We are aggressively recruiting new faculty to our department including ongoing searches for at least 2 Tenure-Tenure Track Positions described below.  The response has been very encouraging and we thank you for any assistance in identifying candidates.  The searches will continue until filled despite a momentary – and potentially confusing –  lapse in the appearance of our advertisement in C&EN (chemistryjobs.acs.org).  The ads are current at msujobs.msstate.edu.

Our Department is in rapid building mode yet despite current faculty numbers, we graduate an average of 10 Ph.D. professionals each year.  We invite you to visit our web site and reacquaint yourself with Mississippi State Chemistry (chemistry.msstate.edu).

We look forward to returning the favor.





Dennis W. Smith, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor & Department Head

Office: 662.325.7813

Dept.: 662.325.3584



Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Open Rank

The Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University invites applications for two tenure-track positions open to ALL AREAS OF CHEMISTRY including, but not limited to analytical, biological, chemical education, inorganic, materials chemistry, organic, physical at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor, beginning August 2018.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field, a demonstrated record of research accomplishments, and a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Consideration of applications will begin September 16, 2017, and will continue until the positions are filled.  Applicants must apply online and include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, summary of research plans, statement of teaching interests, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: search@chemistry.msstate.edu.

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Assistant Clinical Professor Positions

The Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University invites applications for two 9 month non-tenure track positions at the rank of clinical assistant professor beginning on or after January 1, 2018.  The initial three-year appointments can be extended and follow academic promotion track.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related area and must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.  Applicants with prior teaching experience are particularly encouraged to apply.  The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in chemistry with additional service or other duties supportive of the undergrad program.  Applicants must apply online and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, and the complete contact information for two professional references.  Nominations for or communication about this position should be sent to Chair, Chemistry Search Committee at search@chemistry.msstate.edu. Review of applicants will begin September 15, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN SYNTHETIC ORGANIC / POLYMER CHEMISTRY.   Our research laboratories in the Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University invites applications and nominations for postdoctoral fellowships beginning immediately.  Successful applicants will have experience in synthetic organic chemistry preferably with a background in synthesis & characterization of monomer and polymeric materials design and applications.  Experience with aromatic, phenolic, organofluorine, and fluoropolymer chemistry is encouraged but not required.  A competitive compensation package is offered along with an exceptional environment for multidisciplinary collaboration and potential downstream technology transfer and entrepreneurism.  Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV, and contacts of 3 references addressed to  Prof. Dennis Smith, Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University via Ms. Sara Knighten at: sknighten@chemistry.msstate.edu.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by 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.

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