Tenure-track position- Kansas State University - Genetics/Genomics MCDB

The Division of Biology of Kansas State University invites applications for three tenure- track Assistant Professor positions beginning in the 2011-2012 academic year. We seek individuals who will establish vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in the general areas of cell, developmental, and molecular biology, genetics or genomics. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are using model organisms (zebrafish, nematodes, etc.) in research areas that synergize with currently ongoing research foci in the Division. The successful candidates will contribute to undergraduate instruction in cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics or genomics, as well as graduate instruction in areas of interest to a diverse population in the Division of Biology. A Ph.D. or equivalent and postdoctoral training are required. The position will include a competitive 9-month salary and generous start-up package. The Division of Biology is a large, diverse unit with a strong record of research productivity and funding, housing investigators in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology/genetics/genomics, microbiology, immunology, and ecology, as well as multiple interdisciplinary efforts that bridge these diverse research areas (http://www.ksu.edu/biology). Kansas State University is a major research university with excellent research facilities, including the newly constructed Biosecurity Research Institute, a state-of-the-art BSL3 building located on the main campus. The main campus is situated in Manhattan, a pleasant college town of approximately 50,000 people in the rolling Flint Hills region of northeast Kansas.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, selected reprints, summaries of research and instructional interests and have three letters of reference sent to kbiology@ksu.edu. Questions can be referred to: Stephen K. Chapes, Chair; Faculty Search Committee; Division of Biology; Kansas State University, Manhattan KS 66506-4901; or by email to skcbiol@ksu.edu. Complete information is available from a link at http://www.ksu.edu/biology/position_openings/cellbiology.html. Review of complete applications will begin on November 12, 2010, and continue until the positions are filled. A background check is required for all new employees. KSU is an equal opportunity employer, actively seeks diversity among its employees, encourages applications from women and minorities and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.