Professor and Head (Internal to the College of Arts & Sciences)

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 034300 - Classical & Modern Languages & Lit
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Position Function:

The Department of Classical & Modern Languages and Literatures seeks an accomplished scholar to lead a dynamic program, with an energetic and productive research and teaching faculty experienced in training high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students.

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 Classical & Modern Languages and Literatures at Mississippi State University offers a BA in Foreign Languages with concentrations in Classics, French, German, and Spanish; an International Business Program (a joint BA in Foreign Languages and Business Administration); an Asian studies track; and, offers an MA in Foreign Languages, with areas of study in French, German, and Spanish. Other languages offered are Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Russian; and, the Department has several study abroad program options for students. Faculty have affiliations with the Shackouls Honors College, the Institute for Humanities, and Gender Studies. More information on the department is available at

Area of Specialization:

Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures

Anticipated Appointment Date:

July 1, 2023

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

In cooperation with the department's 15 tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as dedicated cohorts of instructors and lecturers, the Head should be able to articulate a unifying vision for scholarship, teaching, and professional service. In providing such leadership, the Head will guide curricular revision and programmatic assessment; guide faculty through the tenure and promotion process; oversee all personnel matters; manage the budget; serve as a liaison between faculty and administration; and sustain and enhance collaborative programs with other campus units. The teaching assignment is negotiable.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should have a terminal degree in Classics, Modern Languages and Literature, Comparative Languages, or an appropriate and related humanities field; and, a distinguished publication record appropriate for appointment at the rank of professor with tenure.
Documented experience in departmental or college leadership positions is required.

This position is only open to current members of the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi State University.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, all applicants must apply online at and submit a letter of interest describing administrative experience and philosophy, CV, and names of three references with contact information to MSU Human Resources:

Nominations and questions should be directed to Dr. Brian Shoup, chair of the search committee ( Review of applications will begin Nov. 1 and continue 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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