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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor positions- Biomanufacturing

Apply now Department: 3670050020 Office of Research Development
Job no: 516268
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month, Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Education / Instructional, Engineering, Research / Scientific / Grants, Natural / Quantitative Sciences, Food Safety / Science / Systems
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

Kansas State University (K-State) is hiring up to twelve new faculty members at all ranks and in multiple disciplines to enhance our research and instruction strengths that support the growing biomanufacturing industry in the region through innovation and workforce development.

These faculty will bring innovative research and learning that complements our established reputation in agriculture, biosciences, biosecurity, engineering, and veterinary medicine. As an example of this strength, K-State is leading an NSF Engines Development Award for “Advancing biosecurity, biodefense, and biomanufacturing technologies” and is a member of the Kansas City Inclusive Biologics and Biomanufacturing Tech Hub recently designated by the EDA.

Potential research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, biomaterials development, biomanufacturing processes and systems, bioprocessing, artificial intelligence and machine learning for biomanufacturing, synthetic biology in microbes/plants, synthetic microbial communities, and vector-borne diseases.

The initiative invites hired faculty members to identify primary and secondary, if appropriate, departments/programs of interest for affiliation. Additional information about this exciting initiative can be found at 

For questions, contact Jane Dale at


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:

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.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.


Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

We aim to hire faculty at all levels in biomanufacturing.  We seek individuals who have or have the potential to develop a strong record of scholarship, leadership, curricular innovation, entrepreneurship, and an excellent funding record. In addition, the applicants should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Candidates should consider key opportunities for synergy within Kansas State University and the biomanufacturing industry.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree
  • Postdoctoral experience
  • Record of research in a biomanufacturing area
  • Record of research experience and qualifications as indicated via publications or other outcomes
  • Demonstrated research funding history
  • Teaching experience and demonstration of teaching quality

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. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of research interests
  3. Statement of teaching interests

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until positions are filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

Salary commensurate with experience and consistent with the position sought.

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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