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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 011300 - Animal & Dairy Science
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences is seeking an Instructor for a non-tenure track 9 or 12-month (negotiable upon hire) 100% teaching position. This position my also play a key role in coordinating undergraduate programs, curricula, and advising for the department. The successful candidate will be expected to develop nationally recognized teaching programs, pursue extramural funds in support of teaching and undergraduate experiences, and publish results in peer-reviewed journals. A strong emphasis will be placed on demonstrated ability to communicate and teach effectively, productively interact and collaborate with colleagues as part of a team, and effectively communicate with current and prospective students.

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 Animal and Dairy Sciences Department currently houses approximately 420 undergraduate students, 35 graduate students, and 20 faculty, both on the main campus and at Research and Extension Centers throughout Mississippi. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in Pre-Vet/Science, Pre-Vet Med Tech, Production Management, and Business and Industry. Master of Science, Master of Agriculture, and Ph.D. degrees are offered in Animal and Dairy Sciences through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Department has extension, academic instruction, and research facilities that include dairy, beef, equine, sheep, goats, and swine on the Mississippi State University main campus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

General duties include teaching courses based on needs of the Department, recruiting students, coordinating Departmental advising programs, coordinating various student activities as needed, managing curriculum updates, and reviewing degree requirements. The incumbent will also work closely with the Admissions Coordinators of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to develop recruitment programs and will serve on various committees at Departmental, College, and University-levels.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include an earned M.S. in Animal Sciences or a closely related field with focus on an animal science discipline which complements expertise already in the Department.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching, advising, and student recruitment experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Applicant must have excellent written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate will excel in conflict prevention and resolution, creative and strategic thinking, people skills, strong commitment to student development and success, emotional intelligence, mentoring and advising experience, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and interest in professional development.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

All applicants MUST apply online at and attach a cover letter that outlines teaching, and recruitment and retention goals, current curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for at least three professional references. Any inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Jamie Larson: Review of applications will begin June 1, 2021. Anticipated date of appointment is August 16, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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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