Belmont University

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, 2022.

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 2022; 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.

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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