Mississippi State University Future Faculty Career Exploration

Virtual Future Faculty Career Exploration


Mississippi State University Future Faculty Career Exploration is designed to increase diversity among faculty at Mississippi State University. We invite exceptional scholars in the final year of their doctoral studies, as well as post-docs, to experience MSU as a prospective faculty member. During the visit, scholars will have the opportunity to engage MSU deans and department heads about their academic work and career interests. In addition, scholars will meet students, learn about current positions available, and learn about the city of Starkville, MS. Underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply, which include African-Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Americans. 

Program Objectives:

  • Establish meaningful relationships with prospective faculty members
  • Prepare future faculty for a career in the academy
  • Serve as a bridge by providing information to participants transitioning from graduate student to faculty member
  • Expose participants to MSU as a teaching, research, and service institution
  • Lay the foundation for future networking opportunities with scholars from other universities

Program Eligibility:

  • Within one year of receiving or already received a Ph.D., or currently on a post-doctoral assignment
  • Member of a racially or ethnically underrepresented group
  • Receiving/received degree in a discipline offered at Mississippi State University
  • Demonstrates potential to fill current or anticipated vacancies
  • Can attend the program for the full two days

Program Benefits:

  • Network with MSU Executive Administration, as well as deans and department chairs
  • Opportunity to present scholarly research
  • Potential opportunity to join Mississippi State University's Faculty 

For additional information on the program please contact The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at oidi@msstate.edu