The Millsaps College Art Department seeks an art historian interested in teaching courses covering a broad range of periods and topics. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester including the junior/senior seminar every fall. The remaining courses will be upper-level offerings for majors and minors as well as courses that fulfill Humanities and Fine Arts general education courses for first and second-year students. The candidate will be expected to assist with department-wide reviews for seniors in both Studio Art and Art History.

 Our most important needs are in 19th-21st century art, since those are the periods that are most significant for our studio majors and often of most interest to our art history students. The department also seeks a candidate who has experience in gallery or museum work to support our interdisciplinary Museum Studies minor. We seek a collaborative colleague who can strengthen departmental connections across the Millsaps campus as well as foster existing relationships between Millsaps and the larger museum community in Jackson and beyond.

 Questions about  this position can be addressed to the chair of the search committee: Professor Sue Carrie Drummond: Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Chair of the Art Department:


  • PhD in Art History or a related field. Candidates who will complete the Ph.D by July 2023 may be considered.
  • A minimum of two years’ college-level teaching experience
  • Experience and / or training in gallery or museum work preferred
  • Ability to teach 19th – 21st century art courses preferred
  • Strong organizational and writing skills
  • A strong desire to be an active participant in a small art department.

Application Process

Application materials should be submitted electronically to

The deadline for assuring full consideration is February 1, 2023; however, applications may be considered until the position is filled.

A complete application will include:

  1. Cover letter that addresses qualifications for the position, teaching experience, and research interests
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Evidence of teaching experience: list of college courses taught, sample syllabi (2 max), and student evaluations (if available).
  5. Contact information for three references. The search committee will contact the references for letters if the candidate moves on from the initial phase of the search.

Millsaps College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds. All offers of employment will be contingent on confirmation of work authorization and successful completion of a background check.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

All offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and verification of employment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact

About Millsaps

Millsaps College is a selective institution of higher education located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi — a progressive southern metropolitan city of nearly half a million. Millsaps is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of the region. The college was founded in 1890 by members of the Methodist Church and is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education.

Millsaps has an enrollment of approximately 750 students and employs 80 full-time faculty members. The faculty/student ratio at Millsaps is 1:9, and the average class size is 14. Millsaps has graduated 25 Fulbright Award recipients, seven Rhodes Scholars, six Goldwater Scholars and two Truman Scholars. Millsaps is a member of the NCAA Division III and Southern Athletic Association and competes in 18 intercollegiate sports.

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