November 7, 2023
K-State launches new multidisciplinary hiring initiative in biomanufacturing
Kansas State University is cementing its place as a nexus in the advancement of biomanufacturing. The university is launching a new multidisciplinary hiring initiative that will create 12 new faculty positions in biosecurity, biodefense and biomanufacturing technologies.
Made possible by new funds appropriated from the state of Kansas, this hiring initiative serves as an important catalyst in advancing key components within the Next-Gen K-State strategic plan. The research and teaching activities of these new faculty members, coupled with existing institutional expertise in the biomanufacturing space, will bolster the state's economic and workforce development efforts by further supporting the biomanufacturing industry, creating new engagement opportunities and increasing instructional capacity.
Applicants will be asked to identify a primary and potential secondary K-State academic department or multidisciplinary program home for their potential appointment. The faculty of the program home will be involved directly in reviewing the candidate's application materials and confirming their willingness to be considered as a home department in alignment with appointment procedures in University Handbook Policy C20-C21.
The Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research will jointly oversee the faculty search processes and approve the hires under the initiative.