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Mississippi State University
Posted: 03/23/2023
Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Position Function:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University invites applicants for a tenure-track/tenured position at the rank of Assistant Professor / Associate Professor. Successful candidates will be expected to develop internationally recognized, externally funded, sustainable research programs in the area of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration Technologies and to make significant contributions to the department’s teaching and service responsibilities. Successful candidates may also show a track record in pursuing innovative technology creation research toward economically viable products, and partnerships with industries.

Salary Grade:  UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure for salary ranges.

Department Profile:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of eight academic departments in the Bagley College of Engineering. The Department offers an ABET-accredited undergraduate program in mechanical engineering, as well as graduate studies leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. The Department has approximately 950 undergraduates and 110 graduate students.

Area of Specialization:

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration Technologies (CCUS)

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2023

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. It is expected that the successful candidate will have the desire and ability to teach courses at the undergraduate level as well as courses at the graduate level related to the candidate’s areas of research.
2. Pursue research support including submission of proposals and contact with funding sponsors.
3. The candidate is expected to recruit and mentor graduate students, preferably at the PhD level.
4. The candidate is expected to have a strong collaboration with departmental faculty, perform multidisciplinary research, and develop a funded research program.
5. Successful candidates should be able to publish the results of personal and sponsored research in archival journals refereed by his/her peers. These candidates could also show an ability to protect and publish the innovative products through patents, trademark, copyrights, and other forms of intellectual property.
6. Serve as an active member of the technical community and participate in relevant professional and technical society activities.
7. Provide leadership and service for the Department, College, and University.
8. Pursue scholarly and professional activities that will keep him/her at the leading edge of his/her field.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mechanical or mechatronics engineering, or a closely aligned field. Candidates are expected to have demonstrated the ability to conduct research and/or technology research at the highest level and to have a record of, or the promise for, outstanding teaching and supervision of students.

Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a
comfortable indoor facility.

Instructions for Applying:

Applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and names with complete contact information for at least three professional references. Any social numbers included on requested documents should be redacted prior to submitting online.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable 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.

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