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Assistant Professor of Forest Business Mississippi 3/25/2020 +

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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include participation in the Department’s teaching, research, and service activities. Teaching will include both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in forest business for on-campus and Distance Education programs. These courses will focus on topics related to timberland investment, timber procurement, forest operations, forest real estate management, and forest taxation across various spatial scales and forest stakeholder groups, including small-scale nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) landowners and large-to medium-scale industrial clients and organizations (e.g., TIMOs and REITs). The incumbent will have opportunities to develop additional courses as well. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct an extramurally funded research program in the specialized field of forest business covering the items listed above. Candidates with experience in working across diverse forest stakeholder types and understanding their forest asset management needs and constraints will be strongly considered. Service responsibilities will include participating in department, college, and university activities; developing strong mentoring programs for undergraduate and MS and Ph.D. graduate students; and interacting with constituents and professional and industry organizations.

Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. with a specialization in forest business, timberland investment, timber procurement, forest operations, forest real estate management, forest taxation, and/or closely related fields. All but dissertation (ABD) applicants will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred candidates should have a strong record of scholarly publications, have the potential to secure extramural funding, and show demonstrated experience in teaching both traditional and Distance Education courses. At least one degree from an accredited professional forestry or natural resources-related program is preferred. Strong candidates will have an extensive background in timber procurement, forest consulting, timberland investment management at NIPF landowner and forest industry levels, timber and non-timber forest markets, market risk analysis, forest taxation, and financial decision making.

Departmental Profile
The Department of Forestry is one of three departments in the College of Forest Resources and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University. The faculty has diverse teaching, research, service, and extension/outreach expertise, in the specialties of forest biology and watershed management; forest economics, outdoor recreation, natural resource management, and policy; forest measurements, biometrics, and spatial technologies; and wood supply systems. The Department has two undergraduate degree programs, Forestry and Natural Resource and Environmental Conservation, accredited by the Society of American Foresters with ~180 undergraduate students and ~40 graduate students in both on-campus and Distance Education programs. The University’s John W. Starr Memorial Forest (+8,000-acre research and teaching forest), the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, and the USDA Tombigbee National Forest are located in close proximity to the University and used for teaching, research, service, and extension/outreach activities.

Mississippi State University is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity (R1) institution and a land grant university with a strong connection to the state-wide Extension Service. The University is located in Starkville, a medium-sized college town in northeast Mississippi (www.msstate.edu/web/about).

Screening ol applicants will begin April 15, 2020 and will contlnue until a suitable applicant Is found. Applications must be made through the Mississippi State University Employment opportunities website via the link http://www.msujobs.msstato.edu/ (PARF Number 499878). Applicants should also send (fn a single pdf} a letter of application, curriculum vita, copies of transcripts (for all degrees)(please redact social security number if It appears on transcript), a brief statement of research and teaching Interests, and complete contact information for three professional references lo:

Dr. Ian Munn (lam1@msstate.edu)
Chair, Forest Business Search Committee
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS 39762-9681

Apply By:6/25/2020

Posted By: KBrasher

MS Graduate Research Assistantship Mississippi 3/16/2020 +

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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Mississippi State (Starkville), Mississippi

Job Description:

Conduct research on trace element microchemistry in calcified structures of Gulf Sturgeon. Research will involve coordination with field collection of water and fish tissue samples, modeling predicted movement and associated uncertainty based on chemical changes in calcified tissues, and directed laboratory studies using live sturgeon utilizing fish husbandry skills. The student is anticipated to start July 2020 or as negotiated.


Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, aquaculture, comparative physiology, ecology, biology or related field with competitive GPA and GRE scores. Research experience is preferred. Application review will begin 4/1/2020 and continue until a suitable applicant is found.


Stipend, tuition waiver, health insurance fee

Apply By:4/20/2020



Please email a cover-letter, copy of your CV/resume, unofficial transcripts, GPA, GRE scores and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Peter Allen, peter.allen@msstate.edu

Posted By: Peter Allen

Ph.D. Assistantship - Seafood Marketing Mississippi 2/19/2020 +

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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Stoneville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center (TCNWAC) at Stoneville, Mississippi, U.S.A. has a Ph.D. assistantship available to study various marketing aspects of the U.S. farm-raised catfish industry. Catfish is the largest finfish species raised in the United States. The project envisions to 1) evaluate the dynamics of sales and price patterns for catfish products and their close substitutes in key U.S. retail markets; 2) analyze the factors influencing markets for catfish products by evaluating the responses to price, sales, and demand; and 3) utilize the scanner data to support catfish industry segments in improving their marketing decisions. In addition, there will be other opportunities to work with TCNWAC researchers on production-oriented projects, providing a breadth of research and field experience that is atypical for most graduate programs. This position is ideal for candidates who wish to gain experience in aquaculture marketing and quantitative economics. The successful applicant will be receiving a terminal degree from the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture under the College of Forestry Resources.

Required Qualifications: Masters’ degree in Aquaculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management, Fisheries Sciences, or related areas with a GPA >3.5. The GRE and TOFEL must be taken but there is no specific score required for acceptance. The candidate should possess exemplary organization and communication skills, a strong work ethic and the ability to work alone and as part of a team in less than ideal environments.

Preferred Qualifications: The successful applicant will employ various quantitative econometric principles in this project. Research experience in areas of aquaculture marketing and economics are ideal. Applicants should have a background in aquaculture marketing, production, and or farm management and should have evidence of productive scientific communication (journal publications/conference presentations).

Terms of Position: The selected applicant will begin project work from Fall 2020 for a support period of three years, with the provision of additional support conditional upon the performance of the student in graduate studies and grant/ departmental funding. All research works will be based at the TCNWAC, Stoneville, Mississippi. Assistantship include $23,500/year and tuition waiver.

Application Deadline: While applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates need to submit their application to the Mississippi State University Office of the Graduate School and abide by graduate school requirements and deadlines specific to Fall 2020 admissions. An online application is mandatory for enrollment at Mississippi State University. Hence, interested candidates should act promptly by visiting https://apply.grad.msstate.edu/

How to apply: Interested candidates should send an email with the subject line “Ph.D. applicant, Aquaculture Marketing” to Dr. Ganesh Kumar (gkk27@msstate.edu) containing the following items: Curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of purpose, copy of transcripts, copy of GRE & TOFEL scores and at least two letter of recommendation from someone who can evaluate the applicant’s capacity for graduate research.


$23,500/year plus tuition waiver.

Apply By:4/30/2020



Posted By: Ganesh Kumar