School of Music Faculty Fellow in Music (Violin)

Tennessee, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 24, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Music and the College of Music and Performing Arts at Belmont University are seeking applications for a non-tenure track post-doctorate Faculty Fellow in Music beginning June 1, 2021.  The Belmont University Fellow in Music will teach music courses and applied classical strings (violin) instruction, in addition to specialty area courses in violin and/or string education. The Fellow will have teaching duties in the Belmont String Crossings Summer Camp and collaborative performance opportunities with Belmont School of Music Faculty and other performing arts partners in Nashville. 

The Belmont University Fellows Program is a post-doctoral teaching and research program that provides a mentored, comprehensive, university-level teaching, creative and research experience with a Belmont faculty member.  This program provides a unique and valuable opportunity to increase diversity among future faculty.  Fellows candidates will have received a terminal degree in their discipline and possess a desire to seek a position at a teaching-focused institution.  To support this, Fellows will be recruited, based on their academic and professional accomplishments but will be selected with a focus on under-represented groups in their discipline.  This two-year program allows for the Belmont Fellow to be mentored by a Faculty Mentor at Belmont University in the development and delivery of rigorous courses while engaging in a research program involving Belmont University students.  The intent is to help develop the pipeline for faculty to transition from graduate research at “R1” institutions into teaching-research positions at institutions like Belmont. Find a complete description of the Faculty Fellowship on the Belmont website  


Preference will be given to candidates from under-represented groups in their discipline who hold a Ph.D. or D.M.A. in Music, with a demonstrated excellence in performance, teaching violin, and other music related teaching. The Fellow will engage in teaching under the guidance and supervision of experienced Belmont teachers and performers in the School of Music.  Fellows will also benefit from the rich performance and artistic opportunities with Belmont School of Music faculty and its performing arts partners in Nashville.  The Belmont University Fellow in Music will be appointed to a 12-month, full-time contract with University benefits.

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, 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.

The School of Music at Belmont University is a premier comprehensive music unit, nationally recognized for distinctive programs that are committed to high standards of artistic scholarship and performance while championing innovation and stylistic diversity.


The College of Music and Performing Arts is a vibrant creative community serving undergraduate and graduate students by providing nationally recognized, accredited programs in Music, Theatre and Dance. Artist/mentor faculty, along with world-class performances, vibrant visual artists, dynamic teaching, and study abroad opportunities, combine to provide a 21st-century path for student excellence, artistry, and creativity.


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.  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.