The English department at Millsaps College seeks a dynamic teacher and creative media arts storyteller ready to contribute to its growing Communication Studies major. This full-time, tenure track position will begin Fall 2024 and will carry a teaching load of six (6) courses per year.

Candidates should be eager and qualified to teach in the Communication Studies major’s conceptual core (which surveys communication theory and media history), and the major’s media production sequence, which emphasizes visual and written storytelling. Candidates must also be keen to develop new elective courses in their area of active scholarship and creative practice, contribute to departmental responsibilities for interdisciplinary general education courses, and seek outside community partnerships as appropriate.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Communication, Media Studies, Film Studies or related field by the time of appointment
  • Expertise in digital film production is preferred
  • Professional publication in one or more of these areas, whether critical or creative, will be required for promotion
  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity and equity

Application Process

Application materials should be submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin immediately, followed by phone and/or on campus interviews. Applicants should submit their materials no later than December 1 , 2023 to receive full consideration.

A complete application will include:

  1. a cover letter addressed to Dr. Michael Pickard, Chair, English Department;
  2. a statement of teaching philosophy offering specific examples of effective classroom practices and possible contributions to Millsaps College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for a diverse community;
  3. a curriculum vitae;
  4. an unofficial graduate transcript;
  5. three confidential letters of reference; and
  6. samples of scholarly writing and creative work are also required (no more than 25 pages total).

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 is committed to cultivating an environment that embraces diversity across all of our communities. In demonstration of this commitment, the College strives to be a place where our investments in equity, inclusion and belonging are clearly demonstrated and visibly intertwined with out mission of academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression. Through practices that respect and recognize the inherent value of every member, across all of our communities, we seek to provide opportunities for personal and institutional transformation that extend beyond our campus.

In pursuit of these goals, Millsaps College aims to attract, support and empower talented faculty, staff and students from diverse cultures, ethnicities, races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, and ages, national origins, socio-economic backgrounds and abilities. As an institution we are committed to developing and implementing policies and programs that promote the thriving of every member of our community and the communities with whom we engage, so that we can contribute in a meaningful way to eliminating acts of discrimination that undermine dignity, access and self-efficacy.

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 600 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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