We are now accepting applications for a qualified Assistant Professor at Belmont University.
Internal Job Category
Tenure Track (Faculty) Full-Time
Coll Lib Arts & Soc Sciences
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Belmont University–a private, Christ-centered higher education institution in Nashville, Tennessee–is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in the Legal Studies program at the rank of Assistant Professor and Program Director beginning on August 1, 2023.
Job responsibilities include serving as the Director of Legal Studies and teaching undergraduate courses in legal studies, criminal justice, the candidate's specialty area, and general education. Applicants will be considered who hold a JD and/or PhD in legal studies, criminology, criminal justice, or a closely related discipline, with demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. The candidate hired will be responsible for maintaining and improving the Legal Studies program, including overseeing advising, recruiting, curriculum development, and other duties.
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, and a Response to Belmont's Mission, Vision, and Strategic Path to 2030 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 8,900 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. Five key themes undergird the University's vision and help differentiate a Belmont education: the pursuit of 1) whole person formation, 2) data-informed social innovation, 3) an integrative approach to health and wellness, 4) hope and inclusive excellence to help reweave the social fabric and 5) storytelling that inspires the world with messages of truth, beauty and goodness. 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 masters' programs and six doctoral degrees, Belmont University provides an unparalleled environment for students to become all they were created to be.
Review of applications will begin March 15 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.
Demonstrated capacity to engage in high quality scholarly activity.
Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
Required Education Applicants will be considered who hold a JD and/or PhD in legal studies, criminology, criminal justice, or a closely related discipline, INIMUM level of certification, licensing, or education needed.
Required Experience A minimum of 3 years of university-level teaching experience in legal studies, law, criminal justice, and/or related areas. Some administrative leadership experience is required.
The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.
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