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Assistant Professor of Biology (Anatomy & Physiology/DevBio)

Company:
Belmont University
Job Location:
Nashville, Tennessee
Category:
Biology
Primary Duties and
Responsibilities:

The Department of Biology at Belmont University is seeking applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2023.

Candidates are invited to submit applications to join the Biology Department at Belmont University, a collaborative group of ten faculty that serves a diverse population of undergraduate science majors. Our faculty provide high quality learning experiences in a small class environment and also engage undergraduates in various scientific research experiences. Job responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate courses in Human Anatomy & Physiology and/or Developmental Biology. This position will also contribute to introductory biology courses for majors and non-majors and courses within the general education curriculum. Additional teaching responsibilities may include upper-level courses in the candidate's area of expertise that support and complement current departmental offerings. Full-time teaching load is 24 hours per academic year. The successful candidate(s) will develop a robust research program that engages undergraduate students. Preference will be given to candidates using Zebrafish as a research model, as the department has a fully functional zebrafish facility and a system for embryonic microinjections, though faculty utilizing other research model systems bringing novel areas of research to our department will also be considered. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, student mentoring, scholarly activity, and departmental, college and university service. Ph.D. or progress toward a terminal degree is required; teaching experience 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 https://jobs.belmont.edu. An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Research Statement describing the overall goals of your research program as well as descriptions of specific undergraduate research projects, and a Response to Belmont's Mission, Vision, Values, and "Five Ways of Being" must be attached 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 Christ-centered, student-focused university of learning and service. During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a response to Belmont University's Mission, Vision, and Strategic Path to 2030 articulating how the candidate's knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to the Belmont community. Candidates will also be asked to give a brief statement of teaching philosophy.

Located two miles from thriving downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University consists of more than 8,800 students who come from every state and 33 countries. Nationally recognized for its innovative approach and commitment to undergraduate teaching, Belmont is a Christ-centered, student-focused community intent on developing diverse leaders of purpose, character, wisdom and a transformational mindset who are eager and equipped to make the world a better place. In the classroom and beyond, the University aims to empower students, faculty and staff to become radical champions for helping people and communities to flourish. While committed to being global citizens, Belmont also seeks to be a great neighbor, engaging with and serving Nashville and the broader Middle Tennessee region as a trusted community partner. The University's location in the heart of the Tennessee's capital - and Nashville's growing reputation as one of the nation's most dynamic, creative and inviting cities - provides the perfect backdrop for an amazing higher education experience in a community known as "the Athens of the South." With more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master's programs and five doctoral degrees, Belmont University provides an unparalleled environment for students to become all they were created to be.. 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 October 3rd 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.

Required Qualifications :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 Christ-centered community of learning and service.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the
    field of study.
  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content taught.
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage in high quality scholarly
    activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
  • Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.
  • Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University's online integrated database system for student grading.
  • Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
  • Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
Required Education Ph.D. in Biology or related field, or progress towards a terminal degree (to be awarded before August 2023), is required.

Required Experience Prior postdoctoral experience is desired. Prior teaching experience is strongly preferred
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