Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences - Mircobiology

Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University, Mississippi
Competitive Salary + benefits
September 27 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor Position

Department of Biological Sciences

Mississippi State University

The Department of Biological Sciences at Mississippi State University invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position in Microbiology. We seek a candidate who will complement existing strengths in microbial pathogenesis and microbial ecology. Additional microbial research strengths also exist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine, providing resources for new collaborations. Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with a start date of August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, direct graduate students, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and contribute to the department mission: Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in a relevant area of Biology or Microbiology, post-doctoral experience, evidence of sustained scholarly productivity, and evidence of teaching competence. 

Mississippi State University is a comprehensive land-grant university that serves more than 21,000 students.  Faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences have diverse research interests in bioinformatics, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, microbiology, physiology, and systematics and are funded by the NIH, NSF and DOJ, as well as numerous private foundations. Research space in Harned Hall has been recently renovated, providing modern facilities for cutting-edge research.  Campus research infrastructure includes supercomputing resources, and proteomics and genomics instrumentation at the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology, computing resources and statistical expertise at the Center for Computational Sciences, microscopy and imaging through the Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies and geospatial technology through the Geosystems Research Institute.  A Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE, NIH) was also recently established on campus. The Biological Sciences department offers degrees at the B.S. (Biological Sciences, Medical Technology, and Microbiology), M.S. (Biological Sciences thesis and non-thesis) and Ph.D. (Biological Sciences) levels.  Additional details on faculty expertise and collaborations across campus are available through the people link.

Applicants must apply online at (search job #495817 under Careers tab). Attach (in one pdf file) a cover letter, a CV, statement of research expertise and goals (2-page maximum), a statement of teaching interests and competency (2-page maximum), contact information for three references and reprints of up to 3 publications. Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for 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 by 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.