Assistant Professor

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

Department Profile:

This is a joint appointment with African American Studies and the Department of Sociology. Tenure will reside in the Department of Sociology but half of the teaching responsibilities will be in African American Studies (teaching Introduction to African American Studies). We seek candidates whose research and teaching focuses on race and ethnicity with particular emphasis on African Americans
The Department of Sociology has more than 400 undergraduate majors and 40 sociology graduate students with strong ties to the 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.
The African American Studies program is an interdisciplinary program with faculty working in the humanities and social sciences.

Area of Specialization:

African American Studies & Sociology

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2020

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Scholarship: publish artides, monographs and books in the area of specialty.
  2. Scholarly Service: participate in professional meetings by giving papers, presiding at session, and serving as a discussant.
  3. Professional Engagement: promote the development of African American Studies and allied discipline locally and nationally by reviewing books for professional journals, serving on committees and boards of professional organizations, and serving as consultant for·local and national groups and agencies as the need or occasion arises.
  4. Teaching: provide instruction in undergraduate and graduate classes; serve on graduate examination; develop courses committees. Direct senior thesis as requested by students or director or department head.
  5. Advising: serve as undergraduate advisor and mentor to graduate students. Direct master's thesis and doctoral dissertations as appropriate.
  6. University Service: be available to serve African American Studies and the tenure department, as:well as the college on:various committees.
  7. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the University.
  8. Have a dear ·research agenda and demonstrate a vigorous commitment to research.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of the Ph.D. in Sociology by time of hire is required.

Present evidence of successful teaching and publication agenda in the subject area Is required. Mississippi State University is a Ph.D. granting Institution; therefore, an active record of scholarship is essential for promotion and tenure.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated evidence of a commitment to African American Studies and the ability to teach existing courses and develop new ones. Interdisciplinary training or experience by teaching or service in national organizations.

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). Materials can also be sent to:

Mississippi State University
Department of Sociology
AAS-Sociology Position
P.O. Box C
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the chair of the search committee.

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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