Assistant Research Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month, Time-Limited
Department: 183900 - CVM Pathobiology/Population Med Dep
Location: Harrison County
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University is seeking to hire an Assistant Research Professor in Aquatic Health. The position will be supported by the Mississippi State University Global Center for Aquatic Health and Food Security and will be based in or near Gulfport, Mississippi with periodic trips to Starkville, Mississippi.

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:

Aquatic Health

Anticipated Appointment Date:

October 2023

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a robust, extramurally funded aquatic health research program. In addition, the position will support ongoing marine mammal and sea turtle conservation programs and aquatic health research projects. This involves collaborative research and relationship building with faculty within Mississippi State University as well as external partners including state and federal agencies. This position will contribute to teaching and diagnostic support on an invited basis.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must have a PhD demonstrating expertise in aquatic health. Experience with marine animal health is preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. Applicants must be willing and able to travel within Mississippi and regionally. Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team of scientists is desirable.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Applicant must apply online at Please include cover letter and resume along with names and addresses of at least three references.

Restricted Clause:

Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.

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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