The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Millsaps College is seeking an outstanding candidate for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023. We welcome candidates who specialized in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or a related field who will add to the department’s strengths.

Successful candidates will be able to teach a range of topics in psychology and neuroscience including Introduction to Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Sensation & Perception, a senior Neuroscience capstone course, and specialty courses in their area; ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to excellent and engaging undergraduate teaching in small classroom settings. The expected teaching load for this position is three (3) courses per semester. Research interests are open, although interests that include a strong cognitive neuroscience component are highly desired. Competitive candidates will demonstrate an active research program suitable for a liberal arts environment and a commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers.


  • Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, 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

Application Process

Application materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. A. Kurt Thaw, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Chair, at Review of applications will begin immediately, followed by phone and/or on campus interviews. Applicants should submit their materials no later than October 31st to receive full consideration.

A complete application will include: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) statement of research interests that addresses how undergraduate students might be included in your research, (5) teaching evaluations and sample syllabi (if available) and (6) 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

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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