Professor in Ecology with tenure

Location
Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas
Salary
Salary will be communsurate with experience and qualifications
Posted
September 14 2017
Ref
5198
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

The Division of Biology at Kansas State University invites applications for a faculty position in Ecology, starting in fall 2018, at the level of Professor with tenure, although applications from highly-qualified candidates at the level of Associate Professor are also welcome. We seek candidates with expertise that will complement a well-established and diverse ecology program in the Division of Biology, and contribute to the highly productive, internationally-recognized Konza Prairie grassland ecology research program. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in grassland and/or savanna biomes and expertise in plant or consumer population and/or community ecology, plant-consumer interactions, or research at the interface of community and ecosystem ecology. In addition to conducting research in his/her area of expertise, the successful candidate will participate fully as a core investigator in the highly collaborative NSF-funded Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program (lter.konza.ksu.edu), and contribute to graduate and undergraduate instruction in the Division (www.ksu.edu/biology). The successful candidate will have a strong record of research productivity, and the ability to provide leadership in interdisciplinary research and develop collaborations across a range of ecological disciplines. A Ph.D. or equivalent, and an academic record commensurate with a tenured senior faculty appointment, is required.

The Division of Biology is a large and diverse academic unit with an excellent record of research and teaching. Extramural research funding in the Division averages approximately $10M per year, supporting a broad research program and a large number of faculty scientists with research interests in ecology. The Konza Prairie Biological Station, a 3,487 ha tallgrass prairie research site located 10 km from the university, is the focal site for much of this research (kpbs.konza.k-state.edu/). Research on Konza Prairie is supported by the NSF LTER program and a variety of other sources, totaling over $3M per year. 

Kansas State University is located in the city of Manhattan (https://cityofmhk.com/), a vibrant college community of about 50,000 located in the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, about 2 hours from Kansas City.  Local recreational opportunities include a large lake/park system, diverse outdoor activities, and a rich program in the performing arts.  Manhattan also serves as the regional center for education, health care, commerce, entertainment and communications.

Applications must be submitted electronically at http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/502360. Applicants should submit a cover letter, description of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vita, and names and contact information for three references. Questions or requests for additional information can be directed to John Blair (jblair@ksu.edu). Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. KSU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees.