Millsaps College, a nationally recognized, selective four-year liberal arts college in Jackson, Mississippi, announces a full-time, tenure track position in Theatre, available Fall 2022.

Position Description

The position includes a 2/2 teaching load and producing/directing one theatre production each semester. Selection of courses and productions will be based on the applicant’s strengths and interests, and on departmental need. Millsaps faculty members are teacher-scholars; support for research/creative development and travel is available.

A terminal degree in theatre, preferably an MFA, is required. The area of specialization is open, with preference given to a focus in directing or acting and to candidates who are interested in producing work that engages Millsaps’s diverse student population and elevates the perspectives of traditionally underrepresented groups. The college is committed to developing a new performing arts space, so we are seeking candidates with the vision to lead this process. At present, we are producing shows in found/alternative spaces, so candidates with experience or interest in working in such spaces will be especially competitive. This position will be the only full-time theatre instructor at Millsaps for the near future; there are ample opportunities for collaboration with colleagues in Music and English. The college will support hiring short-term specialists needed for productions.

About Millsaps

Millsaps College is a distinguished liberal arts college with an enrollment of 750. Included in Colleges that Change Lives, Millsaps is committed to academic excellence, pedagogical innovation, and community engagement. Millsaps occupies a beautiful 100-acre residential campus in the heart of Mississippi’s capital city, affording students the opportunity for meaningful, hands-on engagement with contemporary issues of urban life. The Millsaps faculty has been recognized as among the best in the nation by the Princeton Review.

The Millsaps Department of Theatre offers a minor in Theatre Studies, and supports students pursuing self-designed majors in theatre studies and allied fields. The department also contributes to Millsaps’s general education program, the Compass Curriculum.

Application

Send as email attachments (Word or .pdf) a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and if relevant, a list of college courses taught and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., sample syllabi, assignments, and/or student evaluations). Please include within these materials a statement detailing how you would contribute to Millsaps College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for a diverse community. Also, three recommendation letters should be sent by email. All materials should be sent to Dr. Stacy DeZutter (Chair, Department of Theatre, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS) at TheatreSearch@millsaps.edu.

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 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.

Compliance with Title IX

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Millsaps College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of sex. Policies and procedures for addressing complaints of discrimination and harassment can be found at https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix. Reports can be made to the Title IX Team by filing a sexual misconduct or Title IX complaint at this link: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#file-complaint. Inquiries related to the application of Title IX at Millsaps should be referred to the college’s Title IX team (contact information is found here: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#coordinators) and external inquires can be made to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 (800) 421-3481, http://www.ed.gov/ocr.

About Millsaps College

Millsaps is an accredited, privately supported, national liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890. Consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education, Millsaps has been praised by Colleges That Change Lives, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Insight Magazine.

Millsaps College’s Vision

Building on its motto, Ad Excellentiam, its strong heritage of social justice, freedom of thought and reflection on life’s most important questions, and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch.

Millsaps College’s Mission

Millsaps College 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 our region.