Assistant Professor of Biology

Tennessee, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Biology at Belmont University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2021. Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.


Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in Human Anatomy & Physiology.  Additional teaching may include courses in Comparative Physiology, Functional Morphology, and/or upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise within the field of organismal biology.  This position will also contribute to introductory biology courses for majors and non-majors.  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. is required.  Prior teaching and post-doctoral experience is 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 

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at

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.


An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Research Statement describing a list of undergraduate research projects, and a List of Three References with contact information (phone and email) must be attached in order to complete the online application. 


Belmont's vision is 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.


Belmont University seeks to attract and retain active, highly qualified, culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision. A comprehensive, co-educational university located in thriving Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont is home to more than 8,200 students who come from every state and 28 countries, and the University is nationally ranked and consistently recognized as a “Most Innovative” institution by U.S. News & World Report. 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 100 areas of undergraduate study, 27 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon.


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


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


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