Assistant Professor of Mathematics (tenure track)

The Mathematics Department at Millsaps College invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics beginning Fall 2024. The successful candidate will teach six (6) courses per academic year including both upper-level mathematics and contributions to the college’s general education program.

Millsaps faculty members are teacher-scholars; we seek innovative, resourceful, dedicated candidates who are eager to teach the increasingly diverse student body at Millsaps, as well as develop a research agenda that complements activities in the classroom. Candidates with experience or expertise in data science or statistics are particularly encouraged to apply, but all research specialties in pure or applied mathematics will be given full consideration. Support for research development and travel, for both faculty and students, is available.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in mathematics or applied mathematics required by the start of the appointment
  • Passion and effectiveness in teaching, achievement and potential as a scholar
  • Capability in working with students in undergraduate mathematics research
  • Familiarity with and commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity and equity

Application Process

Application materials should be submitted electronically to A review of applications will begin October 15th and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by phone/videoconference or at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco in January. Applicants are asked to indicate whether they will be attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings.

Questions about this search should be directed to Emlee Nicholson, Department Chair, at [email protected].

A complete application will include:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching interests and philosophy
  • transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work and
  • three letters of recommendation, at least one of which regards the candidate’s teaching, 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

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.

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 [email protected].

Additional Information

In compliance with the amendments to the federal Clery Act concerning annual security reports, all potential job applicants are free to view Millsaps College’s annual Campus Crime Statistics here.

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 and 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 is a member of the ACS and NITLE, and has an AACSB accredited business school. In accordance with Federal law, we are making available our Campus Security Report to all prospective employees. Millsaps is located in Jackson, the capital of the state. The Jackson area has a population of around 400,000 and offers low cost-of-living, excellent schools, pleasant climate, and many recreational opportunities.

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