Mississippi State University – Assistant/Associate Research Professor – Rehabilitation/Disability Studies

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Research Professor – Rehabilitation/Disability Studies

Institution: Mississippi State University

Location: Starkville, MS

Posted Date: August 31, 2017

Application Due Date: Open Until Filled

Type: Full Time

Salary: TBD

Position Description

The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Research Professor position. Mississippi State University is a land-grant institution designated as a “very high research activity university” by the Carnegie Foundation. It is located in Starkville, MS and has a student population of more than 20,000. The mission of the NRTC is to enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic candidate to help us implement six funded research projects. Responsibilities of this position include using social science research techniques to design, organize, conduct, analyze, and disseminate applied research about people who are blind or visually impaired.

Minimum qualifications for an Assistant/Associate Research Professor are:

  • A terminal degree in psychology, sociology, rehabilitation, special education, social work, or a related field
  • Evidence of research productivity
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Expertise in data management, quantitative methodology, and statistical analyses
  • Expertise using a variety of software, including spreadsheets and statistical packages

Preferred qualifications are:

  • At least one year of experience in a research setting
  • Experience working with secondary datasets
  • Experience with experimental designs/conducting experiments
  • Ability to conduct analyses using a variety of statistical techniques
  • Good publication record
  • Experience in blindness research or service

ABD applications will be considered, but the candidate must possess a PhD prior to employment start date. To begin as an Associate Research Professor, in addition to meeting the above criteria, a successful candidate must have consistently demonstrated ability to perform at a level of excellence in research appropriate for the rank.

If you are interested in helping the NRTC accomplish its mission, please apply for the position at Mississippi State University’s website: https://www.jobs.msstate.edu PARF Number 496128, and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and names and contact information for at least three references to Michele McDonnall at mmcdonnall@colled.msstate.edu. View the NRTC website at http://blind.msstate.edu

How to Apply:

Dr. Michele McDonnall
NRTC on Blindness and Low Vision
Mississippi State University

Phone:  662-325-7831

Fax:  662-325-8989

Online App. Form: http://www.jobs.msstate.edu

Email Address: mmcdonnall@colled.msstate.edu

Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

“We are 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.