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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 011900 - Biochem,MolBio,Entmology&Plant Path
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Department Profile:

The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology & Plant Pathology is a comprehensive department with an academic, research and service mission. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the College of Agriculture and Life Science, and currently advises approximately 400 undergraduates and 60 graduate students. 

Area of Specialization:

Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2017 

Tenure Track Status:

Non-tenure track 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to instruction of independent classes, the Instructor will assist/co-instruct several laboratory courses in biochemistry and molecular biology. Specific duties for these courses will include shared instructional duties and primary responsibility for laboratory setup and laboratory material preparation. Responsibility for teaching at least one additional undergraduate course each semester as directed by the department head. Development of new courses for distance education in consultation with the department head and faculty. Primary responsibility for advisement of freshman/sophomore Biochemistry majors in pre-professional concentrations.

Minimum Qualifications:

 Ph.D. in relevant biological discipline with major course work and laboratory experience in Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS)

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in teaching laboratory skills in biochemistry and molecular biology at the undergraduate level, and the desire to innovate in the delivery of these skills to students. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in teaching and an interest in the pedagogy of teaching laboratory-intensive undergraduate life sciences curricula. Applicants should possess a strong sense of personal initiative and a willingness to explore new approaches to interdisciplinary, collaborative education. Applications from women and members of groups that are under-represented in STEM disciplines are strongly encouraged.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the complete contact information for at least three professional references and current dated unofficial transcript. An official transcript will be required if selected for an interview.

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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