Neuroscience Teaching Fellow

Job Type: 
Part-Time or Visiting Faculty
Institution: 
Belmont University

Belmont University is seeking a Fellow in Neuroscience to join the growing Neuroscience program.  We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about undergraduate education and looking to aid in developing unique course offerings in their field of expertise.  Under the guidance and supervision of a faculty member in Neuroscience, the Fellow will engage in both teaching and research. The Belmont University Fellow in Neuroscience 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.

  • Twelve credit hour equivalent teaching load per academic year (6 per semester); three credit hour equivalent teaching load per summer semester
  • The Belmont University Fellow in Neuroscience will teach Introduction to Neuroscience, General Psychology with or without Scientific Psychology Lab, Research Methods and/or other courses related to neuroscience of their particular expertise when needed
  • Collaborate with faculty mentor, Dean Spence, Assoc. Dean Ragsdale and students in research and other class-related scholarly projects
  • Engage in activities to support the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic campus community 
  • Engage in scholarly activity and professional development
  • Participate in meetings and assessment at the department, school, college, and university levels
  • 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.

Candidates should provide/upload the following along with your application:

  • Prepare a cover letter that identifies your interest in attaining the Teaching Fellowship and what skills make you a great candidate.
  • Prepare a comprehensive academic CV. 
  • Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes your teaching philosophy. This 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. You should also express your interest and inclusion of undergraduate populations in the classroom.
  • Prepare a 1 page research statement, describing your research to date and how you could incorporate undergraduate students in such activities.
  • 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. Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at http://www.belmont.edu/about/mission.htm

Ph.D. in Neuroscience preferred. Also consider PhD in Psychology, Biology and/or other related fields if course work and research focus fall under the neuroscience umbrella. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

For further information, contact Timothy Schoenfeld ([email protected])

To apply: visit https://belmont.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=10&c=belmont&id=1791