Millsaps College invites applicants for the Director of the McRee Teaching and Learning Center with a start date of July 1, 2024. This position is a 12-month, administrative appointment with faculty status (rank commensurate with experience), and includes a course load of 1 to 2 courses per academic year. The Director is responsible for designing and leading faculty development programming focused on evidence-based teaching strategies that support student success and thriving across the academic program.

We seek individuals with a demonstrated commitment to collaboration, creativity and community building across academic departments that will advance Millsaps’ tradition of excellence in teaching and learning. Expertise and success with experiential learning strategies, teaching with technology (including online design and instruction), and teaching toward vocation are especially valued.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent with 2-4 years of experience leading Teaching and Learning initiatives at an institution of higher learning

  • Record of, or potential for, establishing and driving a culture of teaching and learning development,

  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity and equity

Application Process

Application materials should be submitted electronically to DeansOffice@millsaps.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, followed by phone and/or on campus interviews. Applicants should submit their materials no later than February 22 to receive full consideration. Questions about this search should be directed to Dr. Stan Galicki, Interim Associate Provost at galics@millsaps.edu.

A complete application will include:

  1. a cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. a portfolio of materials that includes the following:
    • statement of teaching philosophy

    • statement of leadership strategy for establishing and driving a culture of teaching and learning development among faculty

    • teaching evaluations and sample syllabi

    • examples of faculty development programming (i.e. workshop agendas, activities, content, evaluations, etc.)

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 humanresources@millsaps.edu.

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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