Location: Nashville TN
The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Belmont University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2021.
Job responsibilities include twelve hours of undergraduate teaching per semester as well as other departmental and university professional responsibilities, including academic advising, student mentoring, scholarly activity, and college and university service. Candidates must be committed to superior teaching. Primary teaching responsibilities will include introductory physics courses for science majors, core physics courses in the Audio Engineering Technology program, and elective physics courses depending on the candidate’s interests and background. In addition to teaching excellence, candidates are expected to engage in scholarly activity and maintain an active role in the supervision of independent undergraduate research. At Belmont, a variety of scholarly productivity is valued, including the scholarship of teaching, discovery, integration, and application. A Ph.D. in physics or a related field is required by August 2021; teaching experience is strongly preferred, as is research experience and knowledge of acoustical physics. 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, and a Response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Values must be attached in order to complete the online application.
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. During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a response to Belmont’s mission, vision, and values statements, articulating how the candidate’s knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to a Christian community of learning and service and give a brief statement of teaching philosophy.
Belmont seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of faith. Belmont is among the fastest growing universities in the nation. Ranked No. 6 in the Regional Universities South category and named a “Most Innovative” university by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of over 8,300 students who come from every state and 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The university’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs. With more than 90 areas of study, 22 master’s programs and six doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual’s horizon. A comprehensive, coeducational university located in Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont is a student-centered Christian university focusing on academic excellence. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes. Belmont’s Office of Human Resources actively pursues an annual affirmative action plan that outlines the university’s commitment to hiring women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals in all positions.
A 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.