Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 080100 - FWRC - Forestry
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Department Profile:

The Department of Forestry is one of three departments in the College of Forest Resources and the Mississippi State University’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center. Departmental activities include undergraduate and graduate instruction, research, and extension programs in forestry and natural resources. The Department has excellent facilities in Thompson Hall on the campus of Mississippi State University. The Measurements and Spatial Technologies Laboratory is devoted to measurements, biometrics, and geospatial research in natural resources. It houses a dual server for large data storage and PC workstations with a variety of GIS, image analysis, and statistical software. The MSU John W. Starr Memorial Forest, an 8,244-acre research and teaching forest, and the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge and Tombigbee National Forest are near the university and are used for teaching and research activities.

Mississippi State University is a Carnegie High Research Activity institution and a land grant university which includes the Mississippi State University Extension Service. The university is located in Starkville, a beautiful college town in northeast Mississippi (

Area of Specialization:

Natural Resource Measurements, Biometrics, and/or Modeling 

Anticipated Appointment:

January 1, 2018 

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure-Track position

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include participation in the Department’s teaching, research, and service activities. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in Forestry or a closely-related field is required. Demonstrated training/experience in field and quantitative forest measurements, biometrics, natural resource assessment, and/or geospatial modeling is also required.

Salary and rank are negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Screening of applicants will begin September 15, 2017 and will continue until a suitable applicant is found.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):

ABDs will be considered. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Record of scholarly publication, demonstrated experience in, or potential for, securing extramural funding, and experience in teaching in the above-listed fields at the university level. All but dissertation (ABD) applicants will be considered. 

Instructions for Applying:

Applications must be made through the Mississippi State University Employment opportunities website via the link

Applicants should also send (in a single pdf) a cover letter, curriculum vita, copies of transcripts (for all degrees), a brief statement of research and teaching interests, and complete contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. Heather Alexander (
Chair, Natural Resource Measurements, Biometrics, and/or Modeling Search Committee
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762-9681

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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