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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Bacteriology

Apply now Department: 3670080040 Diagnostic Medicne Pathobiolog
Job no: 513861
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/) and the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL; http://www.ksvdl.org/), College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, invite applications for a Veterinary Clinical Bacteriologist and KSVDL Section Head. This is a tenure- or clinical-track faculty position with a 12-month appointment. Applicants will be considered for employment at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor based on academic experience. The position carries approximately 50% research and 25% teaching responsibilities, with approximately 25% of the appointment toward leading the Bacteriology and Mycology section of the KSVDL. 

Applicants must have demonstrated experience and expertise in veterinary clinical bacteriology, and possess a PhD degree in bacteriology. Preference will be given to applicants with DVM (or equivalent), board certification by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, and/or 5+ years of experience in veterinary clinical laboratory management.  Applicants with demonstrated potential to develop an extramurally funded research program, and experience teaching veterinary clinical bacteriology are also preferred.  The successful candidate is expected to manage the Bacteriology and Mycology section of the KSVDL. The KSVDL is a full-service, AAVLD-accredited laboratory, offering a complete range of diagnostic services for all species. The teaching responsibilities will include coordinating a team-taught Veterinary Bacteriology course for DVM students as well as graduate student teaching and mentorship. The faculty member in this position will be expected to establish and maintain a robust research program in veterinary bacteriology.  The department is particularly interested in individuals with demonstrated experience in collaborative research across disciplines.  The successful candidate would have the opportunity to use their expertise in veterinary clinical bacteriology to lead and collaborate on research within established areas of expertise within the College, including on antimicrobial resistance, food safety and public health, and infectious diseases of cattle and other species.

Kansas State University is a major land-grant research university located in Manhattan KS, a dynamic collegiate community of approximately 52,000 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, Outcomes Research and Epidemiology, 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 and the Division of Biology.  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 interests and goals related to research, diagnostic service and teaching, a 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. David Renter (drenter@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:

  • Ph.D. degree in bacteriology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with DVM (or equivalent), board certification by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, and/or 5+ years of experience in veterinary clinical laboratory management.
  • Applicants with demonstrated potential to develop an extramurally funded research program, and experience teaching veterinary clinical bacteriology are also preferred. 

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, statements of interests and goals related to research, diagnostic service and teaching.

2. Curriculum Vitae.

3. Contact information for at least three references who have agreed to speak or write letters of recommendation. 

Review of Applications Begins:

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

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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