Assistant Professor

Mississippi State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Geology & Earth Sciences, 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, fulltime, Assistant Professor Position with research, teaching and service responsibilities in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts.

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:

Wood Anatomist

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2022.

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include: develop and conduct a program of teaching, research, and service in the Sustainable Bioproducts Department and College of Forest Resources. Program area emphasis will be in wood anatomy and identification, sustainable bioproducts, forest and natural resources, or an affiliated area. The candidate will be expected to build a nationally recognized 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, recruit undergraduate and/or graduate students, provide internal and external service and outreach, and perform other departmental and or collegiate responsibilities as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher learning in botany, forest products, forest and/or natural resources, or an allied scientific discipline as appropriate.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Particular consideration will be given to candidate with expertise, experience, and/or high potential in the topics outlined above along with demonstrated experience in teaching, research, and/or service in forestry, natural resources, or related programming at the university level.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of Forest Products. Skilled in using and conducting programs through multiple media avenues (internet, interactive video, distance learning, etc.) are desirable. Salary and rank commensurate with years of experience & education..

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

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

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

All applicants must apply on line at, and will be required to submit a Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Research Interests Statement, and transcripts of all degrees. Names and contact information of 3 professional references also required. Official transcripts for all degrees will be required from the successful candidate. Any social security numbers on requested transcripts or other applicant documents should be redacted. Application reviews will begin June 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Screening Date:

June 2, 2022.

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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