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Department Head and Professor Position – Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University

The Department of Sociology seeks a Department Head at the rank of Professor, anticipated to begin July 1, 2015. Candidate must have a Ph.D., a commitment to academic excellence, an established research and extramural funding record, and a commitment to effective academic leadership and administration. Substantive area open. The successful candidate will join a large multidisciplinary department. Programs offered include B.A. in Sociology, B.A. in Criminology, B.S.W. in Social Work, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Sociology. The department consists of 20 faculty members, more than 390 undergraduate majors, and approximately 50 graduate students. The Department has strong ties to the African American Studies Program and the Gender Studies Program, as well as to several research centers, including the Social Science Research Center (, the National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (, and the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision ( More information on the department and its programs can be seen at

Mississippi State University is a public, land grant university classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. Its mission is to provide access and opportunities to students from all sectors of the state’s diverse population and to offer excellent and extensive programs in instruction, research, and outreach. More information on the university’s mission can be seen at

Materials should be sent via mail to: Chair, Department Head Recruitment Committee, Department of Sociology, P.O. Box C, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762 OR electronically to: PJJones. Items that must be included are a vitae, a letter describing research philosophy and research interests, and supporting materials demonstrating teaching, service, and scholarly achievement, as well as a cover letter addressing commitment to effective academic leadership and administration. At least three letters of reference should be sent directly to the Chair of the Department Head Recruitment Committee. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014, but applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. For application procedures and more information regarding this position please go to, PARF # 8383

Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.