Tenure-Track Position in Education

Millsaps College, a nationally recognized, selective four-year liberal arts college in Jackson, Mississippi, announces a full-time tenure track position in literacy education, available Fall 2017.

Position Description

The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, including one or more courses in our literacy sequence and regular contributions to the college’s general education program. Additional courses will depend on the candidate’s interests and expertise. Millsaps faculty members are teacher-scholars; the successful candidate will also develop a research agenda that complements his/her activities in the classroom. Support for research development and travel is available.

We are especially interested in candidates who hold or are near completion of an earned doctorate in literacy or reading education or a closely related field; have a solid record of teaching in elementary settings; can demonstrate potential as a scholar; and have an interest in preparing teachers to work in urban settings. Candidates with college-level teaching experience, expertise in early literacy, familiarity with current instructional technologies, and/or an interest in involving undergraduates in education research will be especially competitive.

Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and philosophy, the candidate’s scholarly accomplishments and plans for future scholarly work; a curriculum vitae; transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work; and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be sent to Dr. Stacy DeZutter, Department of Education, Millsaps College at educationsearch@millsaps.edu.

Review of applications will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

About Millsaps

Millsaps College is a distinguished liberal arts college with an enrollment of 850. Included in Colleges that Change Lives, Millsaps is committed to academic excellence, pedagogical innovation, and community engagement. Millsaps occupies a beautiful 100-acre residential campus in the heart of Mississippi’s capitol city, affording students the opportunity for meaningful, hands-on engagement with contemporary issues of urban life. Millsaps holds a Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation, and has been recognized for five consecutive years on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Millsaps faculty has been recognized as among the best in the nation by the Princeton Review.

The Millsaps department of education offers a major in elementary education, secondary licensure in most majors, and supplemental licensure in special education. The Teacher Licensure program at Millsaps College is CAEP accredited and emphasizes field experience at every level of preparation.