Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 038400 - Physics & Astronomy
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Department Profile:

The Department of Physics offers BS, MS PhD degrees. The Department has a high service load for other majors both within the College of Arts & Sciences and other colleges.

Area of Specialization:

Experimental Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2018

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Teaches undergraduate and graduate physics courses.
2. Conducts sponsored and non-sponsored research in experimental atomic/molecular/optical/plasma physics, publishes research findings in refereed journals, prepares grant/contract proposals to fund research projects/graduate students.
3. Accepts and directs graduate students in research projects leading to MS and PhD degrees.
4. Performs service activities such as colloquium coordinator, laboratory supervisor, library representative, member of various university, college and departmental committees. Such responsibilities will be assigned by the Department Head or a designated representative. Committee assignments are often elective.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in physics or a related discipline. Perform research in the area of experimental atomic/molecular/optical/plasma physics.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Post-doctoral research experience and teaching experience at the undergraduate level are both desirable. Member of Phi Beta Kappa desired, but not required. The research area must be in experimental atomic/molecular/optical/plasma physics.

Instructions for Applying:

Applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. In addition, nominations for (or communication about) this position should be emailed to Ms. Susan Galloway at The search committee will begin the screening process November 1, 2017.

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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