Assistant Professor

Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
Commensurate with education and experience.
October 01 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

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 (

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.