Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 038500 - Political Science and Public Adm
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Department Profile:

18 member department offers the BA and MA degrees in political science, a NASPAA-accredited MPPA degree, and a PhD in public policy and administration.

Area of Specialization:

International Relations

Anticipated Start Date:

August 16, 2018

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The assistant professor will be responsible for teaching classes in Political Science and conducting research in his/her area of specialization; performing such services as necessary to enhance the activities of the department, the college, and the university. The teaching load will be a standard two courses per semester (2/2) with other responsibilities including department, college, and university service functions as well as working with doctoral candidates which will include performing such services as necessary to enhance the activities of the department, the college, and the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in political science with emphasis in International Relations and Security Studies. ABD status will be considered but must possess a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The successful candidate should possess the ability to work effectively with students and colleagues in a multidisciplinary department where access and diversity are important values.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. In addition, please send three letters of recommendation to Ms. Quintara Miller, Public Administration and Public Policy Search, Mississippi State University; P.O. Box PC; Mississippi State, MS 39762.

Note: Official transcripts will be required upon employment.

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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