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.
About the Department:
The Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering is a comprehensive department with 16 on campus faculty, and several adjunct/affiliate faculty off-campus within research centers and government agencies, engaged in teaching, research, Extension, and/or service programs; most of whom carry joint appointments. The department is co-administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Bagley College of Engineering and offers undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) degrees in three distinct program areas: Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business. Within these distinct degree programs, the department has over 500 undergraduates and more than 30 graduate students. The J. Charles Lee Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building includes more than 6,000 square feet of state-of-the-art instructional and research facilities, and includes separate labs for sterile tissue culture, biomechanical testing, environmental and agricultural simulation or modeling studies, electronic/robotic design fabrication and testing, fiber processing, GPS/GIS, renewable bio-energy, and student computing resources. More information about the department can be found at http://www.abe.msstate.edu/.
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.
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:
Qualified applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, including a list of three professional references complete with current contact information, (3) statement of past, present and future research, (4) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) official transcripts (any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online). Anticipated appointment date is Spring/Summer 2020, or until a qualified candidate is identified. Screening will begin October 15, 2019.
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by 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.
About Mississippi State University
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.
Starkville holds the title of Mississippi’s college town and is an excellent mix of town and gown. It boasts a vibrant business community, attractive and safe neighborhoods, good public and private schools, concerts, and plays. Starkville is a great place to raise a family due to its low cost of living and diverse blends of races, ethnicities, and cultures. There are major metropolitan areas within a couple hours’ drive and a regional airport only 25 minutes away. There are also abundant opportunities to watch nationally competitive MSU sports teams at world-class venues.