Assistant/Associate Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 182000 - Department of Comparative Bio Scien
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, is seeking applications for a Tenure Track position in Infectious Diseases and Computational Biology.

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.

Area of Specialization:

Infectious Diseases and Computational Biology

Anticipated Appointment Date:

May 1, 2021

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, independent, and externally funded research program with broad focus on computational approaches to study infectious diseases, and host/pathogen interactions. We are particularly interested in applicants using computational methods with large-scale data to investigate infectious disease epidemiology, study mechanisms of virulence, translational approaches to disease diagnostic and biomarker test development, and new drug target identification and vaccine development. Responsibilities will include didactic and laboratory teaching in the professional curriculum and/or graduate student program. Although clinical or diagnostic service is not a requirement of the position, it may be considered. The division of duties will be at levels consistent with the candidate’s strengths and interests.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a PhD with emphasis in computational biology, bioinformatics, or other related field and a DVM or equivalent degree with relevant, highly productive, infectious disease research experience. Commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and integrated team science are required. Priority will be given to applicants with advanced training in machine learning, statistical learning techniques, or epidemiology.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Applicants must apply online. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts(with SSN redacted), and names of three references to Dr. Robert Wills, Head, Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Box 6100, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762-9825. Queries regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Wills by email

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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