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Professor of Ecology, Kansas State University

The Division of Biology at Kansas State University invites applications for a faculty position in Ecology, starting in fall 2018, at the level of Professor with tenure, although applications from highly-qualified candidates at the level of Associate Professor are also welcome. We seek candidates with expertise that will complement a well-established and diverse ecology group in the Division of Biology, and contribute to the highly productive, internationally-recognized Konza Prairie grassland ecology research program. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in grassland and/or savanna biomes and expertise in plant or consumer population and/or community ecology, plant-consumer interactions, or research at the interface of community and ecosystem ecology. In addition to conducting research in his/her area of expertise, the successful candidate will participate fully as a core investigator in the highly collaborative NSF-funded Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program (lter.konza.ksu.edu), and contribute to graduate and undergraduate instruction in the Division (www.ksu.edu/biology). The successful candidate will have a strong record of research productivity, and the ability to provide leadership in interdisciplinary research and develop collaborations across a range of ecological disciplines. A Ph.D. or equivalent, and an academic record commensurate with a tenured senior faculty appointment, is required.

The Division of Biology is a large and diverse academic unit with an excellent record of research and teaching. Extramural research funding in the Division averages approximately $10M per year, supporting a broad research program and a large number of faculty scientists with research interests in ecology. The Konza Prairie Biological Station, a 3,487 ha tallgrass prairie research site located 10 km from the university, is the focal site for much of this research (kpbs.konza.k-state.edu/). Research on Konza Prairie is supported by the NSF LTER program and a variety of other sources, totaling over $3M per year.

Kansas State University is located in the city of Manhattan (https://cityofmhk.com/), a vibrant college community of about 50,000 located in the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, about 2 hours from Kansas City. 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.

Applications must be submitted electronically at http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/502360/. Applicants should submit a cover letter, description of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vita, and names and contact information for three references. Questions or requests for additional

information can be directed to John Blair (jblair@ksu.edu). Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. KSU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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