Instructor or Assistant Clinical Professor

Mississippi State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 31, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Biology & Life Sciences, Geology & Earth Sciences, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Function:

The incumbent will develop an exemplary educational program in precision agriculture technologies with a primary emphasis on agronomic crops.

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:

Mississippi State University is Mississippi's senior comprehensive land-grant institution and has the largest on-campus enrollment (>22,000) of the eight state institutions of higher learning. All components of the university have a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service. The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences has 31 on- and 26 off-campus faculty members engaged in teaching, research, and extension and/or service programs, most of who carry joint appointments. The programs are supported by state-of-the-art laboratories, equipment, and trained support and professional staff. The department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Agronomy, Horticulture, or Environmental Sciences in Agricultural Systems, with Master's or Doctoral graduate students concentrating in Agronomy, Horticulture, or Weed Science.

Area of Specialization:

Precision Agriculture

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2022

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Facilitate the development and coordinated instruction of Precision Agriculture coursed, develop and manage applied skills courses in precision agriculture and. teach assigned courses in precision agriculture and agronomy with course descriptions as outline in course syllabus, promote and maintain effective relationships with other colleges and universities, and where appropriate, maintain liaison relationships with industry to assist students in finding cooperative education placements, internships, or job shadowing experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

Appointment at the Instructor level requires an earned MS degree in agronomy, weed science, plant physiology, soil science, plant pathology, entomology, agriculture engineering, or closely related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.

Appointment at the Assistant Clinical Professor level requires an earned PhD in agronomy, weed science, plant physiology, soil science, plant pathology, entomology, agriculture engineering, or closely related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.

Acceptable candidate must have outstanding English verbal and written communication skills and should have experience in one or more of the following areas: weed management, plant growth, soil fertility, crop production systems, irrigation technologies, agricultural engineering, and/or remote sensing and geospatial technologies. The candidate must be familiar with methodologies, tools, techniques, and/or concepts related to the application and use of precision agriculture in their discipline and related fields.

Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in teaching and/or research focused on agronomic crops and precision agriculture concepts with good working knowledge of agricultural production practices is preferred. Willingness to address up-to-date technologies in a team member approach in collaboration with other scientists is preferred.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Applicants must apply online at Additionally, a letter of application, personal C.V., and names/addresses/emails of at least four (4) professional references should be forwarded to: Dr. Darrin Dodds, Department Head, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, Box 9555, Mississippi State, MS 37962. Nominations are encouraged and should be sent to the same address.

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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