state in the application review process.

    • Send an email to facultyjobs@kennesaw.edu on your reference provider’s behalf, or direct them to send an email to this email address and explain the issue he or she is having.
    • Each posting is set up differently, so it will depend on the preferences of the hiring department. Contact the person listed in the Questions about Position Opening to see if a reference deadline has been established for the posting to which you have applied.
    • If the posting requires that you provide Reference information, you will not be able to submit your application if you leave this section blank. Before submitting your application, contact the person listed in the Questions about Position Opening to see if the hiring department will accept paper references for your application.
    • No. After you submit your application for a position, you cannot make any further changes to that application. Send an email to facultyjobs@kennesaw.edu if one of your reference providers is no longer able to assist you.
    • The most common reason for receiving this error message occurs when text is copied from an outside source and pasted in to your online application. The system does not recognize pasted text. If you copy/paste into only one of the sections, it will show the error message for all entries. To satisfy the error message, delete the email address for each entry and then save your changes. After saving your changes, manually type each email address for each entry. Then save your changes again. You should stop getting the error message at this point.

    • No. Once you receive the confirmation number for submitting, you cannot make any further changes to that application. Any changes you make in the system after submitting an application will only be saved so that you may use that information in future applications.

    • No, the system will not let you reapply to the same posting. Please be extremely careful when withdrawing an application from a posting.
    • No, any information you provide is completely voluntary.

    • KSU is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. As a matter of University policy, Executive Order 11246, as amended, and other applicable laws, we are required to request EEO information from applicants. The information is kept confidential and is used to fulfill reporting requirements.

    • If you are a veteran, you may voluntarily self-identify for consideration under the University’s affirmative action programs. A copy of your DD Form 214 must be provided to the Office of Human Resources in order to receive military credit. As a government contractor, KSU is subject to Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, and the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000, and is required to take affirmative action to employ and advance veterans. Information provided will only be used in accordance with the Act and will not go forward to an employing department unless an applicant has self-identified as a veteran.
    • The disability should not be noted on the application. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 770-423-6030. If you need to request accommodation in completing the application, KSU will provide reasonable assistance to applicants who make their request known in advance in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    • Please submit your question to facultyjobs@kennesaw.edu and include your name, the position to which you would like to apply, and the problem with which you need assistance. KSU operating hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST. A KSU staff member will respond to your question as soon as possible. To avoid delays, please do not send the same question more than once.
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