About The University of Southern Mississippi
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future.
In just 100 years, Southern Miss has grown from a small teachers' college into a premier research university with a national reputation for excellence in both academics and athletics.
A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to six teaching and research sites in Mississippi.
Southern Miss offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in five degree-granting colleges – Arts and Letters, Business, Education and Psychology, Health, and Science and Technology. In all, Southern Miss offers more than 180 degree programs for both undergraduates and graduates.
Today, Southern Miss has a diverse student body of approximately 17,000 with students from all 50 states and 70 foreign countries. The university celebrates diversity in every sense of the word, using our rich melting pot of cultures and backgrounds to further enhance the educational experience that is The University of Southern Mississippi.
Working with Us
Whether you are a teacher, researcher, artist, coach, or provide administrative and infrastructure support, The University of Southern Mississippi is an exciting and dynamic place to work.
As a comprehensive research institution, Southern Miss employs more than 2,400 individuals in Mississippi and beyond.
Both Hattiesburg and the Mississippi Gulf Coast are vibrant communities that provide a wide range of cultural and recreational opportunities for their citizens.
If you work for Southern Miss, you are not just an employee but a member of the Southern Miss community. Whether it is volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, giving to the university’s United Way campaign, being a part of the university’s annual Heart Walk, or cheering on Golden Eagle athletics, Southern Miss employees contribute to all facets of university life.
As an employee, you are eligible for a wide range of benefits including health insurance, state retirement and educational benefits for you and your children.
In addition, employees can purchase athletic and arts tickets at discounted rates, join a state-of-the-art fitness center at low cost, and enjoy many opportunities for professional growth through on-campus programs, as well as participation in university-wide advocacy groups such as Faculty Senate and Staff Council.