Assistant Professor

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

The Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering (ABE) at Mississippi State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure track, 9-month, assistant professor position in biomedical and/or biosystems engineering. Applicants should be clearly committed to excellence in teaching and be able to articulate a prospective research program that has promise for sustainable external funding and national recognition. Candidates with experience and expertise in all areas of biomedical and/or biosystems engineering will be considered, but strength in sensors for disease detection and diagnosis is particularly desirable.

Salary Grade:  UC

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Department Profile:

ABE has 18 on-campus faculty members engaged in teaching, research, and extension, as well as several other faculty members at MSU-affiliated research centers and adjuncts employed elsewhere. The department is co-administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Bagley College of Engineering, and it offers undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) degrees in three distinct program areas: Biomedical Engineering and Biosystems Engineering, which are both accredited by ABET, and Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business. Within these programs, the department has over 400 undergraduates and 40 graduate students. The J. Charles Lee Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building includes more than 6,000 square feet of state-of-the-art instructional and research facilities, and it includes separate labs for sterile tissue culture, biomechanical testing, environmental and agricultural simulation or modeling studies, electronic/robotic design fabrication and testing, GPS/GIS, renewable bioenergy, and student computing resources. More information about ABE can be found at

MSU, a Carnegie Foundation R1-Very High Research Activity Doctoral University, is a comprehensive public institution with more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students and nearly 1,500 fulltime faculty members. Representative of the American land-grant tradition yet distinctive in character and spirit, MSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. MSU’s researchers are assisted by a supportive research administration to place MSU among the top 100 universities in the nation in research and development in the sciences and engineering. A member of the Southeastern Conference, MSU is a major athletic competitor on the national stage, having won the NCAA baseball national championship in 2021. The university is located in Starkville, Mississippi, a historic city with a population of about 25,000, roughly 2 hours by car from Memphis, Birmingham, and Jackson and roughly 4 hours from New Orleans, Atlanta, and Nashville. Starkville is a vibrant college town with several signature weekend events highlighting arts, culture, and sports. Its location opens doors to adventures and relaxation in natural settings. Like the state of Mississippi, Starkville is also known for its southern hospitality, welcomes all people and embraces diversity. Websites for the Chamber of Commerce ( and city schools ( are good sources of additional information.

Area of Specialization:

Biomedical and/or Biosystems Engineering

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2024. 

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidates will be expected to teach in the Biomedical Engineering and Biosystems Engineering 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 Biomedical or Biosystems Engineering or 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):


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in sensors for disease detection and diagnosis.

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) official transcripts (any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online). Anticipated appointment date is August 2024, or as soon as the most qualified candidate is identified. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 1, 2024.

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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