Millsaps College invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2023. The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Chemistry or Biochemistry and be committed to excellence in teaching in a liberal arts environment. The successful applicant’s main teaching responsibility is the Physical Chemistry sequence, as well as introductory chemistry, and upper level courses in the area of expertise. The typical teaching load for lab scientists is 12 contact hours (equivalent to two lectures and two three-hour laboratory sections, or some combination, each semester). The applicant is expected to establish a research program involving undergraduate students.

The Chemistry Department is accredited by the American Chemical Society and is located in Franklin W. Olin Hall which was built in 1988.  The department has five faculty members and a stock room coordinator/lab instructor. The Chemistry Department is deeply committed to excellence in undergraduate research.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field. Candidates who are ABD may be considered.
  • Record of, or potential for, scholarly productivity
  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity and equity
  • Ability to work collegially within the academic environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior teaching experience
  • Evidence of or potential for successfully engaging and supporting students from diverse backgrounds

Application Process

Application materials should be submitted electronically to ChemistrySearch@millsaps.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Full consideration is guaranteed for candidates whose materials are received by October 20th.

A complete application will include: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) graduate transcripts, (4) statement of teaching philosophy and career goals and (5) three letters of recommendation, as outlined below. Within these materials candidates should provide specific examples of how they have contributed to equitable and inclusive academic spaces, including how they would enrich Millsaps College’s commitment to supportive environments for a diverse community.

Candidates will need to arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf to the same address noted above.

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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