The Mathematics department at Millsaps College invites applicants for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor beginning Fall 2023. The successful candidate will teach six (6) courses per academic year and should be qualified to teach precalculus. Tailoring of course assignments to the successful candidate’s expertise and preference may be possible.

We seek innovative, resourceful, dedicated candidates who are eager to teach the increasingly diverse student body at Millsaps. Candidates with experience, and demonstrated success, in college-level teaching will be especially competitive.


  • PhD in mathematics or applied mathematics required by the start of the appointment for the Visiting Assistant Professor position. Candidates with a master’s degree in mathematics or applied mathematics may be considered for a Visiting Instructor level position.
  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity and equity

Application Process

Application materials should be submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin immediately, followed by phone and/or on campus interviews. A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about this search should be directed to Emlee Nicholson, Department Chair, at

A complete application will include:

  1. a cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. statement of teaching interests and philosophy
  4. transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work and
  5. 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. Teaching statement should explicitly address how candidates plan to teach an increasingly diverse student body.

Letters of recommendation should be sent confidentially on the candidate’s behalf to

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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