The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Mississippi State University (MSU, http://www.msstate.edu/dept/physics) expects to fill, subject to the availability of funding, a full-time nine-month Assistant Professor starting on August 16, 2017. This tenure-track position is open to applicants who have a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field and perform research in one or more of the areas of specialization in the Department: Astronomy/Astrophysics, Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma Physics (AMOP), Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, or Computational Physics. Preference will be given to applicants in computational astrophysics, AMOP, and experimental low-energy nuclear structure, but exceptional applicants in other areas will be considered. MSU is a land-grant university with an enrollment of about 21,000 students. The Department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees. Applicants are expected to continue the departmental tradition of excellence in sponsored research involving students, in teaching, and in service. Local resources that may be relevant include the High Performance Computing Collaboratory and the Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies. Phi Beta Kappa members are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit their letter of application electronically to (email@example.com ) and/ or a hard copy to: Faculty Search Committee, Attn: Mrs. Susan Galloway, Department of Physics and Astronomy, P.O. Box 5167, Mississippi State, MS 39762-5167, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research and grantsmanship plans, teaching philosophy and experience, and three letters of reference. Applicants must complete the "Personal Data Information Form" online through the MSU Human Resources website http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu. Review of the applications will begin on December 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.