Faculty Position in Microbiology
Scott Hefty
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Post Date: Sep 19, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: 2+
Location: US - Kansas - Lawrence
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The Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas invites applications for a faculty position as a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor in the area of Microbial Pathogenesis. We are seeking applications from outstanding scientists with expertise in microbiology (bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology, or host-immune responses) and human infectious diseases with research interest related to the role microbes play in human health and disease.

The Department of Molecular Biosciences (http://www.molecularbiosciences.ku.edu/) is a multi-disciplinary and highly interactive research environment that includes over 30 faculty members. The University of Kansas has a diverse repertoire of excellent core facilities (https://corelabs.ku.edu/) to support and facilitate research programs. Included for this position are specific resources and support mechanisms associated with the NIH Chemical Biology for Infectious Disease Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (https://cbid.cobre.ku.edu/). As such, preference will be given to those applicants with current or future plans that incorporate an aspect of chemical biology into their research.

The University of Kansas is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. KU is a major educational and research institution located in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 90,000 and close to Kansas City and the KU Medical Center.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/9958BR. A complete online application includes the following materials: a cover letter, CV, statement of current research achievements and future research plans, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin November 3rd, 2017 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. Position inquiries can be directed to Dr. Scott Hefty at pshefty@ku.edu.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in the biological sciences and at least two years of post-doctoral research experience. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are expected to demonstrate potential for establishing an independent, externally-funded research program, and those at the Associate level must have extramural funding (as PI or MPI) with clear potential for continuance. The successful candidate will also direct graduate student research and participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the University. Women and minorities are highly encouraged to apply.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

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URL: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/9958BR