Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 038900 - Sociology
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Position Function:

Mississippi State University is currently seeking applications for a vacancy for an Assistant Professor in Sociology.

Salary Grade:  UC

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

Department Profile:

The department has more than 400 undergraduate majors and 40 sociology graduate students with strong ties to the African American Studies Program, Gender Studies Program, the Social Science Research Center, the National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center, and the Southern Rural Development Center. Programs offered include BA, BSW, MS, and a Ph.D. in Sociology.

Area of Specialization:

Community, Environment, Health, Inequality

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2023

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure-Track Position

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Active participation in the teaching, research and services responsibilities of the department. Teach introductory, advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. Participate in departmental activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Sociology by time of hire is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

The primary area of research will be in community, environment, health, or inequality. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on one of these content areas and can teach quantitative methods at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter (which should describe research and teaching interests and any supporting materials that demonstrate research, teaching and/or service achievements). Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Department via email at Review of applications begins October 15, 2022, though applications will be accepted and reviewed 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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