The Department of Modern Languages invites applications for a full-time, one year position in Spanish at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor (with PhD) or Visiting Instructor (ABD) beginning fall 2023. This position may be renewed for an additional year, depending on the needs of the College and the Modern Languages Department.

The area of specialization is open. Primary responsibilities include teaching beginning and intermediate levels of Spanish.  Teaching load is 3 courses per semester.

Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required. The ideal candidate will show a strong commitment to undergraduate education and will provide evidence of teaching excellence at the college level.  The candiate must also demonstrate knowledge of the communcative pedagogical approach to teaching a foreign language. We seek innovative, resourceful, dedicated candidates who are eager to teach the increasingly diverse student body at Millsaps College.


  • PhD or ABD in Spanish languages and literatures
  • Record of, or potential for, scholarly activity
  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity and equity

Application Process

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation and evidence of excellence in teaching to  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.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. David Wood, Spanish Search Committee Chair, at (601) 974-1315 or Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Millsaps is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all backgrounds. Employment will be contingent on confirmation of work authorization and successful completion of a background check.

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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