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Head and Professor, Department of Anatomy and Physiology

Apply now Department: 3670080020 Anatomy & Physiology
Job no: 516560
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University invites applications for the Head of the Department of Anatomy and Physiology in a tenure track position at the rank of associate or full professor, commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.  The Department seeks an innovative leader with established excellence in teaching, research, and administration.

The Department Head of Anatomy and Physiology will lead approximately 27 faculty members who are nationally and internationally recognized for their excellence in comparative biomedical science.  The department is committed to continue as a leader in research and teaching in veterinary anatomy, pharmacology, physiology, and pathophysiology.  Departmental faculty members provide professional (DVM) and graduate (MS and PhD) instruction in animal welfare, gross and microscopic anatomy, cell and systemic physiology, veterinary education, exercise physiology, immunophysiology, and pharmacology. The Department of Anatomy and Physiology has exceptional facilities for research including specialized laboratories for analytical testing, cellular and molecular biology, confocal microscopy, and image analysis.  Further information about the Department is available at

Kansas State University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. It is geographically located in a moderate climate with easy access to diverse recreational regions. Kansas State University is recognized as a favorable place to work among professional adults in the US. For more information visit or

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.

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:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or other earned doctoral degree in biomedical sciences or a related discipline
  • Expected to demonstrate excellence with scholarly achievement and continuing success with extramural, federally funded research
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership effectiveness, and a strong commitment to professional development of faculty and staff, with additional dedication to professional and graduate student education

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 describing leadership philosophy and departmental vision for innovation in teaching and research
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information for three individuals from whom letters of reference may be requested

Screening of Applications Begins:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be directed to the Search Committee Chair Dr. Elizabeth Davis ( or 785-532-4890). 

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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