Tennessee, USA
Belmont University
Assistant Professor of Music Theory

The School of Music at Belmont University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Music Theory at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2022.


Job responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music theory, including aural skills, form and analysis, counterpoint, and other related topics. Competency in mentoring graduate students on culminating research projects is also expected. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, scholarly activity, and college and university service.

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.

> Complete 24 workload hours, or equivalent, per academic year.
> Advise and mentor students in research and other class-related projects.
> Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the college in which you teach.
> Participate in departmental and university committee work.
> Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.
> Advise students in course selection and degree completion.
> Participate in a local church and the community.
> Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies.
> Manage online grading system.
> Timely submission of book orders, if textbooks required.
> Maintain regular office hours.


A doctorate or progress toward a terminal degree (ABD) is required; teaching experience in higher education is preferred.

> Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the field of study.
> Knowledge of subject matter and course content taught.
> Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
> Demonstrated capacity to engage in high quality scholarly activity.
> Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
> Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.
> Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University’s online integrated database system for student grading.
> Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
> Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
> Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
> Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.
> Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.


See original job posting and apply online at: https://belmont.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=10&id=2109

An electronic version of the following documents must be attached to complete the online application:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching Philosophy
4. Response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, Values, and “Five Ways of Being,” articulating how the candidate’s knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to a Christ-centered, student-focused university of learning, service and give a brief statement of teaching philosophy.


For questions about the search process, please write to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Richard Hoffman (richard.hoffman@belmont.edu).

For informal questions about working at Belmont or in Nashville, you may write to Clare Sher Ling Eng (clare.eng@belmont.edu).