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Instructional Professor (Rank Open)


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Center for Manufacturing Excellence(CME) (11063964)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Position Description

The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Instructional Professor faculty position. Faculty title and rank is open, and will be determined based on the qualifications of the candidates. The primary duties of the position will be developing curricula and teaching courses for the existing undergraduate minor degree program in manufacturing for students majoring in accountancy, business, and engineering, and also assisting in developing a graduate program related to manufacturing operations. Scholarly activities to creatively improve teaching and learning pedagogy as it relates to manufacturing planning, processes, and productivity are an expectation of the position. Interaction and on-site visits with manufacturing companies to identify areas of beneficial collaboration are expected.   Candidates with interest at the nexus of workforce and leadership development, lean manufacturing systems, supply chain logistics, data analytics, financial management, and technology integration leading to innovative approaches for advanced manufacturing operations across a breadth of disciplines are encouraged to apply. The anticipated teaching load is three courses (or course sections) per fall and spring semester including experiential classes conducted at manufacturing sites, with intersession and summer teaching responsibilities as needed. More information about the CME can be found at

Position Details

Appointment: 12 Month

Assignment Type: Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates are sought having a terminal degree in a field of study relevant to manufacturing operations, including Business, Accountancy, and Engineering, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in manufacturing or higher education required.

Application Procedures

Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin as received. A cover letter, detailed curriculum vita, teaching statement, a vision for ways to enhance manufacturing innovation, and a list of at least three references are required for application review and must be submitted with the online application.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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