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Apply now Department: 3670020060 Biology
Job no: 502360
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences

General Description of Position:

The Division of Biology seeks to fill 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.  

Information about the Department:

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.  

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.

The Successful Candidate will:

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.  

Required Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. or equivalent, and an academic record commensurate with a tenured senior faculty appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

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.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, description of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for three references. Questions or requests for additional information can be directed to John Blair (jblair@ksu.edu).  Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begins:

To ensure consideration please submit materials by October 16, 2017.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

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.

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