Assistant/Associate Professor of Law

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

Belmont University College of Law, in Nashville, Tennessee, invites applications from entry level and experienced candidates to fill a tenure-track faculty position.  We are seeking candidates across a broad range of teaching and research areas, starting with the 2021-2022 academic year, with the successful candidate's teaching load also including Evidence.   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.

Job responsibilities include undergraduate teaching in the area of law. A successful applicant must have a J.D., strong academic background, and record that indicates the promise of both teaching excellence and high scholarly achievement.  Belmont is an EOE/AA employer and welcomes applications from candidates who may add to the diversity at Belmont College of Law.  Belmont College of Law reserves the right to exercise a preference for those candidates who support the goals and missions of the University.  The Belmont faculty is dedicated to teaching, service, and active engagement in scholarship.  The median LSAT/GPA for the 142 students who entered the law school in August 2019 were 156 and 3.63 (75th percentile: 158 and 3.84; 25th percentile: 153 and 3.28), placing the school well within the top 100 U.S. law schools for quality of applicants.  Belmont’s first-time bar passage rate for the July 2018 and 2019 Tennessee bar exams was 95.8%, one of the highest pass rates in the country, and its employment rate for the 2018 & 2019 classes was 95%. 

For additional information and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://belmont.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=10&c=belmont&id=1927

 

An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, and a Response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Values statement articulating how the candidate’s knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to a Christian community of learning and service must be attached in order to complete the online application.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. In addition to the application, please submit your letter of interest and curriculum vitae to lawfaculty.recruitment@belmont.edu

 

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. 

 

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at http://www.belmont.edu/about/mission.html

 

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.

 

 

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.

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.

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.

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