Assistant Clinical Professor

Position Function:

The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in Geography, GIS or related fields at the time of appointment and must demonstrate the ability to teach upper-level geospatial courses through distance learning (preferred) and on-campus platforms. The candidate will be expected to teach courses, such as Principles of GIS, Advanced GIS, GIS Programming, Web GIS, Remote Sensing, and courses developed within their area of specialty. Candidate should have strong teaching skills, ideally with experience in distance education, knowledge of the Canvas Learning Management System, and be able to communicate to a diverse student population. The preferred candidate should be able to produce quality instructional videos and develop geospatial learning experiences, such as laboratory exercises for the distance learning environment as well as on campus. The clinical professor will work closely with distance learning masters level students in our Environmental Geosciences and Applied Meteorology Programs, as well as teach students who are enrolled in the Geospatial and Remote Sensing Technologies Certificate Program.

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 Geosciences currently has 19 tenure-track faculty, 5 clinical faculty and 5 full-time instructors, and offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Within Geosciences there are 4 areas of emphasis: Professional Geology, Environmental Geosciences, Geography/Geospatial Sciences, and Meteorology/Climatology. The Department was recently named a Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. More information about the Department of Geosciences is available on our website:

Area of Specialization:


Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2021

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaches and develops undergraduate and graduate courses for both distance and on-campus student learners. Serves on graduate student committees. Committee assignments are often elective. Performs service activities and serves on various departmental, college, and university committees. Such responsibilities will be assigned by the Department Head or a designated representative.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Geography, GIS or related fields at the time of appointment and must demonstrate the ability to teach upper-level geospatial courses through distance learning (preferred) and on-campus platforms.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Candidate must apply online at, attach a cover letter that highlights teaching experiences, a curriculum vitae and contact information for three (3) references. Please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Athena Nagel, Department of Geosciences, P. O. Box 5448, Mississippi State, MS 39762-5448, phone number (662)-325-3915 for questions or to receive additional information.

Restricted Clause:

This position is contingent upon the availability of funding.

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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