Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 038500 - Political Science and Public Adm
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Position Function:

The assistant professor reports to the Head of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. The assistant professor is responsible for teaching in Political Science with a specialization in Comparative Politics with a focus on the developing world.

Salary Grade:  UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

18 member department offers the BA and MA degrees in political science, a NASPAA-accredited MPPA degree, and a PhD in public policy and administration.

Area of Specialization:

Comparative Politics

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2023

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The assistant professor will be responsible for teaching classes in Political Science and conducting research in his/her area of specialization; performing such services as necessary to enhance the activities of the department, the college, and the university. The teaching load will be a standard two courses per semester (2/2) with other responsibilities including department, college, and university service functions as well as working with doctoral candidates which will include performing such services as necessary to enhance the activities of the department, the college, and the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in political science with emphasis in Comparative Politics with a focus on the developing worlds. ABD status will be considered but must possess a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The successful candidate should possess the ability to work effectively with students and colleagues in a multidisciplinary department where access and diversity are important values.

Instructions for Applying:
All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. In addition, please send three letters of recommendation to Ms. Quintara Miller, Political Science Search, Mississippi State University; P.O. Box PC; Mississippi State, MS 39762. Application review will begin on March 10, 2023 and the search will remain open until filled.

Note: Official transcripts will be required upon employment.

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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