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Assistant Professor of Clinical or Counseling Psychology

We are now accepting applications for a qualified Assistant Professor of Clinical or Counseling Psychology at Belmont University. 

Employment Type 


Internal Job Category

Tenure Track (Faculty)


Psych Science & Neuroscience



Primary Duties and

The Department of Psychological Science and Neuroscience in the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Belmont University is seeking applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1st, 2024. 

Job responsibilities include twelve hours of undergraduate teaching per semester as well as other departmental, college, and university professional responsibilities, including academic advising, student mentoring, scholarly activity, and service. Some flexibility in teaching load may be available if maintaining clinical engagements, on a case-by-case basis. Candidates must be committed to superior teaching, and teaching responsibilities will include Introduction to Psychological Science, elective courses including Psychopathology and Clinical/Counseling Psychology, laboratory-based courses in Psychological Testing and Personality Psychology, and other elective and/or lab courses depending on the candidate's interests and training background. In addition to teaching courses, candidates are expected to engage in scholarly activity and the supervision of independent undergraduate research in an empirically-oriented department with approximately 350 undergraduates. 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately, with full consideration being given to those submitted by November 15, 2023. However, application review will continue until the position is filled. Additional materials will be requested for selected applications.

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

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 Christ-centered community of learning and service. 

  • Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the
    field of study.
  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content taught.
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage in high quality scholarly
  • Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
  • Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.
  • Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University‚Äôs online integrated database system for student grading.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
Required EducationPhD/PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (APA accredited) or expect to complete all terminal degree requirements by August 2024.
Required ExperienceTeaching experience, clinical practice, and/or postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred.




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.