Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 038400 - Physics & Astronomy
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The position is a nine-month, tenure-track position at the Assistan Professor level. The successful candidate is expected to 1) enhance and broaden the research activities of the medium-energy group and/or other areas of experimental nuclear physics such as nuclear astrophysics, 2) continue the departmental tradition of excellence in sponsored research involving students, in teaching, and in service, and 3) advance the departmental mission of creating an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment.

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 Physics and Astronomy is housed in Hilbun Hall, and offer BS and MS degrees, as well as PhD degrees both in Physics housed under the College of Arts and Sciences and in Engineering with a concentration on Applied Physics housed under the Bagley College of Engineering.

Area of Specialization:

Experimental Nuclear Physics

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2021

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Applicants are expected to 1) initiate and lead an independent research program, 2) establish a well-built record of publications in scientific journals, 3) have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and 4) commit to promote an equitable, diverse and inclusive environments in research, teaching, and service.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have a doctorate in physics or a related field.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

One year of Postdoctoral experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to 1) teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, 2) engage and suppervise students in research projects, 3) initiate and lead an independent research program, prepare, and submit grant/contract proposals to fund projects/graduate students, and promote an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environments in research, teaching, and service endeavors.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Academic teaching and research enviroment.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Applicants must apply online at and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research and grantsmanship plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement on diversity, and the contact information for at least three references. In the application system, the research and grantsmanship plans should be uploaded as "Other Document 1", Statement of teaching phylosopy and experience should be uploaded "Other Document 2", and the statement on diversity should be uploaded as "Other Document 3". Please visit the MSU website for guidelines for a diversity statement. Any inquiries should be sent to Dr. Lamiaa El Fassi (

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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