Assistant or Associate Professor in Biochemistry or Microbiology (two positions)

Lawrence, Kansas
Competitive salary and start-up package
Sep 18, 2017
Nov 17, 2017
Job Type
Full time

We invite applications for two faculty positions as tenure-track assistant or associate professors. One position is in the area of Biochemistry and another in the area of Microbial Pathogenesis.  Candidates are expected to develop an internationally visible, rigorous, and well-funded research program and to effectively teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Included for the Microbial Pathogenesis faculty position are specific resources and support mechanisms associated with the NIH Chemical Biology for Infectious Disease Center of Biomedical Research Excellence ( As such, preference will be given to those applicants with current or future plans that incorporate an aspect of chemical biology into their research.

The University of Kansas is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. KU is a major educational and research institution located in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 90,000 and close to Kansas City and the KU Medical Center.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in the chemical or biological sciences and at least two years of post doctoral research experience. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are expected to demonstrate potential for establishing an independent, externally-funded research program, and those at the Associate level must have extramural funding (as PI or MPI) with clear potential for continuance. The successful candidate will also direct graduate student research and participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the University.

Minorities, women, veterans and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Kansas, the Department of Molecular Biosciences, and this search committee highly value candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically under-represented minorities.

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A complete online application includes the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of current research achievements and future research plans, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. Position inquiries can be directed to Dr. Audrey Lamb (biochemistry position, or Dr. Scott Hefty (microbial pathogenesis position,