The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at
Belmont University is seeking applications for two (2) tenure-track faculty positions
at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2022. The appointed
individuals will complement and expand our current teaching strengths,
including but not limited to, broad areas of data science, artificial
intelligence, computer vision, machine learning, and natural language
processing. The candidates will also contribute collaborative research, teach
educational courses, provide support for the new Data Science Curriculum, and participate
in the Belmont Data Collaborative (BDC) joint
Data Science has become a prominent discipline because of
its ability to identify information and patterns hidden among raw complex data.
At the center of this growth is also the interdisciplinary aspect of the field
and the applicative nature of its use in countless areas such as medical,
business and technology fields. With a vision for the future, the College of
Sciences & Mathematics is focusing on efforts related to the new Belmont
Data Collaborative (BDC) which aims to partner with Nashville STEM industry
leaders as Belmont University seeks to be a “globally recognized source of morally-grounded data
fluency.” As a result, we
are seeking a candidate that can both support the goals of BDC, as well as
assist with teaching fundamental and specialized courses within our Computer
and Data Science programs.
The applicant responsibilities include research,
teaching, and service commitments.
Research/Scholarship: The candidate’s scholarly research
should advance the state of the art in computer and data sciences.
Responsibilities include working with collaborators and the dissemination of
findings in avenues relevant to both fields. The individual should also sustain
scholarly research at Belmont that ideally includes undergraduates. At Belmont,
it is understood that scholarship encompasses the scholarship of teaching as
well as scholarship of discovery, integration, and application.
Teaching: The position will require that individuals teach
twenty-four hours of undergraduate courses per year (typically four three-hour
courses each semester). The individual should be comfortable with teaching
fundamental courses in both Data and Computer Science programs. 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.
Mentoring: The position will require that individuals advise
undergraduate students in their programs of study within the CSC and DS
programs. They will work closely with peers in the Mathematics & Computer
Science department to develop cross-functional courses, projects and serve on
department, college and university committees.
- 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.
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.
Located 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 on October 1 and
continue until the position is filled.
The selected candidate will be required to complete a
background check satisfactory to the University.