Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor

Mississippi State University
Computer Science and Engineering

Mississippi State University
Faculty Position In Computer Science and Engineering

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering ( is seeking one new tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. For candidates at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels, evidence of strong potential for excellence in research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels is required. For candidates at the Professor level, evidence of demonstrated excellence in research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels is expected. Exceptional candidates in all areas will be considered, and we especially welcome applicants conducting research in cloud and autonomic computing, distributed systems, wireless networks, and network security.

Mississippi State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution with over 22,000 students and 1,300 faculty members. The university is designated as both an R1-Very High Research Activity Doctoral University under the Carnegie Classification, and a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, Cyber Defense Research and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers a B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cyber Security and Operations and Computer Engineering. It also offers an M.S. in Computer Science and Cyber Security and Operations, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. In the last fiscal year, the department’s research expenditures totaled over 7 million dollars.

Candidates for this position are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field (ABDs may be considered). Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Preferred qualifications include teaching and research experience, a substantial record of peer-review publications, and demonstrated ability to secure external funding. However, recent graduates with exceptional academic credentials are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must apply at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for at least three professional references, and a statement (limited to three pages) that describes their research and educational interests.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity employer.