Assistant Professor - Mississippi State University in Mississippi State Mississippi

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762

United States


Detailed Job Description

Assistant Professor

Department of Sustainable Bioproducts,

Forest and Wildlife Research Center/

College of Forest Resources

Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine

Mississippi State University

Particular consideration will be given to candidates with expertise and high potential in fundamental science which may include (1) sawn lumber, structural products, and/or engineered lumber, manufacturing, performance, mechanics, and applications; (2) bioenergy and chemicals; and (3) biology, biotechnology, molecular microbiology, and/or resins, coatings, polymers, adhesion. 

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 material science, polymer science, engineering, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, 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 (1) structural properties of lumber, timber structures, engineered lumber, adhesive technology, or related field; (2) bioenergy, biochemical, and related science; and (3) biology, biotechnology, mycology, molecular microbiology, or related field; build a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program; collaborate within the Department, College, 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 students, assist in programmatic curriculum development, provide internal and external service as appropriate, and other departmental responsibilities as appropriate. 

The applicant must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and will be expected to develop a national reputation in sustainable bioproducts/forest products as well as maintain a focus on adding value to state- and regional-based stakeholders. 

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 , 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 degrees. 

Official transcripts of all degrees will be required from the successful candidate.  Application reviews will begin March 15, 2015.

Mississippi State University is an AA/EOE.

Keyword Phrases

  • wood science
  • biochemical
  • bioenergy
  • adhesives
  • biotechnology
  • engineered lumber
  • molecular microbiology
  • mycology
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter