Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 040900 - Finance & Economics
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Tenure-track faculty position in Economics at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 16, 2021. Position has teaching, research, and service responsibilities. Expected research activity must result in publications with nationally recognized and refereed journals and should support the mission of the Department of Finance and Economics and the College of Business.

Salary Grade:  UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The Department of Finance and Economics supports the missions of the College of Business and Mississippi State University by integrating the fields of Economics and Finance in order to (1) prepare and mentor students for successful academic and professional careers; (2) engage in high-quality scholarly activity which advances knowledge and supports the economic development of Mississippi; (3) recruit, develop, and retain nationally-recognized faculty; and (4) serve the university, state, region, and nation. The department is responsible for instruction leading to Bachelor of Business Administration degrees (B.B.A.) with majors in Business Economics and Finance, as well as, the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Economics for the College of Arts and Sciences. The department also sponsors minors in Business Economics, Finance, Risk Management and Insurance, and Real Estate Finance. Graduate program offered by the department include the Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Finance.

Area of Specialization:


Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2021

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching responsibilities include both undergraduate and graduate courses in Economics and applied areas of expertise with the standard course load as two courses per semester. All fields of specialization in Economics will be considered. Expected research activity must result in publications within nationally recognized and refereed journals. Other responsibilities include routine departmental, college, and university service functions.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Ph.D. in Economics is required.
2. All applicants must demonstrate teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
3. Past success or potential to publish in high-quality peer reviewed journals
4. Effective written and oral communication skills.
5. ABD candidates will be considered, but must be able to give strong assurance of completing the Ph.D. prior to August 2021.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

1. Preference will be given to applicants with fields in applied microeconomics.
2. Preference will be given to applicants with the ability to teach doctoral-level courses, participate actively on doctoral dissertation committees, and perform other duties for tenure-track faculty in a research-oriented department.
3. The successful candidate will be expected to regularly teach principles level classes in an auditorium setting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Commitment to high quality teaching and research;
2. Strong communication skills including writing and public speaking;
3. Ability to work effectively with students in a classroom environment;
4. Ability to supervise graduate student research projects and dissertations;
5. Willingness to serve on the Department, College, and University committees; and,
6. Intra personal skills necessary to work effectively with students and colleagues in a multidisciplinary department.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Classroom setting ranges from 75 - 400 student seating capacity with assigned office hours for student conferences and consultations along with departmental, college, and university service functions.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Applicants must apply online at Job # 500699. In addition, the online application process requires a cover letter, curriculum vitae with names and contact information for at least three references, and research sample/teaching evaluations (submit as other document). Three letters of reference must be sent through the JOE network or mailed to the following address:

Economics Search Committee (Job# 500699)
Department of Finance and Economics
Mississippi State University
Post Office Box 9580
Mississippi State, MS 39762-9580

Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2020 or until position is filled. Please note that electronic applications via e-mail and paper applications through the mail will not be considered.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable 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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