The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Millsaps College invites applicants for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor beginning August 2024. The successful candidate will teach six (6) courses per academic year that include sections of Introduction to Psychology. Tailoring additional course offerings 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. Candidate with experience, and demonstrated success, in college-level teaching will be especially competitive.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in psychology required by the start of the appointment for the Visiting Assistant Professor position. Candidates with a master’s degree in psychology can be considered for a Visiting Instructor level position
  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity, and equity

Application Process

Application materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Sabrina Grondhuis, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Chair, at PsychJobSearch@millsaps.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, followed by phone and/or on campus interviews, and will continue until the position is filled.

A complete application will include:

  1. a cover letter,
  2. curriculum vitae,
  3. statement of teaching philosophy,
  4. teaching evaluations and sample syllabi (if available) 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.

Candidates will need to arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf to the same address noted above.

Millsaps College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds. All offers of employment will be contingent on confirmation of work authorization and successful completion of a background check.

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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