About This Role:
The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University seeks applications for a 12-month, tenure-track or tenured Associate Professor/ Full Professor Faculty position with a primary emphasis in basic, mechanistic research on emerging and/or zoonotic bacterial or viral pathogens. This position will also serve as the Associate Director of an NIH COBRE Center (Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases; https://www.k-state.edu/cezid). The expected start date for this position is as early as January 2023. The successful applicant must have extensive experience leading a productive research program as demonstrated by: (i) longstanding support from NIAID, NIGMS or similar funding programs; (ii) a robust record of training graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty; and (iii) high-impact peer-reviewed publications. Preference will be given to applicants that utilize animal models in their research and that focus on emerging and/or zoonotic infectious diseases. The distribution of effort for this position is approximately 60-70 % research, 10-20% administration, 5-10 % graduate teaching, and 5-10 % non-directed service. Information about the department is available at: https://www.vet.k-state.edu/academics/dmp.
Kansas State University is a major land-grant research university located in Manhattan KS, a dynamic college 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 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and the Division of Biology, 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. The university offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, and paid leave time. A complete listing of benefits can be viewed at: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits.
Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae in the form of an NIH biosketch, a 2-page description of research accomplishments, a 2-page description of future research plans, and a list of at least three professional references (with full contact information) from individuals who can objectively evaluate the applicant’s prior research output and their ability to sustain an extramurally funded research program. This information should be assembled in the above order, compiled as a single PDF with the file name: Lastname.Firstname.pdf, and emailed to Ms. Brandy Nowakowski (firstname.lastname@example.org). Inquiries about this position should be directed to Dr. Juergen A. Richt (email@example.com) or Dr. Derek Mosier (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately and will occur on a continuous basis until the position is filled. References will be contacted if deemed necessary. Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. A background check is required.
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:
The successful applicant must have extensive experience leading a productive research program as demonstrated by: (i) longstanding support from NIAID, NIGMS or similar funding programs; (ii) a robust record of training graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty; and (iii) high-impact peer-reviewed publications
Preference will be given to applicants that utilize animal models in their research and that focus on emerging and/or zoonotic infectious diseases.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:
Curriculum Vitae in the form of an NIH biosktech.
Two-page description of research accomplishments.
Two-page description of future research plans.
Three professional references (with full contact information) from individuals who can objectively evaluate the applicant's prior research output and their ability to sustain an extramurally funded research program.
Review of Applications Begins:
Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
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.