Assistant Professor

first_imgApplicants must apply online at job 500610 under Careers tab). Attach (in a single pdffile) a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research expertise andgoals (2-page maximum), a statement of teaching interests andcompetency (2-page maximum), a statement of your contributions andcommitment to inclusivity (2-page maximum), contact information forthree references, and reprints of up to three publications.Screening of applications will begin November 20, 2020.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: MSU is an equal opportunityemployer, and all qualified applicants will receive considerationfor employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity,sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin,disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information,protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected bylaw. We always welcome nominations and applications from women,members of any minority group, and others who share our passion forbuilding an inclusive community that reflects the diversity of ourstudent population.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age,sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, genderidentity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other statusprotected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations andapplications from women, members of any minority group, and otherswho share our passion for building a diverse community thatreflects the diversity in our student population. Position Function:Teaching and research in Biological Sciences. Desired area ofexpertise in Microbial EcologySalary Grade : UCPlease see Staff Compensation Structure orSkilled Crafts and ServiceMaintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salarygrade UC, these positions are “Unclassified” and salary ranges aredetermined by the hiring department.Department Profile: Appointment Date:August 16, 2021Tenure Track Status:Tenure TrackEssential Duties and Responsibilities:The successful candidate will be expected to establish anexternally funded research program, teach courses for theundergraduate and graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.), andcontribute to the service mission of the department. Appointmentwill be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipatedstart date of August 16, 2021.Minimum Qualifications:Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in a relevant area of Biology,with post-doctoral experience, evidence of sustained scholarlyproductivity, and evidence of teaching competence. Applicationsfrom members of groups that are typically under-represented inscience are strongly encouraged.ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):NoKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:We seek a microbial ecologist whose research addresses fundamentalquestions in ecology with any microbial taxa (including, but notlimited to, bacteria, viruses, protists, and fungi). Idealapplicants will complement existing strengths in the department bycontributing to advances in systematics, cell and molecularbiology, host-microbe interactions, biogeography, evolution, orenvironmental sciences. We encourage applicants with bold newperspectives and ‘outside the box’ approaches to research andteaching; particularly those focused on interdisciplinary andcollaborative researchWorking Conditions and Physical EffortMississippi State University is a comprehensive land-grantuniversity that serves more than 22,000 students. Faculty in theDepartment of Biological Sciences have diverse research interestsin bioinformatics, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology,evolutionary biology, genetics, microbiology, and systematics, andare funded by the NIH, NSF, DARPA, USDA, and DOJ, as well asnumerous state and private organizations. Campus researchinfrastructure includes a High Performance Computing Collaboratory(, proteomics and genomics equipment atthe Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology(, computational and statisticalexpertise at the Center for Computational Sciences(, Center of Biomedical ResearchExcellence, remote sensing and GIS expertise in the GeosystemsResearch Institute (, and microscopyand imaging through the Institute for Imaging and AnalyticalTechnologies ( Faculty in theDepartment of Biological Sciences have diverse research interestsand active collaborations with MSU faculty in the Departments ofAnthropology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Forestry, Wildlife,Geosciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Plant Pathology &Entomology, Biological Engineering, and the College of VeterinaryMedicine.Instructions for Applying:Link to apply: read more