Assistant Professor - Mammalian Biologist

Manhattan, KS
commensurate with experience
Sep 25, 2017
Oct 23, 2017
Job Level
Entry level
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

The Division of Biology at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning in the 2018/2019 academic year.  We seek an individual who has a commitment to work with a wide range of constituents, a diverse student body, and will establish a strong, extramurally funded research program.  The area of research expertise is broadly defined under mammalian biology that will complement and expand our current research strengths in wildlife biology and ecology within the Division.  Potential areas of expertise could include (but are not limited to); population and conservation biology, host-parasite interactions, including molecular or physiological approaches.  A Ph.D. or equivalent at time of appointment is required, and postdoctoral training and teaching experience are desirable.  The position includes a competitive salary and start-up package. 

The appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, with particular emphasis on our undergraduate wildlife, fisheries and conservation biology curriculum. 

A strong group of highly collaborative faculty members with research interests related to wildlife biology and ecology are active within the Division.  Relevant researchers have active programs in vertebrate ecology, conservation and population biology, population genetics, community ecology and ecosystem ecology; for more information on faculty research interests see The Division of Biology is a large and diverse unit with an excellent record of research productivity and funding.  In the past year, Division faculty members attracted over $10 million in extramural research support.  Relevant faculty members are also found in the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit ( within the Division and other administrative entities on campus.

Kansas State University ( is located in the city of Manhattan (, a pleasant community of about 50,000 individuals in the Flint Hills of north central Kansas, 2 hours from Kansas City.  The Konza Prairie Biological Station ( is a tallgrass prairie reserve that is the site of an NSF-funded long-term ecological research program.  Konza is 6 miles from the University and provides numerous opportunities for ecologically-oriented research activities. 

Applications must be submitted electronically at Applicants should submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae, brief statement of research and teaching experience and goals, and provide names of three reference that will be asked to submit letters of recommendations.  Questions can be referred to:  Dr. Keith Gido, Chair; Wildlife Search Committee; Division of Biology; Kansas State University; Manhattan, KS; or by email at  Review of applications will begin October 23, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  KSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and encourages diversity among its employees.  A background check is required.