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Assistant Professor of Veterinary Entomology

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Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66502
Job Description

About This Role:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY. *12-month tenure-track position, 70% Research, 20% Extension, and 10% Teaching. Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Position available January 3, 2020.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a program combining research and extension in Veterinary Entomology with emphasis on management of arthropod parasites and vectors affecting livestock. Strong basic and applied research components are expected to procure extramural support, publish research results in peer-reviewed journals and extension publications, and collaborate with preexisting research and extension programs in the Department, University, and USDA-Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Unit. Teaching duties will include offering an undergraduate course in Animal Health Entomology every year, developing a graduate course (800-level) in an area of interest to the incumbent every other year, supervising graduate students and participating in institutional education and outreach activities. The percent FTE may change in accordance with the needs of the Department.

Why Join Us:

The Kansas State University is a land-grant University, encompassing wide range of disciplines. The Department of Entomology maintains excellent research environment with state-of-the-art facilities, including BL2 Veterinary Entomology laboratory and shared insectary. The department offers a competitive startup package. Veterinary Entomologist in the Department of Entomology aligns with our departmental goals ( ) as well as the K-State 2025 visionary plan, Global Food Systems ( and OneHealth initiatives. We envision this position providing a valuable connection with the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF), Biosecurity Research Center (BRI), and the Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit (ABADRU), which is part of the USDA Center for Grain and Animal Health Research (CGAHR) in Manhattan, KS.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Ph.D. in entomology, biology, genetics, or a closely related field, with a strong background (as measured by publications, grant funding, and academic training) in animal health and livestock entomology.

Training, experience, and proficiency in veterinary entomology.

Evidence of oral and written communication proficiency

Preferred Qualifications:

Postdoctoral experience in Veterinary Entomology.

Demonstrated ability for successful grant writing, collaborative research/extension efforts, and teaching.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Formal application needs to be submitted to and must include the materials below

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of extension philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Reprints of up to three relevant publications

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins on July 1, 2019 and continues until position is filled.

Please direct questions to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Yoonseong Park, at or 785-532-5763.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:
Salary will commensurate with academic training and experience. Standard Kansas State University unclassified benefits apply

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Department: 3670010060 Entomology

Job no: 507031

Work type: Academic / Faculty – 12 month

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Agriculture, Education / Instructional, Research / Scientific / Grants, Entomology

Pay Grade: 001

Advertised: 08 Apr 2019 Central Daylight Time

Applications close: Open until filled

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