Director / Professor Wanted In Manhattan

Published 2018-07-16
Expires 2020-01-09
ID #151906
Director / Professor Wanted In Manhattan
United-states, Kansas, Manhattan,
Published July 16, 2018

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Job type: Full time
Occupation: Director / professor

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About This Role:

The Johnson Cancer Research Center (JCRC) at Kansas State University invites applications
and nominations for the position of Director to begin on January 4, 2019. This is an exciting opportunity
for the new Director to take the JCRC to the next level and achieve national recognition. K-State is a Carnegie "Very High Research",
"Engaged", and APLU "Innovation and Economic Prosperity" University serving 25,000 students. It is the land-grant university for the State
of Kansas and has a Veterinary Medical Center.

This role is a full-time, twelve-month appointment with expectations for leading the
JCRC, forming and/or leading teams of faculty members to obtain program project awards, conducting highly effective fundraising, and
continuing an individual extramurally-funded cancer-related research program. The research program may be in a variety of fields related to
cancer biology, including but not limited to: biochemistry, biophysics, biostatistics, cell/molecular biology, chemistry, environmental
biology, epidemiology, immunology, and microbiology. The individual selected will have the credentials consistent with academic appointment
at the level of full professor in one of the departments of the College of Arts & Sciences. Preference will be given to applicants with
experience in an NCI-designated Cancer Center. The successful candidate should have a professional track record of proven broad leadership
in funded cancer-related research, in assisting investigators in grant-writing for cancer research, both public and private, as well as for
assisting faculty and/or staff in intellectual property development.

Why Join Us:

The JCRC is a distributed
center that is administratively housed in the College of Arts & Sciences. Our mission is to further the understanding and development of treatments for
cancers by funding basic cancer research and supporting higher education, training, and public outreach. Our goals are to improve
cancer-related research and education, to provide scholarships and fellowships, to enrich the student experience, and to educate the public
about cancer and cancer research.

We currently engage nearly 100 faculty and staff affiliates from multiple academic departments and
colleges at K-State in accomplishing our mission and are poised to respond to the research challenges of developing better diagnostics and
therapeutics to fight cancer. Additionally, we have more than $12 million in endowments, and currently fund faculty research, equipment
purchases, undergraduate and graduate cancer research awards, scholarships for undergraduates pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences,
and graduate student and faculty travel opportunities, as well as extensive outreach engagement to the public! Visit our website to learn
more about what we do: or read
our latest annual magazine, Conquest 2018, which showcases the cancer research of our faculty and students:!

The JCRC and the main K-State campus is in city of
Manhattan, situated in the rolling Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas, 125 miles west of Kansas City via Interstate 70. The 668-acre campus is
convenient to both business and residential areas and is the hub of a growing nexus of animal health research. K-State has strong ties to
the NCI-designated University of Kansas Cancer Center in Kansas City, KS. We encourage you to explore the wonderful Manhattan community and
what it can offer you:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks
individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You'll Need to

Minimum Requirements:

  • Administrative experience
  • Experience with program
  • Experience with fund raising
  • Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M. or equivalent degree


  • Outstanding scientific skills
  • Record of leadership in cancer research

Other Requirements:

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

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of
    application that describes the applicant's qualifications related to the expectations noted above, views about program development within
    the JCRC and philosophy of leadership
  2. Detailed curriculum vitae
  3. Names and email addresses of three references

Questions about the search or the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Beth Montelone, Senior Associate Vice President for Research.

Screening of Applications Begins:

September 17, 2018 and will continue until the position is

Salary Range:


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 :

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.

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