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Mississippi State University

Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Mississippi State University. 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. 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. In providing such leadership, the Head will 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. The department 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. More information on the department is available at http://www.pspa.msstate.edu.

Mississippi State University is a public, land grant, doctoral, research university classified as Doctoral/Very High Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation. It is located in a progressive Sunbelt community and has an array of centers and institutes receptive to collaborative research. Its mission is to provide access and opportunity 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: http://www.msstate.edu/web/mission.html.

Applications are to be submitted electronically by accessing http://www.msujobs.msstate.edu/ and should include a Vita, a letter describing administrative philosophy and research interests, and supporting materials demonstrating administrative, teaching, service, and scholarly achievement, as well as a list of references. Review of applications will begin February 18, 2022, but applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

To apply for this job please visit www.msujobs.msstate.edu.