Assistant Professor

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
To event remaining 29 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Mississippi State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
355 Lee Blvd
Mississippi State
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

<p>The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental nuclear physics at Mississippi State University (MSU) starting August 16, 2021. Applicants who will enhance and broaden the research activities of the medium-energy group are encouraged to apply. However, exceptional applicants in other areas of experimental nuclear physics such as nuclear astrophysics will also be considered. The medium-energy group at MSU is currently involved in experiments at Jefferson Lab and Fermilab, and has plans for the forthcoming Electron-Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory. We also have groups leading research in theoretical nuclear physics and a low-energy nuclear physics group conducting experiments at LANL and several University-based laboratories while also planning to be involved in research at FRIB.</p>

<p>The position is a nine-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have a doctorate in physics or a related field, an established record of publications in scientific journals, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and will be expected to initiate and lead an independent research program. A commitment to promotion of equitable, diverse and inclusive environments in research, teaching and/or service will be considered favorably.</p>

<p>MSU is a land-grant university with an enrollment of about 21,000 students. The department offers BS, MS, and Ph.D degrees. Applicants are expected to continue the departmental tradition of excellence in sponsored research involving students, in teaching, and in service. Local resources include the High Performance Computing Collaboratory, the Institute of Imaging and Analytical Technologies, and the Institute for Clean Energy Technology.</p>

<p>Applicants must apply online at and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research and grantsmanship plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement on diversity, and the contact information for at least three references. Please visit the MSU website for guidelines for a diversity statement. Any inquiries should be sent to Dr. Lamiaa El Fassi ( Screening of applications will begin on February 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.</p>

<p>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.</p>

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Mississippi State University
Department Name: 
Human Resources Management
United States of America
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Attention To: 
Dr. Lamiaa El Fassi
Medium-Energy Faculty Position