Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences - Developmental Biology

Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University, Mississippi (US)
Competitive Salary & Benefits
October 22 2018
Developmental Biology
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Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences - Developmental Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences at Mississippi State University invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Developmental Biology. We are seeking candidates that study growth, differentiation, and/or morphogenesis, at the molecular, cellular, genetic or evolutionary levels in any taxonomic group (animals, plants, fungi, protists, etc.). The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program, 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, 2019. 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 22,000 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 and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Located on the MSU-Starkville Campus, the Department of Biological Sciences is housed in recently-renovated Harned Hall, which provides 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. For more information please visit:

Applicants must apply online at (search job 497775 under Careers tab). Attach (in a single pdf file) a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research expertise and goals (2-page maximum), a statement of teaching interests and competency (2-page maximum), a statement of your contributions and commitment to inclusivity (2-page maximum), contact information for three references, and reprints of up to three publications. Screening of applications will begin November 30, 2018.

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