The Department of Biology at Belmont University is seeking
applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant
Professor beginning August 2022.
Job responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in Microbiology
to support the university’s nursing program. Additional teaching may include upper-level courses in the candidate’s
area of expertise that support and complement current departmental offerings. This
position will also contribute to introductory biology courses for majors and
non-majors and courses within the general education curriculum. Full-time teaching load is 24 hours per
academic year. The successful candidate
will also develop a robust research program that incorporates undergraduate
students and complements current research offerings. Additional responsibilities include academic
advising, student mentoring, scholarly activity, and departmental, college and
university service. Ph.D. or progress toward a terminal degree is
required; teaching experience strongly preferred. As
all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program
with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is
particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to
work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and
topical courses in this program. For additional information about the position and to
complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://jobs.belmont.edu.
An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy,
Research Statement describing a list of undergraduate research projects, and a
Response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, Values, and “Five Ways
of Being” must be
attached to complete the online application.
- 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.
During the application process, applicants will be
asked to attach a response to Belmont University’s
Mission, Vision, Values, and “Five Ways of Being” articulating how the
candidate’s knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to
contribute to a Christ-centered, student-focused university of learning, service
and give a brief statement of teaching philosophy.
two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University consists of nearly 8,800 students who come from every state and 33
countries. Consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for
innovation and commitment to undergraduate teaching, Belmont brings together
the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered and
student-focused community of learning and service. As a campus that aims to Let
Hope Abound, the University is committed to producing graduates who are Hope
Inspiring, Character Forming, Future Shaping, Community Engaging and Bridge
Building people. With more than
115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master’s programs and five doctoral
degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an
individual's horizon. Belmont University is an
equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community
of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees
of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University. 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
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position
The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a
background check satisfactory to the University.