Assistant or Associate Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 010300 - Ag & Bio Engineering
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Mississippi State University invites applications for a tenure track, 9-month, assistant or associate professor position in the area of agricultural and biosystems engineering. Candidates with strengths in sensing, analytics, and/or robotics, particularly with a view to autonomous systems for precision agriculture, are preferred. Applicants should be committed to excellence in teaching and be able to articulate a prospective research program that has promise for sustainable external funding and national recognition. Women, minorities and other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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 Agricultural & Biological Engineering has 18 on-campus faculty and several affiliate and adjunct faculty off-campus within research centers and other organizations who are engaged in teaching, research, and extension. The department is co-administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Bagley College of Engineering and offers undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) degrees in three distinct program areas: Biosystems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business. Focused on agriculture, natural resources, and medicine, our collegial group of professors strives to lead in making the world a better place through engineering and technology for human well-being. Within our three academic programs, the department has over 400 undergraduate students and about 40 graduate students. The J. Charles Lee Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building, which opened in 2008, includes state-of-the-art instructional and research facilities including labs for mechatronic design, fabrication, and testing; precision agriculture; and environmental and agricultural simulation or modeling studies. More information about the department can be found at

Area of Specialization:

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Anticipated Appointment Date:

January 1, 2023. 

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidates will be expected to teach in the Biosystems Engineering (BE) and Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business (AETB) curricula, conduct research, and advise undergraduate and graduate students. They must establish a strong record of research, teaching, and service.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Agricultural, Biosystems, or Biological Engineering or equivalent in a closely related discipline, as well as excellent verbal and writing skills, are required. Applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly production, and grantsmanship and should have the ability to conduct multi-disciplinary collaborative research.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Qualified applicants must apply online at and attach (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, including a list of three professional references complete with current contact information, (3) statement of past, present and future research, including commonly employed technologies, equipment and funding sources (4) statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) transcripts (any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online). Anticipated appointment date is January 2023, or as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. Screening will begin October 3, 2022.

Screening Date:

October 3, 2022 until 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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