Assistant or Associate Professor

Mississippi State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
May 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Engineering, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Function:

The Forest and Wildlife Research Center/College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University is seeking to fill a 9-month, tenure-track, full time, Assistant or Associate Professor position with research, teaching and service responsibilities in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with expertise and high potential in the area of composites.

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:

One of three departments in the College of Forest Resources, the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts activities include undergraduate/graduate instruction, research and service
programs in natural resources.

Area of Specialization:


Anticipated Appointment Date:

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include: develop and conduct a program of research in forest products / sustainable bioproducts with an emphasis on composites, timber structures, building physics/envelope, manufacturing/industrial engineering, mass timber or related field; build a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program; collaborate within the Department, College, and University as well as with external stakeholders; teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, assist in programmatic curriculum development, provide internal and external service and outreach, and shoulder other departmental responsibilities as appropriate. The level of appointment and/or rank and salary will be commensurate with the individual's qualifications, background and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher learning in either wood science/forest products/sustainable bioproducts or an allied scientific discipline such as forestry, material or polymer scent, engineering, chemistry, physics, or other as appropriate.

The applicant must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and will be expected to develop a national reputation in sustainable bioproducts/forest products as well as maintain a focus on adding value to state-, regional-, and national-based stakeholders.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Particular consideration will be given to candidate with expertise and/or high potential in the topics outlined above; other related fields such as timber bridges, environmental aspects of wood products, and life cycle analysis; demonstrated experience with leading scholarly activity from proposal development and inception through scholarly publications; graduate level advising through advanced degree conference; experience with Extension/outreach type service activities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Incumbent should be adept with current forms of computer applications related to research, teaching, and service activities.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Physical requirements will be consistent with those associated with the incumbent's research program

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

All applicants must apply on line at
Attach required documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Research Plan, transcripts of all degrees, and names and contact information of three professional references. Screening of applications will begin July 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Skype/video conference Interviews may be requested. Official transcripts of all degrees will be required upon employment. Applicant should redact their social security number if it appears on their academic transcript prior to submitting it online.

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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