Millsaps College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2014. We seek a broadly-trained biologist with expertise in microbiology or a related field who is committed to excellence in teaching and research in a liberal arts environment. The successful applicant is expected to establish an active research program involving undergraduates; to teach introductory biology as well as upper-level courses in the area of expertise; and to help to implement a new inquiry-based, interdisciplinary science curriculum supported by a $1.4 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Millsaps College.
Institutional support for faculty research includes core laboratory facilities to support research in molecular biology, microbiology, and microscopy, start-up funds for laboratory equipment, funds for faculty travel, and competitive faculty development grants.
A Ph.D. is required and must be completed by August 15, 2014. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2013. Materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and separate statements of teaching philosophy; research plans, and means by which you might contribute to Millsaps College's commitment to providing a supportive environment for a diverse community. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendations sent separately. Materials should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or mailed to Dr. Debora Mann, Millsaps College, 1701 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39210. Employment will be contingent on complete background verification.
Millsaps is committed to academic excellence and pedagogical innovation. The only national liberal arts college in Mississippi, Millsaps College has consistently been ranked a "Best Buy" among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges and is cited as one of Loren Pope's 40 Colleges That Change Lives. It was the first institution in Mississippi with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and is the only institution in Mississippi ever to be listed in The Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Millsaps College is a selective, nationally ranked, privately supported liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890. A member of the Associated Colleges of the South ACS and NITLE, Millsaps has an NCATE accredited education program and is one of only eight colleges in the nation with both a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and an AACSB accredited MBA program. The College occupies an attractive 100 acre residential campus in the heart of Jackson, the capital of the state and its political, financial, legal, medical, and cultural center. It is located across from a major medical center and several blocks from a state park and natural science museum. Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.