Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 010300 - Ag & Bio Engineering
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Area of Specialization:

Biological/Biomedical Engineering

Department Profile:

The Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering is a comprehensive department with 16 on campus faculty, and several adjunct/affiliate faculty off-campus within research centers and government agencies, engaged in teaching, research, Extension, and/or service programs; most of whom carry joint appointments. The department is co-administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Bagley College of Engineering and offers undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) degrees in three distinct program areas: Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business. Within these distinct degree programs, the department has over 500 undergraduates and more than 30 graduate students. The J. Charles Lee Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building includes more than 6,000 square feet of state-of-the-art instructional and research facilities, and includes separate labs for sterile tissue culture, biomechanical testing, environmental and agricultural simulation or modeling studies, electronic/robotic design fabrication and testing, fiber processing, GPS/GIS, renewable bio-energy, and student computing resources. More information about the department can be found at

Anticipated Appointment Date:

Spring/Summer 2020

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure-track 9-month position

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidates will be expected to teach in the Biomedical Engineering and Biological Engineering curricula, conduct research, and advise undergraduate and graduate students. They must establish a strong record of research, teaching, and service.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Biological or Biomedical Engineering or equivalent in a closely related discipline, as well as excellent verbal and writing skills, are required. Applicant must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly production, and grantsmanship and should have the ability to conduct multi-disciplinary collaborative research.

Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Instructions for Applying:

Qualified applicants must apply online at and attach (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, including a list of three professional references complete with current contact information, (3) statement of past, present and future research, (4) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) official transcripts (any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online). Anticipated appointment date is Spring/Summer 2020, or until a qualified candidate is identified. Screening will begin October 15, 2019.

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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