The successful candidate for this position will have an earned Ph.D.
in geosciences or a related field, with academic achievements
consistent with appointment as a full professor with tenure.
Applicants should have a high record of research productivity,
teaching credentials, student mentorship, and external funding.
Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills and a vision for
advancing an interdisciplinary department of geosciences are
expected from the successful candidate. Preferred qualifications
knowledge of, or experience with distance learning course delivery
as well as research interests that will strengthen, build, or bridge
existing programs in Geosciences.
The Department of
Geosciences currently has 16 tenure-track faculty members and 8
instructors. The department offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in
Geosciences and a Ph.D. degree in Earth and Atmospheric Science
within five areas of emphasis: Environmental Geosciences, Geography,
Geology, Geospatial Sciences, and Meteorology. In addition to the
on-campus programs, our distance learning programs enroll more than
500 undergraduate and graduate students. Further information about
the Department of Geosciences can be found at
Interested candidates should submit a Personal Data Information Form
(PARF # 7727) online at
https://www.jobs.msstate.edu/ along with a cover letter
describing their interest in the position, their CV,
statements of not more than two pages each describing their
leadership philosophy, teaching philosophy, and research interests,
and contact information for five (5) references. For further
this position, please contact Michael Galaty, Search Committee Chair
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due March 1, 2014;
however, review of files will begin immediately. MSU is a public,
land-grant institution and is classified as a “very high research
activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation. Mississippi State
University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and
encourages applications from minority and female candidates.
Michael L. Galaty,
Search Committee Chair
Professor and Department Head Anthropology and Middle Eastern
Mississippi State University
P.O. Box AR
Mississippi State, MS 39762