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Assistant Professor (Biology)

Apply now Department: 3670020060 Biology
Job no: 502416
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences


General Description of Position:

The Division of Biology seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Mammalian Biology, starting in fall 2018.

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, provides opportunities for field research (kpbs.konza.k-state.edu/).  Additionally, the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (www.ksu.edu/kscfwru) coordinates research projects between university faculty and government agencies interested in management of natural resources.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description:

We seek candidates with expertise that will complement a well-established and diverse ecology program in the Division of Biology.  We are particularly interested in candidates with experience broadly defined under mammalian biology that will complement and expand our current research strengths in wildlife biology and ecology within the Division.  Potential areas of expertise could include (but are not limited to); population and conservation biology, host-parasite interactions, including molecular or physiological approaches.  The successful candidate will have a strong record of research productivity and is expected to contribute to graduate and undergraduate instruction in the Division (www.ksu.edu/biology).

Required Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. or equivalent at time of appointment is required, and postdoctoral training and teaching experience are desirable. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with mammalian systems with potential areas of expertise including; population and conservation biology, host-parasite interactions, molecular animal physiology.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, description of research and teaching interests, and provide names and contact information for three references, who will be asked to submit written letters of recommendation. Questions or requests for additional information can be directed to Keith Gido (kgido@ksu.edu). 

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Background Screening Statement:

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





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