Assistant Professor of Biology

Millsaps College is seeking a broadly-trained Biologist to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2023. The successful candidate will offer an upper-level Cell Biology course with laboratory and should feel comfortable teaching at least two of the following core courses: Introductory Cell Biology, General Zoology, General Botany, and Genetics. The candidate will also develop upper-level courses in their area of expertise, and those courses should complement the current upper-level offerings in the department.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching undergraduates, including those from underrepresented populations and must also indicate the ability to develop and sustain a research program involving undergraduate students. Institutional support for faculty research includes core laboratory facilities to support research in molecular biology and microscopy, start-up funds for laboratory equipment, funds for faculty travel, and competitive faculty development grants. Questions about this position can be addressed to Biology Department Chair Dr. Beth Hussa at hussaea@millsaps.edu.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biology or a related field
  • Ability to develop and sustain a research program involving undergraduate students
  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity and equity

Preferred Qualifications

  • post-doctoral experience: this may include academic, industry, governmental, or non-profit experience
  • evidence of or potential for successfully engaging and supporting students from diverse backgrounds

Application Process

Applicants must submit the following documents as a single PDF to biologysearch@millsaps.edu  before October 24, 2022 to ensure full consideration:

  1. Cover letter that highlights the applicant’s potential for serving the diverse undergraduate learners of Millsaps College
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy, including descriptions of equity-focused content delivery and assessment strategies, and a list of courses the applicant can teach at the undergraduate level
  4. Statement of Research, including a description of how diverse undergraduate students will be involved in research projects
  5. References list, including names and contact information for at least three professional references (no reference letters will be accepted at this time)

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 humanresources@millsaps.edu.

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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