Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month, Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 080500 - FWRC-Sustainable Bioproducts
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Department Profile:

One of three departments in the College of Forest Resources, the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts activities include undergraduate/graduate instructions, research and service programs in natural resources.

Area of Specialization:


Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2019

Tenure Track Status:

9- or 12-month tenure-track position

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Particular emphasis will be placed on advising M.S. and Ph.D.-level graduate students; securing extramural programmatic funding, and publishing scholarly works.
Incumbent will be expected to provide professional service within the university and with external stakeholders such as scientific organizations, professional associations, manufacturing entities, trade organizations, etc.
Active collaborations within the department, college, and university as well as with external stakeholders such as industry, other universities, government and nongovernmental organizations, etc. to advance the tripartite land-grant mission are expected.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this tenure-track full-time 9- or 12- month appointment must possess a Ph.D. at the time of appointment from an accredited institution of higher learning in either Wood Science / Forest- Bio-Products or an allied scientific discipline such as engineering, biology, microbiology, marketing, business, or other as appropriate.

The applicant must demonstrate strong communication skills and will be expected to develop a national reputation in sustainable bioproducts as well as maintain a focus on adding value to state- and regional based stakeholders.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):

ABDs (all but dissertation) will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years of experience is preferred in forest products/sustainable bioproducts or a related field with respect to proposing; securing extramural funding; conducting, producing, and publishing applied and basic research results.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Incumbent should be adept with current forms of computer applications related to research, teaching, and service activities.

Instructions for Applying:

Applicants must apply online at by attaching the following as a PDF: cover letter, research plan, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts of all degrees, and the complete contact information for at least two professionals who can provide letters of reference. Applicant should redact their social security number if it appears on their academic transcript prior to submitting it online. Incomplete applications will be ineligible. Initial screening will begin in January 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Skype/video conference Interviews may be requested.

NOTE: Official transcripts of all degrees 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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