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Instructional Professor/Barksdale Fellow


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (10001003)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description


The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (SMBHC) at the University of Mississippi seeks applicants for an Instructional Assistant Professor/Barksdale Fellow. This 9-month teaching contract, renewable for up to three years, carries a 4/4 teaching load, service responsibilities, and starts 21 August 2023. This is a renewable position with benefits.


Applicants must have completed at least a master’s degree by the hiring date.  Experience as a recipient of a major national scholarship such as a Rhodes, Marshall, Gates, or Mitchell is preferred but not required.


Job Responsibilities
- Teaching honors freshman seminars, Hon 101 and Hon 102;
- Teaching introductory or specialized courses in an academic department related to one’s advanced degree;
- Participating in the ongoing evaluation and revision of curricula;
- Mentoring and advising of honors students about national scholarships, if applicable;
- And, service to the department, as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in a field related to an academic department at the University of Mississippi.


Application Requirements
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
List of Three Professional References (or submission of recommendation letters), including contact information, with Knowledge of Applicant’s Teaching Record and/or Professional Experience


Optional Documents
Sample Syllabi
Sample courses or assignments


Finalists for the position may be asked for additional materials.


Applicants should complete the University's online application form at   The review of applications will begin April 10 and the position will close when an adequate pool has been established.  We recognize the importance of a diverse faculty and a supportive educational and professional environment that affirms the value of cultural diversity.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are traditionally underrepresented in academia and from all candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.  More information about the University's Pathways to Equity: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan may be found at


Position Details


Appointment (9 Month), renewable for up to three years with a satisfactory review

Assignment Type (Non-Tenure Track)

Application Procedures

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About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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