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Fellow in Music

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Posting Details


Position Title Fellow in Music
Posting Number F00164
Posting date 10/31/2017
Closing date
Job Type Full Time Non Tenure Track
Internal Job Category Non-Tenure Track
Position Purpose

The Belmont University Fellows Program is a post-doctoral teaching and research program that provides a mentored, comprehensive, university-level teaching and research experience with a Belmont faculty member to members of under-represented groups that have recently completed their terminal degree. The School of Music and the College of Visual and Performing Arts are seeking a Belmont University Fellow in Music who will teach a BELL Core music experience course and applied string (cello) instruction, in addition to specialty area courses in cello and/or string education when needed.

Preference will be given to a minority candidate who holds a Ph.D. or D.M.A. in Music with a demonstrated excellence in teaching cello and other music related courses. The Fellow will engage in teaching under the guidance and supervision of Assistant Professor Elisabeth Small and research activities under the guidance and supervision of Professor Joel Treybig.

The Belmont University Fellow in Music will be appointed to a 12-month, full-time contract with University benefits that would include teaching up to three courses per semester (but not less than two courses per semester), along with summer teaching/research assignments. The position will begin June 1, 2018.

Job Functions

Job Function

1. Teach up to three courses per fall/spring semester, but not less than two courses per semester.

Job Function

2. Collaborate with Ms. Elisabeth Small and Dr. Joel Treybig in the development and delivery of rigorous courses, while also engaging in a research program involving students in cello and music study, student recitals/juries, and other class-related service and scholarly projects.

Job Function

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

Job Function

4. Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.

Job Function

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

Job Function

6. 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

Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrate ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students.

• Demonstrate ability to teach applied cello, assess student performances, and perform collaboratively with colleagues.

• Skilled in the use of computers and Internet resources, especially Microsoft Word, Blackboard.

• Demonstrate ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.

• Exhibit ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

• Exhibit interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design, string pedagogy, and performance collaboration, as well as ability to teach topical courses in the Bell Core.

• 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.

While completing the online application, applicants will be required to submit an essay describing their personal Christian faith and how their knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared them to contribute at Belmont University.

Applicants must attach an electronic version of a CV, cover letter, Christian faith essay, and teaching philosophy in order to complete the online application process.

The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


• Music appreciation and or other core music courses teaching experience preferred

• Must demonstrate a record of excellence in cello instruction, along with designing and teaching undergraduate courses in music


PhD or DMA in Music required

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

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.

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at

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.

Attach an electronic version of your CV, cover letter, response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Value, and teaching philosophy in order to complete the online application process. 

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.
Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Belmont University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation in its administration of education policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or employment. Under federal law, the University may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes. Belmont’s Office of Human Resources actively pursues an annual affirmative action plan that outlines the university’s commitment to hiring women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals in all positions.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Response to Mission, Vision and Values
Optional Documents
  1. List of Professional References
  2. Other Document 1