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Ecology Teaching Fellow

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Posting Details


Position Title Ecology Teaching Fellow
Posting Number F00143
Posting date 03/31/2017
Closing date
Job Type Full Time Non Tenure Track
Internal Job Category Non-Tenure Track
Position Purpose

The Belmont University Fellow in Ecology or Environmental Sciences will teach biology, ecology and/or environmental sciences and other courses when needed. Preference will be given to a minority candidate who holds a Ph.D. in Ecology or Environmental Sciences with a demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and undergraduate engagement. Under the guidance and supervision of a faculty member, the Fellow will engage in teaching and research. The Belmont University Fellow in Ecology or Environmental Sciences will be appointed to a 12-month, full-time contract with University benefits. This contract/position is renewable up to one year with approval from the Dean. This position carries a combined teaching and research load of twelve hours per semester.

Job Functions

Job Function

Twelve credit hour equivalent teaching load per academic year (6 per semester); three credit hour equivalent teaching load per summer semester.

Job Function

Collaborate with faculty mentor, Dean Spence, Asst. Dean Ragsdale and students in research and other class-related scholarly projects.

Job Function

Engage in activities to support the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic campus community.

Job Function

Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.

Job Function

Participate in meetings and assessment at the department, school, college, and university levels.

Job Function

The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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.
Must demonstrate a record of excellence in designing and teaching undergraduate courses in biology, ecology and/or environmental sciences.
Must demonstrate strong research skills and have the ability to incorporate undergraduates into the research schema
Must demonstrate ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students.
Must be skilled in the use of computers and Internet resources, especially Microsoft Word, Blackboard.
Must show ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
Must demonstrate excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing.


Biology, ecology and/or environmental science teaching and strong research experiences preferred


Ph.D. in biology, ecology and/or environmental sciences. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Occasionally requires standing, lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying and climbing, reaching both high and low. Frequently requires walking and balancing. Constantly requires sitting, repetitious finger and wrist movement, speaking clearly, hearing conversations, hearing (with acuity), seeing near and far with depth perception and color vision.
Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well-being of all of its students, faculty and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, Belmont is a tobacco free campus.

Additional Information

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. 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.

Prepare a cover letter that identifies your interest in attaining the Teaching Fellowship.

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.

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at .

Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes your teaching philosophy which should incorporate concrete examples of what you have done or anticipate doing in a classroom setting or in preparation for working in a classroom setting.

An electronic version of your cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy and a response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Value must be attached in order to complete the online application process.

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.

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.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Response to Mission, Vision and Values
Optional Documents