Belmont University Fellow in Neuroscience (Nashville, TN)

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Belmont University

Belmont University Fellow in Neuroscience

Position Title

Belmont University Fellow in Neuroscience


Full Time/Part Time

Full Time


Job Type

Full Time Non Tenure Track


Internal Job Category



Contract Type

12 Month




Sciences and Mathematics


Position Purpose

Belmont University is looking to hire a Fellow in Neuroscience to join the growing Neuroscience program in Nashville, TN. 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. The Belmont University Fellow in Neuroscience will teach Introduction to Neuroscience, General Psychology, Introduction to Psychological Sciences, Research Methods and/or other courses related to neuroscience and particular expertise when needed. Preference will be given to a minority candidate who holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience (or related field) with a demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and undergraduate engagement.

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. This position carries a combined teaching and research load of twelve hours per semester.

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.

Demonstrate a record of excellence in designing and teaching undergraduate courses in neuroscience, psychology, biology and/or a related field.

Demonstrate strong research skills and have the ability to incorporate undergraduates into the research schema.

Demonstrate ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students at the undergraduate level.

Must be skilled in the use of computers and Internet resources, especially Microsoft Word, , Excel, PowerPoint and Blackboard.

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

Demonstrate excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing.



Neuroscience, Psychology or Biology teaching and strong research experiences preferred.



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 strongly 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.

The Neuroscience program is housed in the Department of Psychological Sciences. Shared laboratory spaces provide a new fellow with multiple opportunities for teaching and research, including wet-lab setups, psychophysiological tools (Biopac, Muse), driving simulator, VR environment, Eyetrackers, Linux computer systems for computational tasks, and more.

1) Prepare a cover letter that identifies your interest in attaining the Teaching Fellowship and what skills make you a great candidate.

2) Prepare a comprehensive academic CV.

3) 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.

4) Prepare a 1 page reseach statement, describing your research to date and how you could incorporate undergraduate students in such activities.

5) 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 .


An electronic version of your cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, research statement 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.



Job Functions:

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

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.

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.


Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Academic C.V.
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research statement
  5. Response to Mission, Vision and ValuesUniversity Fellow in Neuroscience