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Assistant Professor

Mississippi State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Function:

The Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position in Geography at the rank of assistant professor with an anticipated start date of August 15th, 2022. We seek a geographer whose innovative teaching and research use geospatial techniques to address research questions in human geography, such as urban geography, political ecology, health geography, environmental justice, transportation geography, economic geography, cultural geography, and political geography.

Applicants will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their subdiscipline of expertise, academically advise undergraduate students, and supervise master’s as well as doctoral level graduate students.

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 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty, seven clinical professors, and four full-time instructors. Within the department, there are four areas of disciplinary emphasis: Geology, Geography, Geospatial Science, and Atmospheric Science which offer numerous opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration focused on the global climate system. The department is closely aligned with a number of MSU research centers including the Geosystems Research Institute (, the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (, and the Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies ( Mississippi State University holds the “Very High Research Activity” (R1) designation from the Carnegie Foundation, and is ranked in the top 100, for research and development expenditures, among all institutions in the National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey. More information about the Mississippi State University Department of Geosciences is available on our website:

Area of Specialization:

Geospatial Sciences/Human Geography

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2022

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

We welcome applicants with a background in participatory GIS, feminist GIS, critical GIS, or other innovative and engaged GIS approaches, as well as applicants who use geospatial techniques to examine the human dimensions of socio-environmental processes. We encourage applicants with the capacity to contribute to teaching geography and geospatial courses within their area of specialization, and existing courses in the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

Successful applicants must hold a Ph.D. in geography or a closely related field at the time of appointment.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

(1) evidence of (or the potential for) excellence in research, teaching, and student mentoring; (2) a record of peer-reviewed publications; (3) the capacity to develop and direct an active, externally-funded research program;(4) a commitment to professional service; and (5) a commitment to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Candidates may apply on-line by submitting a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research statement; teaching statement; statement of commitment to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a list of three references with contact information through the Mississippi State University HRM

The position will remain open until filled; however, applications must be received by January 3, 2022 for full consideration. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Dr. Qingmin Meng (Search Committee Chair): .

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.

What do I do if I need an accommodation?

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