Professor and Head

Mississippi State University
  • Location
    Mississippi State, Mississippi
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Advanced
  • Posted
    Jan 11

Position description

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is searching for a Department Head at the rank of Professor, beginning July 1, 2022. Applications from Associate Professors could be considered conditional to promotion at the rank of Professor by the time of appointment. We seek an accomplished scholar to lead a dynamic program, with an energetic and productive research and teaching faculty experienced in training high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students.

Salary Grade :  UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile: 

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration consists of 16 faculty members, 236 undergraduate majors, 42 Masters students, and 35 PhD students. The department has strong ties to several research and government centers, including the Social Science Research Center, the John C. Stennis Institute of Government, and the Stennis Center for Public Service. Degree programs offered include a BA and MA in Political Science, a NASPAA-accredited Master in Public Policy and Administration, and a PhD in Public Policy and Administration. More information on the department is available at http://www.pspa.msstate.edu.

Anticipated Appointment Date:

July 1, 2022

Tenure Track Status: 

Tenured

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Guide curricular revision and programmatic assessment; guide faculty through the tenure and promotion process; oversee all personnel matters; manage the budget; serve as a liaison between faculty and administration; and sustain and enhance collaborative programs with other campus units. Documented experience in departmental or college leadership positions is required. The teaching assignment is negotiable. The salary will be competitive. Degree programs offered include a BA and MA in Political Science, a NASPAA- accredited Master in Public Policy and Administration, and a PhD in Public Policy and Administration.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must have a PhD in Political Science, Public Administration, or related fields, an established research and/or extramural funding record, a commitment to academic excellence, and strong administrative skills. Applications from Associate Professors could be considered conditional to promotion at the rank of Professor by the time of appointment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Documented experience in departmental or college leadership positions is required.

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