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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 031100 - Biological Sciences
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track faculty position under the supervision of the department head.

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:

Area of Specialization:

Biological Sciences

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2023

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include teaching introductory-level courses in Biology I, Biology II, and Animal Diversity, as well as upper-level courses fitting the applicant’s interest and the department’s need. These assignments may include preparing, coordinating, and supervising lab sections with the support of graduate teaching assistants. The opportunity to teach summer courses for additional pay may be available to meet student demand.

Minimum Qualifications:

M.S. degree in a relevant biological science, instructional experience at the university or community college level, excellent communication and organizational skills, and familiarity with common instructional technologies. Candidates with degrees pending will be considered if the expected completion date is before the position’s start date. Preference will be given to candidates who use evidence-based teaching practices, have instructional design experience, are committed to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment, have taught a variety of courses, have experience coordinating teaching laboratories, and demonstrate excellence in teaching.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, a minimum of one-year instructional experience, and experience coordinating teaching laboratories.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; strong organizational and computer skills.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

All applicants must complete the Personal Data Information Form and attach 1) a cover letter summarizing your teaching interests and readiness for the position (two-page maximum), 2) an up-to-date CV, 3) a statement of your teaching philosophy, contributions to past courses, and teaching effectiveness (three-page maximum), 4) a statement of your contributions and commitment to inclusivity, equity, and diversity (two-page maximum), and 5) contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin on August 16, 2022, 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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