Assistant Professor of English

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Belmont University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2024.  

Job responsibilities include undergraduate composition and undergraduate and graduate writing courses. Demonstrated excellence in teaching required. A Ph.D. in English or Composition and Rhetoric or progress toward a terminal degree in the field of study is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in one or more of the following: Environmental Studies; Digital Humanities and/or Archival Studies; Writing Program Administration. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, student mentoring, 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. For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, and Response to Belmont’s Aspirational Aim must be attached to complete the online application. 

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff who will support our mission and vision. As a Christ-centered and student-focused community, we aim to:

  • Form diverse leaders of character;
  • Equip people to solve the world’s complex problems through teaching, research and service;
  • Be radical champions for helping people and communities flourish

During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a cover letter, Curriculum Vita/Resume and a one-page essay (300-400 words) describing how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life and your teaching philosophy and how your faith will help you contribute to the achievement of Belmont’s Aspirational Aim. 

Located two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University comprises nearly 9,000 students from every state and 33 countries. Nationally ranked and consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for innovation in higher education, the University offers more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master’s programs and eight doctoral degrees. With a focus on whole person formation and data-informed social innovation, Belmont is committed to forming diverse leaders of character equipped to solve the world’s complex problems. For more information, visit

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2024 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.  

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