Assistant Professor of Biology

Belmont University

Nashville, TN

ID: 7087168
Posted: October 14, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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 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.

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 individuals.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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


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