Overview

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Marine Disease Biology in the Division of Coastal Sciences in the College of Science and Technology to begin in Fall 2017.

Duties and Responsibilities:
We are searching for an outstanding candidate working on any aspect of disease in marine organisms. Potential research areas include, but are not restricted to: epidemiology, pathology, immunology, parasitology and marine aquaculture. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed literature, mentor M.S. and Ph.D. students, and participate in graduate instruction. Preference will be given to applicants showing a strong potential for collaboration within USM’s School of Ocean Sciences and Technology, as well as with other USM academic units including the Department of Biological Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Post-doctoral experience is also highly desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
For more information regarding the position, contact Kevin Dillon 228-818-8018. Finalists will be asked to provide up to four reprints of their publications.

Additional University/Departmental Information:
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, Southern Miss students have collected seven Goldwater Scholarships, three Truman Scholarships and 16 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in art, dance, music and theatre, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at www.usm.edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

Work Hours:
Will vary depending on teaching schedule and office hours.