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Assistant/Associate Professor (Immunology)

Apply now Department: 3670080040 Diagnostic Medicne Pathobiolog
Job no: 516859
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University seeks to expand our expertise in infectious diseases of production animals and host-pathogen interactions by hiring an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (tenure-track or tenured) with expertise in basic/domestic animal immunology. This position will be a 12-month appointment with approximately 70% research, 20% teaching, and 10% service appointment. 

The successful candidate will establish (Assistant Professor level) or maintain (Associate Professor level) an extramurally funded research program, teach graduate courses in the department, share responsibility for classroom instruction of first year veterinary students, and serve as the director of a core flow cytometer and cell sorting laboratory.

About Us:

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 (, the BSL3 Biosecurity Research Institute (, the USDA Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Unit ( and the new National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) ( Additional interrelated research facilities and collaborative opportunities exist within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and the Division of Biology, The Johnson Cancer Research Center, and at other regional universities, such as the University of Kansas (; 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. 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:

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 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:

  • Possess a Ph.D. in immunology or a related discipline
  • Demonstrate potential for teaching excellence at the graduate and professional levels in immunology
  • Demonstrate potential to acquire extramural funding or have an active research program

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Particularly interested in individuals with demonstrated experience in working across disciplines and collaborating broadly
  • Highest consideration will be given to candidates who also possess a strong background in cellular and molecular biology with investigations that are potentially synergistic with current College of Veterinary Medicine faculty interests in infectious diseases, vaccinology, inflammation, toxicology, cancer, public health, and food safety

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following:
  1. A detailed cover letter that includes specific information relevant to the applicant’s ability to meet the qualifications
  2. A statement of research interests and goals
  3. A curriculum vitae
  4. Contact information for at least three references who have agreed to write letters of recommendation

Review of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications will begin on March 1, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Any questions regarding this position can be referred to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Waithaka Mwangi (  

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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