The Biology Department at Millsaps College is seeking a biologist to fill a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2024. The successful candidate will offer an introductory level Cell Biology course with the opportunity to teach additional courses in their area of expertise that complement the current upper-level offerings in the department. The teaching load associated with this position is 16 credit hours per academic year (2 lecture and 2 lab sections per semester). Appointment for year two is contingent upon a favorable first-year review. A tenure-track position may become available following the two-year appointment term.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or ABD in Biology or related discipline
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching undergraduates, including those from underrepresented populations with a commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity and equity

Questions about this position can be addressed to Dr. Brent Hendrixson at hendrb@millsaps.edu.

Application Process

Applicants must submit the following documents as a single PDF to Biologysearch@millsaps.edu before March 8, 2024 to ensure full consideration:

  1. Cover letter that highlights the applicant’s potential for serving diverse undergraduate learners
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy, including evidence of teaching effectiveness and a list of courses the applicant can teach at the undergraduate level
  4. References list, including names and contact information for at least three professional references (no reference letters will be accepted at this time)

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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