Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 034900 - Geosciences
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position in atmospheric science, with a specialization in weather-related natural hazards and their associated risks, at the rank of assistant professor with an anticipated start date of August 16th, 2023. We seek an energetic and enthusiastic meteorologist whose teaching and research address weather and society, especially as it relates to risk disparity and management and hazard mitigation. We encourage applicants with the capacity to contribute to teaching hazards and risk courses, courses within their area of specialization, and existing courses in the department.

Salary Grade:  UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The Department of Geosciences currently has 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty, seven clinical professors, and four full-time instructors. Within the department, there are four areas of disciplinary emphasis: Geology, Geography, Geospatial Science, and Atmospheric Science, which offer numerous opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration focused on the global climate system. The department is closely aligned with a number of MSU research centers including the Geosystems Research Institute (, the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (, and the Northern Gulf Institute ( Mississippi State University holds the “Very High Research Activity” (R1) designation from the Carnegie Foundation and is ranked in the top 100 for research and development expenditures among all institutions in the National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey. More information about the Mississippi State University Department of Geosciences is available on our website:

Area of Specialization:


Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2023

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Applicants will be expected to conduct scholarly research, develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (2/semester) in their area of expertise, academically advise undergraduate students, and supervise master’s as well as doctoral level graduate students.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in geography, meteorology, or a closely related field at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

(1) evidence of (or the potential for) excellence in research, teaching, and student mentoring; (2) a record of peer-reviewed publications; (3) the capacity to develop and direct an active, externally-funded research program;(4) a commitment to professional service; and (5) a commitment to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Instructions for Applying:

Candidates may apply on-line by submitting a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research statement; teaching statement; statement of commitment to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a list of three references with contact information through the Mississippi State University HRM website:

The position will remain open until filled; however, applications must be received by January 2, 2023 for full consideration.

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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