The Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University
invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position at the
rank of Assistant Professor in Human Geography, with a
specialization in Black Geographies, with an anticipated start date
of Fall 2021 or Spring 2022.
We seek scholars whose work focuses on Black Geographies in
relation to one or more of the following areas: gender, sexuality
and Black feminist thought; environmental justice; political
ecology; human-environmental geography; political geography;
economic geography; health and well-being; agriculture and food
systems; or Black placemaking and community-building.
Applicants must hold a PhD in geography (or a closely related
field) by the time of appointment, and will demonstrate evidence of
(or the potential for) excellence in research, teaching and student
mentoring. Applicants will be expected to maintain an active
research program with the potential for external funding, develop
and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of
expertise, as well as supervise both masters and doctoral
Please see Staff Compensation Structure
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Maintenance Compensation Schedule
for salary ranges. For salary
grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are
determined by the hiring department.
The Department of Geosciences currently has 16 tenured or
tenure-track faculty, five clinical professors, and four full-time
instructors and awards B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Within the
department, there are four areas of disciplinary emphasis:
Geography, Geology,, Geospatial Science, and Meteorology. In
addition, the department maintains close relationships with a
variety of other research centers and interdisciplinary programs
elsewhere on the Mississippi State campus. More information about
the Department of Geosciences is available on our website: www.geosciences.msstate.edu
Area of Specialization:
Anticipated Appointment Date:
August 16, 2021
Tenure Track Status:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Applicants will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and
graduate courses in their discipline of expertise. Additionally,
applicants will be expected to supervise master's as well as
doctoral graduate students.
Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related field is required.
ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):
Evidence of (or the potential for) excellence in research,
teaching, and student mentoring.
A record of peer-reviewed publications. The capacity to develop and
direct an active, externally-funded research program. A commitment
to professional service.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Candidate should be a dynamic educator with teaching experience
preferred and be in the process of developing a strong research
program with the likelihood of external funding.
Instructions for Applying:
Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu
submitting a cover letter, teaching statement, research statement
and diversity statement, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three
references with contact information. The position will remain open
until filled; however, the review of applicants will begin December
31, 2020. For questions about the position or application process,
please contact search committee chair Shrinidhi Ambinakudige at
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.