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Instructor of Songwriting

We are now accepting applications for a qualified Instructor of Songwriting at Belmont University. 

Employment Type 


Internal Job Category

Non-Tenure Track (Faculty)





Primary Duties and

Teach undergraduate songwriting courses and participate in academic advising, scholarly activity, and college and university service.  

  • Complete 24 workload hours, or equivalent, per academic year.
  • Advise and mentor students in research and other class-related projects.
  • Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the college in which you teach. 
  • Participate in departmental and university committee work.
  • Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.
  • Advise students in course selection and degree completion.
  • Participate in a local church and the community.
  • Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies.
  • Manage online grading system.
  • Timely submission of book orders, if textbooks required. 
  • Maintain regular office hours.
  • The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents. 
Required Qualifications:Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. 


  • Comprehensive knowledge of commercial songwriting.
  • Knowledge and experience in other aspects of the entertainment and music business specifically music publishing and production.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students.
    Skilled in the use of computers and Internet resources.
  • Ability to learn relevant sections of Belmont University's online integrated database systems for student records management.

  • Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.

  • Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.

  • Ability to engage with the music and entertainment industries.
Required EducationMasters degree preferred. Well-qualified applicants with Bachelors degree in a related discipline with progress toward and demonstrated intent to pursue a Masters degree may be considered.
Required Experience5 to 10 years experience as a professional songwriter is required. Preference will be given to candidates with major, independent, viral or streaming equivalent success (Spotify, YouTube, etc.) as well as charted songs in Billboard, iTunes, etc. Priority will be given to applicants with industry honors e.g., Grammy, CMA, ACM, Dove, IBMA, Dove, Novello, Juno, CCMA, Stellar, Emmy, etc. Teaching experience is preferred but not required.




The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


Belmont University is a Christian community. The university faculty, administration, and staff uphold Jesus as the Christ and as the measure for all things. As a community seeking to uphold Christian standards of morality, ethics, and conduct, Belmont University holds high expectations of each person who chooses to join the community. In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/the American with Disabilities Act, Belmont University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation in its administration of education policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or employment. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University.  Click here to learn more.

Belmont's Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer under all applicable civil rights laws.