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Employment and Human Resources

About Us

 welcomeWhether 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.

As of February 1, 2022

Gulf Coast Research Lab 11 Staff

Gulf Coast Research Lab 117

Gulf Park Campus
67 Gulf Park Campus 111
Hattiesburg Campus 484 Hattiesburg Campus 1314
Stennis Campus 8 Stennis Campus 42
Total 570 Total 1584
Grand Total 2154  


The mission of University Human Resources is to provide innovative, cost effective, compliant human resource programs with measurable outcomes in support of recruiting, retaining, developing, and rewarding faculty and staff. We exist to provide Human Resources leadership, counsel, and expertise in support of University strategic goals.

  • Enhance & sustain USM’s brand as an employer of choice
  • Maximize USM’s financial investment in its people
  • Optimize organizational performance throughout the University system
  • Talent Acquisition:  Manage the hiring process providing resources, training and consult for attracting, sourcing, recruiting, selecting, promoting, hiring and onboarding talent.
  • Performance Management:  Provide resources, training and consult for planning, assessing, addressing and developing individual and team performance.
  • Culture and Engagement:  Assess needs, implement and/or support plans, and partner with leadership to enhance employee engagement and foster an inclusive work environment.
  • Total Rewards:  Assessment, design, execution and evaluation of a total rewards package- compensation, benefits, rewards, work-life balance, personal development- that supports our overall ability to attract, retain, reward and engage employees in alignment with University goals and objectives.
  • Risk Management:  Proactively manage risks and ensure compliance with employment laws, regulations and University policy.

Staff Directory

HR ORG CHART (PDF) - Effective 3/1/2023

Current Employees

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Contact Us

Employment and Human Resources
301 McLemore Hall (MCL)
118 College Dr. #5111
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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