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Faculty Fellowships Program


Recruitment for the 2024-2026 fellowship years begins in the Fall of 2023, with new fellows starting June 1, 2024

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The Belmont University Fellows Program provides a unique and valuable opportunity to increase diversity among future faculty. The fellowship focuses on traditionally underrepresented professionals in their discipline who recently completed their doctoral or equivalent terminal degree and desires to teach at a Christ-centered teaching-focused university. To support this, Fellows will be recruited based on their academic and professional accomplishments but will be selected with a focus on under-represented groups in their discipline. This two-year program allows for the Belmont Fellow to be mentored by a Faculty Mentor at Belmont University in the development and delivery of rigorous courses while engaging in a research program involving Belmont University students. The intent is to help develop the pipeline for faculty to transition from graduate research at “R1” institutions into teaching-research positions at institutions like Belmont.

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The Fellows Program

Belmont University Fellows are appointed with a 12-month, full-time contract beginning in June. This contract includes teaching two to three courses per semester (including summer teaching/research assignments), and guidance and supervision from a faculty mentor. Fellows, like full-time faculty, will receive a one-year contract for the next year pending satisfactory work in their first year The Fellow will join the first- and second-year faculty in sessions, programs and activities provided by The Teaching Center. Fellows and mentors will also participate in general Teaching Center activities available to all faculty members

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