Assistant Professor of Theology and Bioethics at Belmont University

October 27, 2022

Type: Full-Time
Posted: 10/17/2022
Category: Religious Studies and Theology
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
This faculty member will demonstrate comfort in both the theory and practice of theology and bioethics in an interdisciplinary fashion. This faculty member will research in theology to meet the deepest questions that animate theological bioethics at the philosophical levels of metaphysics, history, and moral practices of medicine, and answering them with the core realities of Christian theology. This faculty member will also develop undergraduate and medical school curricula in theological bioethics and work practically in clinical ethics, with the requisite training to provide clinical ethics consultation in the hospital, as well as instruct and form medical trainees in the practice of clinical ethics.

Job functions:
  • Creating and teaching undergraduate courses in Theological Bioethics designed for pre-medical and health professions students.
  • Curriculum development in the Frist College of Medicine, especially clinical ethics education for the clinical clerkships.
  • 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 colleges 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Embodiment of Christ-centered vocation through commitment, service, and leadership.
  • An appreciation of Belmont University – its past, present and future.
  • Proven interdisciplinary scholar in theology and bioethics.
  • 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 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.
Required Education Earned doctorate degree from an accredited institution in Theology and Bioethics

Required Experience – Experience in clinical ethics consultation. – University/college teaching experience. – Evidence of scholarly achievements in theology and bioethics.
Belmont University is a Christian community. The university faculty, administration, and staff uphold Jesus as the Christ and as the measure for all things. As a community seeking to uphold Christian standards of morality, ethics, and conduct, Belmont University holds high expectations of each person who chooses to join the community. In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/the American with Disabilities Act, Belmont University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation in its administration of education policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or employment. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University.  Click here to learn more.

Belmont’s Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer under all applicable civil rights laws.