Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 051100 - Educational Leadership
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Minimum Salary:

Assistant Professor (F0001 - UC)/ Associate Professor (F0017 - UC)

Department Profile:

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Area of Specialization:

Higher Education/Student Affairs

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2020

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-teaching a 3-2 course load over a 9 month contract (with the option of summer teaching, when available);
-advancing a research agenda with the potential for conference presentations, scholarly publications, and external funding; serving on doctoral dissertation committees;
-advising master’s and doctoral students;
-actively engaging in professional activities related to higher education research and practice at institutional, regional, national, and international levels;
-collaborating with campus stakeholders to create robust learning opportunities for linking theory and practice; and
-contribute positively to the welfare and enhancement of the university and the State of Mississippi through educational outreach efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:

Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
-Doctoral degree reflecting scholarly inquiry specific to colleges and universities, university stakeholders, or higher education policy (ABD’s with a clear timeline for completion by Fall 2020 may be considered);
-Knowledge of scholarship and empirical research related to studies of higher education and/or student affairs;
-Openness to engaging varied instructional methods in the classroom (e.g., face-to-face, experiential, online, hybrid);
-A sustainable research agenda that addresses contemporary topics specific to higher education and/or student affairs scholarship with the potential for publications in professional journals, presentations at national/international conferences, and/or opportunities for external funding;
-The skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to serve on doctoral dissertation committees;
-Potential to fulfill the research, teaching, and service requirements for tenure and promotion as outlined in Mississippi State University’s Tenure and Promotion Guidelines;
-A desire to engage with a small, but dynamic, departmental team invested in the university’s mission of advancing access and opportunity for the state of Mississippi’s diverse population as well as student success on behalf of college students, broadly.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):

Yes, for Assistant Professor ONLY

Preferred Qualifications:

-3-5 years professional experience working in higher education settings as an administrator, instructor, policymaker, or in other relevant leadership contexts;
-Scholarly interests in two or more of the following areas: student success; student development theory; diversity, inclusion, and social justice; assessment and evaluation; public policy; quantitative research methodologies; instruction and curriculum; organizational theory
-Academic and applied expertise in at least one research methodology;
-Understand the philosophical differences between practitioner preparation master’s programs in Student Affairs and research-focused doctoral programs in Higher Education and demonstrate flexibility required to teach courses in either area;
-Evidence of publications, research grants, and/or scholarly presentations related to higher education and/or student affairs;
-Successful teaching experience in a higher education and/or student affairs program;
-Active engagement in professional and scholarly organizations such as ASHE, AERA, ACPA, and/or NASPA.

Instructions for Applying:

Please submit a cover letter, current CV, writing sample, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Mississippi State University’s Office of Human Resources website at
Applicants desiring the rank of Associate Professor upon hire must specify this request in their cover letter and verify their rank of Associate or Full Professor at a previous institution. Finalists being considered for the rank of Associate may be asked to advance additional evidence of scholarly research, teaching, and service activities at a later time to the department’s Tenure and Promotion committee for further consideration. University Tenure and Promotion Guidelines are available at

Please address inquiries related to the position vacancies or the faculty search process to: Dr. Danielle K. Molina, Search Committee Chair and Associate Professor of Student Affairs & Higher Education, at or 662-326-9324.

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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