Assistant Teaching Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 038804 - A & S/Gender Studies
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Position Function:

Vacancy for an Assistant Teaching Professor at Mississippi State University on the Starkville Campus. The Gender Studies Program invites applicants for a non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor position in the humanities beginning Fall 2024. The candidate must have knowledge of gender studies and will be expected to enhance the teaching mission of the program’s undergraduate minors in gender studies and social justice studies, as well as the graduate certificate in gender studies through development and rigor of on-campus courses and distance courses.

Salary Grade:  UC

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

Department Profile:

The Gender Studies Program at MSU offers both an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate, as well as a minor in Social Justice Studies, a thriving lecture and programming series, and more than 20 faculty affiliates across four colleges. For more information, please visit

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2024

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and responsibilities: MSU offers undergraduate minors in gender studies and social justice studies, as well a graduate certificate in gender studies. Primary responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses depending on the needs of the program, performing service activities, and serving on various program, college, and university committees. A course load of 4/4 is standard with the opportunity for course releases for additional service.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Sexuality Studies, Communication, History, English, Religion, Philosophy or a closely related field in the humanities with demonstrated emphases in gender, sexuality, and/or women's studies. ABD's will be considered if the degree will be completed by August 15, 2024.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience with instruction and course development. Previous experience with both lower-level and upper-level gender studies courses. Previous experience with both online and in-person courses. Interest in undergraduate advising, course scheduling, and undergraduate curriculum.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Candidates should be a dynamic educator with teaching experience preferred. Candidate should have interest in undergraduate curriculum and course scheduling.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (syllabi, sample assignments or exams, and other materials demonstrating teaching experience and skill) and the complete contact information for at least 3 references. Inquiries should be directed to the Program Director and Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kimberly Kelly, Review of applications begins March 24, 2024, though applications will be accepted and reviewed 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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