Welcome to Southern Miss
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 of approximately 16,000 students, Southern Miss employs approximately 2,100 employees in Mississippi and beyond. Our five primary sites of employment include Hattiesburg, Gulfport, Long Beach, Ocean Springs and Stennis Space Center.
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, belong at low cost to a state-of-the-art fitness center, and have 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.