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Assistant/Associate Professor

Mississippi State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 9, 2022

Position Function:

The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology (BCHEPP) at Mississippi State University seeks to fill a 12-month, tenure-track (100% Extension), Assistant/Associate Professor position in entomology focused on management of urban and structural pests.

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 Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology pursues an academic research and service mission within the traditions of Land-Grant Universities. The Department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and currently advises approximately 500 undergraduate and 50 graduate students.

Area of Specialization:

Urban and Structural Pest Entomology

Anticipated Appointment Date:

January 1, 2023.

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will establish a multidisciplinary program dedicated to providing science-based information on integrated and sustainable pest management to a diverse state-wide clientele, including the pest management industry, state and federal regulators, and pesticide manufacturers and formulators, as well as the general public. The successful candidate will also develop an externally-funded research program that will inform their Extension activities and synergize with existing departmental programs (, such as Termite University. Collaboration with other researchers and Extension Service colleagues both on and off campus is expected. The incumbent will be encouraged to contribute to the department teaching mission via undergraduate and/or graduate mentoring or formal classroom teaching. The successful candidate is expected to be an interactive member of the faculty, as well as a contributor to relevant scientific/professional societies

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in entomology or a related field is required with demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication as well as strong interpersonal skills. Exceptional ABD candidates will be considered for this position, but preference will be given to applicants with Extension or science communication experience beyond the PhD. Candidates with evidence of multidisciplinary collaborations, experience translating research results for the public, a record of leadership and service, and the ability to secure extramural funding will be given priority.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Applications must be submitted through the MSU employment portal at Completed applications will include: the application (available online) as well as a current curriculum vitae, statement of Extension philosophy, copies of up to five relevant publications and contact information for at least three references. References will not be contacted before a candidate is invited to interview. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions or requests for further information may be routed to Dr. Jerome Goddard (

Mississippi State University ( is a public, land-grant university whose mission is to provide access and opportunity to students from all sectors of the state's diverse population, as well as other states and countries, through excellence in teaching, research, and service. Candidates must be supportive of this mission and commit to Mississippi State University’s core values of diversity, citizenship, leadership, and service. The Carnegie Foundation designates Mississippi State University as a Doctoral/Extensive institution for the Advancement of Teaching, and The Chronicle of Higher Education has designated the university as a “Great College to Work For” (

Screening Date:

September 23, 2022 until filled.

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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