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 August 2024. We welcome candidates who specialize in clinical or counseling psychology.

Successful candidates will be able to teach a range of topics in psychology including Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal, Clinical, Tests & Measurement, Diversity, History & Systems, 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 expertise in adult clinical or counseling psychology is highly desired; outstanding candidates with other specialties will also be considered. Competitive candidates will demonstrate an active research program suitable for a liberal arts environment and a commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. (ABD considered) in clinical or counseling psychology
  • Record of, or potential for, scholarly productivity
  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity, and equity

Application Process

Application materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Sabrina Grondhuis, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Chair, at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

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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