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Apply now Department: 3670080040 Diagnostic Medicne Pathobiolog
Job no: 512992
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology (https://www.vet.k-state.edu/academics/dmp/), College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, invites nominations or applications for a Veterinary Virologist position. This is a tenure-track position, at an Assistant or Associate Professor level, with a 12-month appointment.  The position carries approximately 70 % research,  25% teaching, and  5% non-direct service responsibilities.  

Applicants must (a) possess a PhD degree specialized in Virology, but preference will be given to applicants with DVM (or equivalent) and PhD degrees; (b) demonstrate potential for teaching at the professional and graduate courses in virology; (c) demonstrate potential to develop extramurally funded research program.  The successful candidate is expected to establish (Assistant Professor level) or maintain (Associate Professor level) a robust research and graduate programs in viral diseases of animals.  Preference will be given to individuals working with viral diseases of food animals.  The teaching responsibilities will include coordinating a team-taught Veterinary Virology course to the sophomore DVM students and a team-taught graduate-level course in Viral Pathogenesis.  The department is particularly interested in individuals with demonstrated experience in collaborative research across disciplines.  The successful candidate will join an active research group with interests in viral diseases of animals and humans and in viral pathogenesis. 

Kansas State University is a major land-grant research university located in Manhattan KS, a dynamic collegiate community of approximately 50,000 in the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas.  The department, university and community provide an excellent research environment including Centers of Excellence in Emerging Zoonotic Animal Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Vector-Borne Diseases, among others (https://www.vet.k-state.edu/research/centers-institutes/),  the BSL3 Biosecurity Research Institute (https://www.bri.k-state.edu/), the USDA Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Unit (https://www.ars.usda.gov/plains-area/mhk/cgahr/abadru/) and the new National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) (https://www.usda.gov/nbaf). Additional interrelated research facilities and collaborative opportunities exist within the Departments of Animal Sciences and Industry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Grain Science and the Division of Biology, The Johnson Cancer Research Center https://cancer.k-state.edu/, and at other regional universities, such as the University of Kansas (http://www.kumc.edu/kansasidea/scientific-themes.html; https://cbid.cobre.ku.edu/about-cbid).  Manhattan consistently ranks as one of the top college-towns in the nation offering a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities in a friendly and progressive community (https://cityofmhk.com/). 

Interested candidates should submit a detailed cover letter that includes specific information relevant to the applicant’s ability to meet the qualifications, statements of research interests and goals, and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references who have agreed to speak or write letters of recommendation.  Nominations and inquiries should be sent to Ms. Brandy Nowakowski at nowakows@vet.k-state.edu or call (785) 532-4401.  Specific questions concerning the position can be referred to the chair of the search committee, Dr. T. G. Nagaraja (tnagaraj@vet.k-state.edu), Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, 1800 Denison Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66506-5606.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes 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 Qualifications:

  • PhD degree specialized in Virology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with DVM (or equivalent) and PhD degrees
  • Demonstrate potential for teaching at the professional and graduate courses in virology
  • Demonstrate potential to develop an extramurally funded research program
  • Preference will be given to individuals working with viral diseases of food animals
  • Individuals with demonstrated experience in collaborative research across disciplines

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. Cover letter that includes specific information relevant to the applicant's ability to meet the qualifications
  2. Statements of research interests, and goals, and teaching interests
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Contact information for at least three references who have agreed to speak or write letters of recommendation

Review of Applications Begins:

Begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. It is anticipated that the new person will assume duties of the position by January 2023 or before.

Anticipated Salary Range:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The university offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, and liberal paid leave time.  A complete listing of benefits can be viewed at: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits. 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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