Assistant/Associate Professor of Immunology

The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University seeks to expand our expertise in infectious diseases of animals and host-pathogen interactions by hiring an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (tenure-track or tenured) with expertise in immunology. Preference will be given to those working with companion or agricultural animals. This position will be a 12-month appointment with approximately a 70 % research, a 20% teaching, and a 10% service appointment.  The faculty is particularly interested in individuals with demonstrated experience in working across disciplines and collaborating broadly. Highest consideration will be given to candidates who also possess a strong background in cellular and molecular biology with investigations that are potentially synergistic with current College of Veterinary Medicine faculty interests in infectious diseases, vaccinology, inflammation, toxicology, cancer, public health, and food safety.

Applicants must (a) possess a Ph.D. in immunology or a related discipline; (b) demonstrate potential for teaching excellence at the graduate and professional levels in immunology; (c) demonstrate potential to acquire extramural funding or have an active research program. The successful candidate will establish (Assistant Professor Level) or maintain (Associate Professor level) an extramurally funded research program, teach graduate courses in the department, share responsibility for classroom instruction of first year veterinary students, and serve as the director of a core flow cytometer and cell sorting laboratory.

Kansas State University is a major land-grant research university located in Manhattan KS, a dynamic collegiate community of approximately 50,000 in the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas.  The department, university and community provide an excellent research environment including Centers of Excellence in Emerging Zoonotic Animal Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Vector-Borne Diseases, among others (,  the BSL3 Biosecurity Research Institute (, the USDA Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Unit ( and the new National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) ( Additional interrelated research facilities and collaborative opportunities exist within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and the Division of Biology, The Johnson Cancer Research Center, and at other regional universities, such as the University of Kansas (; Manhattan consistently ranks as one of the top college-towns in the nation offering a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities in a friendly and progressive community.  The university offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, and liberal paid leave time. A complete listing of benefits can be viewed at:

Interested candidates should submit a detailed cover letter that includes specific information relevant to the applicant’s ability to meet the qualifications and a statement of research interests and goals, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references who have agreed to write letters of recommendation.  Any questions regarding this position can be referred to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Waithaka Mwangi ([email protected]).  Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, 1800 Denison Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66506-5606. Applications can be made online at  Screening of applications begins March 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. KSU is an EOE. Background check is required.