Job Summary

Millsaps College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin August 2022, with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will be encouraged to apply as an internal candidate should a tenure-track search be approved for subsequent hiring cycles. The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Chemistry or Biochemistry and be committed to excellence in teaching in a liberal arts environment.

The successful applicant’s main teaching responsibility is the Physical Chemistry sequence, as well as introductory chemistry, and upper level courses in the area of expertise. The typical teaching load for lab scientists is 12 contact hours (equivalent to two lectures and two three-hour laboratory sections, or some combination, each semester).

The Chemistry Department is accredited by the American Chemical Society and is located in Franklin W. Olin Hall which was built in 1988.  The department has five faculty members and a stock room coordinator/lab instructor. The Chemistry Department is deeply committed to excellence in undergraduate research.


A Ph.D. is required and should be completed by August 15, 2022. Outstanding candidates who are ABD may also be considered.

Strong candidates will have:

  • prior teaching experience
  • evidence of or potential for successfully engaging and supporting students from diverse backgrounds
  • ability to work collegially within the academic environment

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Full consideration is guaranteed for candidates whose materials are received by February 17.

Materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and a separate statement of teaching philosophy and career goals. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendations sent separately.

Materials should be submitted to . Employment will be contingent on complete background verification. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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 LivesThe 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.

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

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 Reports can be made to the Title IX Team by filing a sexual misconduct or Title IX complaint at this link: 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: 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,