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Assistant Professor in Immunology 

The Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas invites applications for a faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level with expected start dates between August 2020 and May 2021.

We are seeking outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Immunology with a focus on host-pathogen interactions whose research aligns with the NIH mission.

The university and department aspire to become a leader among its peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of minority and marginalized demographic groups. As such, applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education are highly encouraged.

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. This position will have access to potential resources and support mechanisms associated with the NIH Chemical Biology for Infectious Disease Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (https://cbid.cobre.ku.edu/).

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the biological sciences and post-doctoral research experience. Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential for establishing an independent, externally-funded research program. The successful candidate will also direct graduate student research and participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the University.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, follow the link below:

Immunology Position

A complete online application includes the following materials:

  • Cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • A description of current and future Immunology research interests that incorporates host-pathogen interactions (full consideration will be given to those that limit length to less than four pages). In your research plans, please include any past or future activities that include Chemical Biology, broadly interpreted.
  • A statement of teaching interests and philosophy,
  • The names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.

  1. Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
  2. In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin Monday, March 16, 2020.

Inquiries for the faculty position in Microbiology can be directed to Dr. Scott Hefty.

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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