Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociology beginning August 16, 2017.  We seek candidates who conduct research in, and are committed to teaching about, rural sociology.  Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching complements our existing areas of concentration and research expertise.

The department has more than 400 undergraduate majors and 40 sociology graduate students with strong ties to the African American Studies Program, Gender Studies Program, the Social Science Research Center, the National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center, and the Southern Rural Development Center. Programs offered include BA, BSW, MS, and Ph.D. in Sociology.

All applicants must apply online at (PARF # 492843) and attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter (which should describe research and teaching interests and any supporting materials that demonstrate research, teaching and/or service achievements).

Materials can also be sent to: Chair, Search Committee, Mississippi State University, Department of Sociology, P.O. Box C, Mississippi State, MS 39762.  Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Chair of the Search Committee. Review of applications begins October 15, 2016, though applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

The largest university in the state, Mississippi State University is a public, land grant university of approximately 20,000 students classified as Doctoral/Research Extensive by the Carnegie Foundation.

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.