Position Function:The Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State Universityinvites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position at therank of Assistant Professor in Human Geography, with aspecialization in Black Geographies, with an anticipated start dateof Fall 2021 or Spring 2022.We seek scholars whose work focuses on Black Geographies inrelation to one or more of the following areas: gender, sexualityand Black feminist thought; environmental justice; politicalecology; human-environmental geography; political geography;economic geography; health and well-being; agriculture and foodsystems; or Black placemaking and community-building.Applicants must hold a PhD in geography (or a closely relatedfield) by the time of appointment, and will demonstrate evidence of(or the potential for) excellence in research, teaching and studentmentoring. Applicants will be expected to maintain an activeresearch program with the potential for external funding, developand teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas ofexpertise, as well as supervise both masters and doctoralstudents.Salary Grade : UCPlease see Staff Compensation Structure orSkilled Crafts and ServiceMaintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salarygrade UC, these positions are “Unclassified” and salary ranges aredetermined by the hiring department.Department Profile:The Department of Geosciences currently has 16 tenured ortenure-track faculty, five clinical professors, and four full-timeinstructors and awards B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Within thedepartment, there are four areas of disciplinary emphasis:Geography, Geology,, Geospatial Science, and Meteorology. Inaddition, the department maintains close relationships with avariety of other research centers and interdisciplinary programselsewhere on the Mississippi State campus. More information aboutthe Department of Geosciences is available on our website: www.geosciences.msstate.edu.Area of Specialization:Human GeographyAnticipated Appointment Date:August 16, 2021Tenure Track Status:Tenure TrackEssential Duties and Responsibilities:Applicants will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate andgraduate courses in their discipline of expertise. Additionally,applicants will be expected to supervise master’s as well asdoctoral graduate students.Minimum Qualifications:Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related field is required.ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):YesPreferred Qualifications:Evidence of (or the potential for) excellence in research,teaching, and student mentoring.A record of peer-reviewed publications. The capacity to develop anddirect an active, externally-funded research program. A commitmentto professional service.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Candidate should be a dynamic educator with teaching experiencepreferred and be in the process of developing a strong researchprogram with the likelihood of external funding.Instructions for Applying:Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu bysubmitting a cover letter, teaching statement, research statementand diversity statement, a curriculum vitae, and a list of threereferences with contact information. The position will remain openuntil filled; however, the review of applicants will begin December31, 2020. For questions about the position or application process,please contact search committee chair Shrinidhi Ambinakudige [email protected] Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age,sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, genderidentity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other statusprotected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations andapplications from women, members of any minority group, and otherswho share our passion for building a diverse community thatreflects the diversity in our student population.