Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences - Evolutionary Genetics

Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University, Mississippi (US)
Competitive Salary & Benefits
September 27 2017
Evolutionary Genetics
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

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 Assistant Professor position in Evolutionary Genetics.

We are seeking candidates that use empirical and/or theoretical approaches to study heritable variation and its role in facilitating evolutionary change. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, direct graduates students, teach courses for the undergraduate and graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.), and contribute to the service mission of the department. Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2018. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in a relevant area of Biology, 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. Campus research infrastructure includes a High Performance Computing Collaboratory (, proteomics and genomics equipment at the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology (, computational and statistical expertise at the Center for Computational Sciences (, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE, NIH), remote sensing and GIS expertise in the Geosystems Research Institute (, and microscopy and imaging through the Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies ( Faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences have diverse research interests and active collaborations with MSU faculty in the Departments of Anthropology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Plant Pathology & Entomology, Biological Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Department of Biological Sciences is housed in Harned Hall on the MSU-Starkville Campus, which was recently renovated providing modern facilities for cutting-edge research. The 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 the department are available at

Applicants must apply online at (search job #496272 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.