The Mathematics Department at Millsaps College invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics beginning Fall 2024. The successful candidate will teach six (6) courses per academic year including both upper-level mathematics and contributions to the college’s general education program.

Millsaps faculty members are teacher-scholars; we seek innovative, resourceful, dedicated candidates who are eager to teach the increasingly diverse student body at Millsaps, as well as develop a research agenda that complements activities in the classroom. Candidates with experience or expertise in data science or statistics are particularly encouraged to apply, but all research specialties in pure or applied mathematics will be given full consideration. Support for research development and travel, for both faculty and students, is available.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in mathematics or applied mathematics required by the start of the appointment
  • Passion and effectiveness in teaching, achievement and potential as a scholar
  • Capability in working with students in undergraduate mathematics research
  • Familiarity with and commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity and equity

Application Process

Application materials should be submitted electronically to A review of applications will begin October 15th and will continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will be conducted by phone/videoconference or at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco in January.   Applicants are asked to indicate whether they will be attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings.

Questions about this search should be directed to Emlee Nicholson, Department Chair, at

A complete application will include:

  1. a cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. statement of teaching interests and philosophy
  4. transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work and
  5. three letters of recommendation, at least one of which regards the candidate’s teaching, 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. Teaching statement should explicitly address how candidates plan to teach an increasingly diverse student body.

Letters of recommendation should be sent confidentially on the candidate’s behalf to

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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