Assistant Professor

Employer
Kansas State University
Location
Manhattan, Kansas
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
October 01 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

About This Role:

The Division of Biology seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Immunology, starting in fall 2020, at the level of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a competitive, extramurally-funded research program within the general area of immunology.

Why Join Us:

The Division of Biology at Kansas State University, a Carnegie Classification Research 1 university, is a large and diverse academic unit with an outstanding record of excellence in research and teaching. The Division has a sustained track record of funding from agencies such as NIH, NSF and DOD, and is looking for a colleague who can combine a strong independent research program with an interest in collaborations that complement current strengths in immunology/autoimmunity, host-pathogen interactions and microbiome research. Current research in the Division of Biology covers the entire spectrum of biology ranging from molecules to ecosystem biology. This breadth promotes a synergy which encourages innovation at the intersection of biological sub-disciplines, and provides the successful candidate with an opportunity to impact students, faculty, and staff beyond their immediate focused field of study.

A top priority of the Division is the promotion of an inclusive and vigorous research culture. The administrative leadership will work with the successful candidate to provide meaningful mentoring, a working environment to encourage an independent research career, and a competitive start-up package.

The Division occupies space in five laboratory buildings on the Manhattan campus and maintains an AAALAC certified small animal facility, with access to a USDA-certified facility and BSL-3 research space at the Biosecurity Research Institute.  Collaborative centers in close proximity to the Division of Biology include the Johnson Cancer Research Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, USDA-ARS and the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF), a Federal BSL-4 facility scheduled for completion in 2022.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in biology or a related field
  • Post-doctoral experience in immunology
  • Demonstrated potential to develop a vibrant and independent research program
  • Ability to teach biomedical immunology at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with undergraduates, graduate students and colleagues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research experience in biomedical immunology

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. A cover letter
  2. A curriculum vitae with contact information for three referees
  3. A 1-3 page overview of current and future research interests
  4. A 1-2 page statement of teaching interests and qualifications
  5. Questions can be directed to Dr. Sherry Fleming, search committee chair (sdflemin@ksu.edu)

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.