The History department at Millsaps College invites applicants for a Teaching Fellow in American History (1-year position), beginning in August of 2023. The successful candidate will teach 4 courses in total for the year, and should be qualified to teach a survey of American History and US-focused electives.

We seek innovative, resourceful, dedicated candidates who are eager to teach the increasingly diverse student body at Millsaps and who may be willing to incorporate into their teaching resources such as the Mississippi State Archives and History, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, and Museum of Mississippi History, located less than a mile from campus.


  • PhD or ABD in history or a related field required by the start of the appointment
  • Record of, or potential for, scholarly productivity
  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity and equity

Application Process

Application materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Amy Forbes, Department of History Chair, at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about this search should be directed to:

A complete application will include:

  1. a cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. statement of teaching philosophy
  4. statement of research interests
  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.

Letters of recommendation should be sent confidentially on the candidate’s behalf to the same address noted above.

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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