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Neuroscience Teaching Fellow

We are now accepting applications for a qualified Neuroscience Teaching Fellow at Belmont University. 

Employment Type 


Internal Job Category

Non-Tenure Track (Faculty)




Primary Duties and

The Belmont University Fellow in Fellow in Neuroscience to join the growing Neuroscience program.  We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about undergraduate education and looking to aid in developing unique course offerings in their field of expertise.  Under the guidance and supervision of a faculty member in Neuroscience, the Fellow will engage in both teaching and research. The Belmont University Fellow in Neuroscience will be appointed to a 12-month, full-time contract with University benefits. This contract/position is renewable up to one year with approval from the Dean.

  • Twelve credit hour equivalent teaching load per academic year (6 per semester); three credit hour equivalent teaching load per summer semester
  • The Belmont University Fellow in Neuroscience will teach Introduction to Neuroscience, General Psychology with or without Scientific Psychology Lab, Research Methods and/or other courses related to neuroscience of their particular expertise when needed
  • Collaborate with faculty mentor, Dean Spence, Assoc. Dean Ragsdale and students in research and other class-related scholarly projects
  • Engage in activities to support the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic campus community 
  • Engage in scholarly activity and professional development
  • Participate in meetings and assessment at the department, school, college, and university levels
  • 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.

Candidates should provide/upload the following along with your application:

  • Prepare a cover letter that identifies your interest in attaining the Teaching Fellowship and what skills make you a great candidate.
  • Prepare a comprehensive academic CV. 
  • Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes your teaching philosophy. This should incorporate concrete examples of what you have done or anticipate doing in a classroom setting or in preparation for working in a classroom setting. You should also express your interest and inclusion of undergraduate populations in the classroom.
  • Prepare a 1 page research statement, describing your research to date and how you could incorporate undergraduate students in such activities.
  • Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life, how it plays a role in your interest in joining Belmont University, and how it will help you contribute to Belmont University given our mission, vision, and values statements. Attach an electronic version of your CV, cover letter, response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Value, and teaching philosophy in order to complete the online application process. Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at
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. 

  • Demonstrate a record of excellence in designing and teaching undergraduate courses in neuroscience, psychology, biology and/or a related field.
  • Demonstrate strong research skills and have the ability to incorporate undergraduates into the research schema.
  • Demonstrate ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students at the undergraduate level.
  • Must be skilled in the use of computers and Internet resources, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Blackboard.
  • Show ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing.


Required EducationPh.D. in Neuroscience preferred. Also consider PhD in Psychology, Biology and/or other related fields if course work and research focus fall under the neuroscience umbrella. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.
Required ExperienceNeuroscience, Psychology or Biology teaching and strong research experiences 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.