Assistant Professor

Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 03, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Function:

The Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Mississippi State University invites applications for a tenure track, 9-month or 12-month, assistant professor position in the area of agricultural and biosystems engineering. Applicants should be clearly committed to excellence in teaching and be able to articulate a research program that has promise for sustainable external funding and national recognition. Candidates with experience and expertise in all areas of agricultural and biosystems engineering will be considered, but those with strengths in sensing, analytics, and/or robotics, particularly with a view to precision agriculture, are preferred. Women, minorities and other under-represented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

Salary Grade : UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering has 16 on-campus faculty and several adjunct/affiliate faculty off-campus within research centers and government agencies, engaged in teaching, research, and extension. The department is co-administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Bagley College of Engineering and offers undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) degrees in three distinct program areas: Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business. Within these programs, the department has over 500 undergraduates and over 30 graduate students. The J. Charles Lee Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building, includes more than 6,000 square feet of state-of-the-art instructional and research facilities, and includes separate labs for sterile tissue culture, biomechanical testing, environmental and agricultural simulation or modeling studies, electronic/robotic design fabrication and testing, fiber processing, GPS/GIS, renewable bio-energy, and student computing resources. More information about the department can be found at

Area of Specialization:

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidates will be expected to teach in the Biological Engineering (BE) and Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business (AETB) curricula, conduct research, and advise undergraduate and graduate students. They must establish a strong record of research, teaching, and service.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Agricultural, Biological, or Biosystems Engineering, or equivalent in a closely related discipline, as well as excellent verbal and writing skills, are required. Applicant must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly production, and grantsmanship and should have the ability to conduct multi-disciplinary collaborative research.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with experience in precision ag, sensing, analytics or robotics are preferred.

Instructions for Applying:

Qualified applicants must apply online at and attach (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, including a list of three professional references complete with current contact information, (3) statement of past, present and future research, including commonly employed technologies, equipment and funding sources (4) statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) official transcripts (any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online). Anticipated appointment date is August 16, 2021, or as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. Screening will begin October 10, 2020.
Contact Michele Anderson at with any questions.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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