Starkville, Mississippi
Full time nine-month salary plus benefits with additional teaching opportunities
September 11 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


Department of Biological Sciences

Mississippi State University


The Department of Biological Sciences at Mississippi State University invites applications for an Instructor with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2021. This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track faculty position under the supervision of the department head. Responsibilities will include teaching introductory level courses in Biological Sciences (BIO) for both majors and non-majors (including our non-majors organismal based course, Plants and Humans) as well as upper level courses as best fit applicant interest and department need. Assignments may also include lab sections, performing preparatory functions for them, and coordinating and supervising teaching assistants associated with those courses. Teaching courses for extra compensation may be available during summer session and as part of distance education. Minimum qualifications: M.S. degree in a biological sciences field amenable to the instruction of BIO courses; demonstrated instructional experience at the university or community-college level; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; strong organizational and computer skills. Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, a minimum of one-year instructional experience, and experience coordinating teaching laboratories.

Mississippi State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution that serves more than 22,000 students. Located on the Starkville Campus, the Department of Biological Sciences is housed in Harned Hall. The department offers B.S. degrees in Biological Sciences, Medical Technology, and Microbiology. We also offer M.S. and Ph.D. level research-based graduate degrees as well as a non-thesis M.S. through the Center for Distance Education. Additional details about the department are available at

To apply, submit a CV, a statement of teaching interests and competency (2-page maximum), a statement of your contributions and commitment to inclusivity (2-page maximum), and contact information for three references, at (position 499822). Applicants will be asked to complete the Personal Data Information Form associated with this position. Screening of applications will begin November 1st, 2020.

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.