Assistant Professor - Mississippi State University in Mississippi State Mississippi

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Assistant Professor

Position Announcement

Department of Forest Products,

Forest and Wildlife Research Center/

College of Forest Resources

Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine

Mississippi State University


The Forest and Wildlife Research Center/College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University is seeking to fill a 9- or 12-month, Tenure-track, fulltime, Assistant Professor Position with research, teaching and service responsibilities in the area of Sustainable Bioproducts, within the Department of Forest Products.  Particular consideration will be given to candidates with expertise and high potential in fundamental aspects of biotechnology, nanotechnology, engineered composites, chemistry, or similar. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher learning in either wood science/forest products/sustainable bioproducts or an allied scientific discipline such as engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, or other as appropriate.  Experience is preferred in forest products/sustainable bioproducts or a related field with respect to proposing; securing extramural funding; conducting, producing, and publishing applied and basic research results.  Primary responsibilities include:  develop and conduct a program of research in forest products/sustainable bioproducts with an emphasis on research and development in nanotechnology, biotechnology, engineering, wood chemistry and durability, life cycle analysis, or related field; build a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program; collaborate within the Forest Products Department, College of Forest Resources and university as well as with external stakeholders such as industry, other universities, government and nongovernmental organizations; teach undergraduate and graduate courses as appropriate, advise undergraduate and graduate students, assist in programmatic student advising, curriculum development, and other departmental responsibilities as appropriate.  The applicant must demonstrate strong communication skills and will be expected to develop a national reputation in sustainable bioproducts as well as maintain a focus on adding value to state- and regional-based stakeholders; namely those related to timber conversion.  MSU is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Application Process:

All applicants must apply on line at  Must complete the Personal Data Information Form, and will be required to submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of professional recommendation, and transcripts of all college work. 

Official transcripts will be required from the successful candidate.  Application reviews will begin October 1, 2013.

Mississippi State University is an AA/EOE.


Keyword Phrases

  • Sustainable Bioproducts
  • Teaching and Advising
  • Forest Products
  • Research
  • Nanotechnology
  • Wood Science
  • Wood Chemistry
  • Biotechnology
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter