Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 013100 - Poultry Science
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Department Profile:

Mississippi State Poultry Science is one of six stand alone poultry departments in the country, with a 12 acre research farm that includes a feed mill, hatchery and processing plant; and two commercial houses in addition to the Poultry Science building located on the main campus. More information is available at the department web site at

Starkville is a town of approximately 25,000 located in North Mississippi approximately equidistant between Jackson and Tupelo, Mississippi and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Starkville boasts a number of excellent restaurants, a very active Starkville Area Arts Council and a symphony orchestra. The public schools have an excellent reputation.

Area of Specialization:

Poultry Scientist with Expertise/Interest in Management 

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16,2017 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to develop nationally recognized teaching and research programs in their subject discipline, pursue extramural funds in support of research aims, and publish results in peer-reviewed research journals. In addition to the potential for maintaining an active research program, a strong emphasis will be placed on demonstrated ability to communicate and teach effectively, interact and collaborate with colleagues and to operate as a member of a research team.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates must have a PhD in poultry science or related field with poultry expertise required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferences will be given to candidates with environmental/housing management experience and demonstrated accomplishments in research and grantsmanship.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The ability to provide academic leadership. Commitment to working with and encouraging diversity. Effective interpersonal skills to interact with, engage and inspire students, faculty, staff and others. Effective organization and administrative skills. 

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references.
Position will remain open until filled. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

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.

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