Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 060300 - Chemical Engineering
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Department Profile:

The Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering is housed in a state-of-the-art building dedicated to Chemical & Petroleum Engineering. The School currently enrolls over 500 undergraduate and graduate students with approximately 450 in undergraduate chemical engineering and 80 in petroleum engineering. Currently 15 members comprise the faculty with three dedicated to delivering the petroleum engineering curriculum and two serving administratively in the Swalm School (as Director) and the Bagley College of Engineering (as Dean).

Area of Specialization:

Chemical Engineering

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16 ,2019

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following examples are illustrations of the various types of duties assigned to this position. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those duties from the position if the work is a logical assignment of the position.

  1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Chemical Engineering.
  2. Responsible for establishing an externally funded research program.
  3. Serve as an academic advisor to graduate and undergraduate students.
  4. Supervise research graduate assistants.
  5. Publish the results of personal and sponsored research in archival journals refereed by his/her peers.
  6. Provide leadership and service for school, college, and university programs.
  7. Provide services to other state agencies and citizens of the State of Mississippi.
  8. Pursue scholarly and professional activities that will keep him/her at the leading edge in their field.

Minimum Qualifications:

B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a related field. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

The School is especially interested in candidates with interest in the area of optoelectronics materials. Applicants with background in modeling photophysical phenomena and/or synthesis and characterization of low band gap organic materials are particularly encouraged to apply.

Instructions for Applying:

Interested parties must apply via the MSU web-based employment system at The application must include a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae that includes a list of references, and a research and teaching statement. Letters of recommendation (minimum 2) may be emailed directly from the writer to

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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