Position Function: The Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Mississippi State University invites applications for a faculty position (assistant or associate professor) in the area of biological/agricultural engineering. The position will be approximately 50% teaching and 50% research with a tenure track, 9-month appointment. Applicants should have a commitment to excellence in teaching and to making significant contributions in research. Senior applicants should have an established track record of research, teaching, and external funding. Junior applicants should articulate a research program that has promise for external funding, sustainability, and national recognition. The search is open to candidates whose research aims to generate new knowledge at the interface of engineering and biology. The ideal candidate will have research experience and interest in bioprocess engineering, nanobiotechnology, drug delivery, food engineering and safety, biomaterials, biomimetics, biosensors/ bioinstrumentation, precision agriculture or computational modeling of biological systems. Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate the potential for collaboration with faculty from Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, or the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. Women, minorities and under-represented groups are highly encouraged to apply.
Mississippi State holds the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s designation as a Doctoral/Extensive institution. Representative of the American land-grant tradition and distinctive in its own character and spirit, it is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees. A body of energetic researchers, both faculty and other, are assisted by an effective research administration to place Mississippi State among the top 100 universities in the nation in research and development in the sciences and engineering.
Essential duties and responsibilities: Candidates will be expected to teach in the Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business, Biological Engineering and/or Biomedical Engineering curricula, conduct research, and advise undergraduate and graduate students. They must establish a strong record of research, teaching, and service.
Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Biological Engineering or equivalent in a closely related discipline, as well as excellent verbal and writing skills, are required. Applicant must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly production, and grantsmanship and should have the ability to conduct multi-disciplinary collaborative research. Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Instructions for applying: All applicants must apply online and attached the following to the application:
1) Cover Letter
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4) Research Summary
5) Official transcripts (any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online)
Send 3 Letters of Reference to the committee chair, Dr. Steve Elder, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 1 and will continue accepting applications until the position has been filled.