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Assistant Professor

Belmont University
Nashville, Tennessee
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time

The Environmental Science Program in the Biology Department at Belmont University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2024. 

Candidates are invited to submit applications to join the Biology Department, a collaborative group of faculty who serve a diverse population of undergraduate science majors. Our faculty provides high quality learning experiences in a small class environment and engages undergraduates in various scientific research experiences.

Job Description & Qualifications

Job responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in our interdisciplinary Environmental Science program. This position will teach introductory Environmental Science courses, courses within the general education curriculum, and may teach upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise that support and complement current offerings in Environmental Science and Biology. Full-time teaching load is 24 hours per academic year. 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. 

The successful candidate will also develop a robust undergraduate research program that complements and expands current research offerings. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, student mentoring, scholarly activity, and departmental, college, and university service.

A Ph.D. in environmental science, biology, or related field, or progress toward a terminal degree, is required; teaching experience strongly preferred. Experience in GIS and data science are desired.

We welcome candidates with expertise in wildlife diseases, sustainability, climate change, green infrastructure, natural resource management, or other areas within the field of Environmental Science.

To Apply

For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to . A Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and one-page Response to Belmont’s Aspirational Aim must be attached to complete the online application.  In the cover letter, include information about research interests with examples of specific undergraduate research projects and a teaching philosophy statement.

About Belmont University

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff who will support our mission and vision. As a Christ-centered and student-focused community, we aim to:

  • Form diverse leaders of character; Equip people to solve the world’s complex problems through teaching, research and service; Be radical champions for helping people and communities flourish.

Located two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University comprises nearly 9,000 students from every state and 33 countries. Nationally ranked and consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for innovation in higher education, the University offers more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master’s programs and eight doctoral degrees. With a focus on whole person formation and data-informed social innovation, Belmont is committed to forming diverse leaders of character equipped to solve the world’s complex problems. For more information, visit

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

Review of applications will begin September 30, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.



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