Assistant Professor - Kansas State University

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The Division of Biology, Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Evolutionary Biology at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.

We seek candidates addressing fundamental, cutting-edge questions in Evolutionary Biology who will complement the existing strengths in the Division of Biology and across campus. The candidate's research program may focus on any taxon or study system using techniques, theory and analysis appropriate for successful resolution of the questions. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience in evolutionary biology at the time of appointment and demonstrated research accomplishments. Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in scholarship, to develop an innovative and independent extramurally-funded research program, and to contribute collaboratively to interdisciplinary research. Expectations also include teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students, and contributions to service and outreach efforts of the Division. The salary will be commensurate with experience.

The Division of Biology is a large, diverse and collegial faculty with an excellent record of research and teaching. Extramural research funding in the Division averages approximately $10M per year. We have a broad research program that includes numerous faculty scientists with research interests in evolutionary biology, cell biology, development, ecology, genetics/genomics, microbiology and related disciplines in multiple other KSU departments. Additional information about the Division of Biology programs at Kansas State University can be found at:

TO APPLY, please email the following in a single PDF file: a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and three representative publications. Please request that letters from 3 referees be sent to the Evolutionary Search Committee by email: . Only applications submitted by email will be accepted. Inquiries only may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Anthony Joern ().

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Kansas State University is located in the city of Manhattan (, a dynamic college community of about 50,000 located in the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas. Local recreational opportunities include a large lake/park system, diverse outdoor activities, and a rich program in the performing arts. Manhattan also serves as the regional center for education, health care, commerce, entertainment and communications.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees. A background check will be required prior to appointment.

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