Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 012100 - School of Human Sciences
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Department Profile:

The School of Human Sciences provides education, research, and outreach programs related to human interaction and relationships, early childhood, child life, youth, adult and family studies, and teaching education in Family and Consumer Sciences and Agricultural Education, Leadership and Communications. In addition, selected School programs focus on commerce, marketing, and using technology for problem solving and designing programs and projects.

Area of Specialization:

Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communication

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2018

Tenure Track Status:

9-month tenure-track position

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful applicant for this position will have an initial 100% teaching appointment. The primary responsibilities will include:
• Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communication
• Advising undergraduate and graduate students
• Developing distance education courses and programs
• Providing leadership for agricultural communications undergraduate program
• Establishing an active and focused outreach/scholarship program, including securing
extramural funding for scholarship/outreach and publishing in respected journals and
other outlets

Minimum Qualifications:

• Doctorate in agricultural education, agricultural and extension education, agricultural
communications, or a related discipline is required.
• Experience and/or knowledge in oral and written communications in the context of
agriculture and life sciences
• Demonstrated interest in and commitment to diversity and to quality teaching in higher
• Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, administrators, and industry professionals
• Exhibited initiative and drive when working with formal and nonformal education groups

Preferred Qualifications:

• Graduate coursework in agricultural communications
• Experience in teaching in either a high school, Extension, or university setting
• Excellent computer/technology skills, including distance education
• Effective teaching and communication skills using written, verbal, and interpersonal
• Success in competitive extramural funding and experience in conducting and publishing
research and scholarly work

Instructions for Applying:

Applicants must include a letter of application including statements of teaching expertise and interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a publication or writing sample, and name, address, telephone number, and email address of three references able to evaluate the candidate’s potential.

Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2018 (subject to Dean approval) and continue until the position is 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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