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Whether you are a teacher, researcher, artist or coach – whatever it is that you may be – Southern Miss is an exciting and dynamic place to work and be.

As a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and through Online at Southern Miss. 

Both Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast are vibrant communities that provide countless cultural and recreational opportunities for their citizens. And, if you work for Southern Miss, you will be more than just another employee, you will be an integral member of the Southern Miss community.

Plus, as a Southern Miss employee, you will be eligible for a wide range of benefits, including health insurance, state retirement and educational benefits for you and your family. Employees can also purchase athletic and arts tickets at discounted rates, gain access to fitness centers at a low rate, and have many opportunities for professional growth through on-campus programs, as well as participate in university-wide advocacy groups such as Faculty Senate and Staff Council.

If you have more questions about employment at Southern Miss, contact University Human Resources at or visit

Equal Opportunity Statement

The University of Southern Mississippi is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. The University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact:

The Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity

Assistant Benefits Manager - Rachelle Irvin 

McLemore Hall (MCL) 310 | 118 College Drive #5111 | Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Phone: 601.266.6289 | Fax: 601.266.4541 | TTY/TDD: 1.800.582.2233

Employment Notices

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Click on the links below to learn more about employer requirements and your right to work:

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Annual Security and Fire Safety Report 

The University of Southern Mississippi is committed to the safety and security of the USM community. The annual federal required compliance document which contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University is available on the UPD website at You may also request a copy by contacting the University Police Department at Bond Hall, 1st Floor West, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 (601)266- 4986. The policy statements address the University's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years' of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.

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