Announcement for Faculty Position

Assistant/Associate Professor Position Announcement

Department of Sustainable Bioproducts

Forest and Wildlife Research Center

College of Forest Resources Division of Agriculture

Forestry and Veterinary Medicine Mississippi State University

 

The Forest and Wildlife Research Center/College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University is seeking to fill a 12-month, Tenure-track, fulltime, Assistant/Associate Professor Position with research, teaching and service responsibilities in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts.

Particular consideration will be given to candidates with expertise and high potential in fundamental aspects of adhesion technology which may include resins, coatings, polymers, engineered composites, polymer chemistry, or similar field. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, from an accredited institution of higher learning in either wood science/forest products/sustainable bioproducts or an allied scientific discipline such as polymer science, engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, or other as appropriate. Two years of 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 adhesives technology, composites engineering, polymer chemistry, 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, and other departmental responsibilities as appropriate. The applicant must demonstrate strong communication skills and will be expected to develop a national reputation in sustainable bioproducts as well as maintain a focus on adding value to state- and regional-based stakeholders.

Application Process: All applicants must apply on line at http://www.msujobs.msstate.edu/ , Attach required documents (in one pdf file): a Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Research Plan, transcripts of all degrees, and two letters of professional recommendation (option: the letters of recommendation may be sent directly to: k.davidson@msstate.edu ).

Screening of applications will begin January 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Skype/video conference Interviews may be requested. NOTE: Official transcripts of all degrees will be required upon employment.

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