Associate Professor or Professor and Head

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 038100 - Philosophy & Religion
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Department Profile:

For information about the Department of Philosophy and Religion, please visit

Area of Specialization:

Philosophy and Religion

Anticipated Appointment Date:

July 1, 2019

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is a 12-month administrative appointment with the expectation that the successful candidate will continue to perform scholarly work. The extent of teaching responsibilities is negotiable. The successful applicant must be an accomplished scholar able to lead a growing and dynamic multidisciplinary program with an energetic and productive research and teaching faculty experienced in training high-achieving undergraduate students. The Head must have excellent interpersonal and administrative skills, provide effective and transparent leadership to the department, serve as an effective and collegial liaison between the faculty and administration, and be a strong advocate for the department within and outside the University. This includes working with the College of Arts & Sciences and alumni to attract funds and resources. In providing such leadership, the Head will guide curricular revision and programmatic assessment, guide faculty through the tenure and promotion process, oversee all personnel matters, manage the budget, and sustain and enhance collaborative programs with other campus units.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Religious Studies, or an appropriate related field, previous administrative experience, a distinguished record of research productivity, teaching credentials and evidence of student mentorship; and must also currently hold the rank of full professor or advanced associate professor.

Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and submit

  1. A cover letter describing their interest in the position,
  2. A CV,
  3. Statements of not more than two pages each describing their administrative experience and leadership philosophy, teaching philosophy, research interests, and experiences with diversity, and
  4. Contact information for four professional references.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled. Nominations or questions about the position may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Peter L. Corrigan, (, 662-325-3480).

If unofficial transcripts are attached along with the application materials, applicant should redact any social security numbers prior to upload.

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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