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ASPIRE Teaching Internship: Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Posted by on Friday, June 10, 2022 in Announcements .

ASPIRE Teaching Internship

Introductory Biology course for science majors
Class Lecture: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8:00 – 8:50 am
Course-associated laboratory: Mondays 1:00 – 3:50 pm

August 24 – December 5, 2022

Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212

Belmont University consists of more than 8,400 students who come from every state and more than 36 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs. Belmont provides more than 95 areas of undergraduate study, 22 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees.

This teaching internship will provide experience in teaching a lab course within a liberal arts environment.  The participant will be hosted by Dr. Becky Adams, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology.  The intern will also gain some exposure and insight into the day-to-day activities of life as a tenure-track professor with a blend of teaching and research responsibilities at a medium-sized university with a strong liberal arts tradition.

The Principles of Biology I course includes 1 lab period and 3 lectures per week and is for Biology or other science majors as a pre-requisite for many courses.  Students are typically freshmen. The course topics include biochemistry, gene expression, cell biology, and introductory genetics.

The participant will:

  • Observe teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Meet and interact with undergraduate students
  • Give 2-4 guest lectures and receive feedback
  • Support teaching activities within a laboratory course
  • Meet and learn from other STEM faculty at Belmont


  • Internship would be for the fall semester, August-December 2022.
  • Part-time, un-paid opportunity (5-8 hours per week)

Applications due by noon, Wednesday July 20, 2022

To apply:

Your information will then be passed along to the host and they will contact you directly to schedule an interview.

Please review ASPIRE Internship FAQs: Found here

For further questions, please contact Ashley Brady (

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must be a current Vanderbilt University PhD student or a current postdoctoral fellow.
  • All PhD students must have completed all coursework for their degree prior to the start of the internship.
  • Biomedical PhD students must also have passed their qualifying exams before the application deadline.
  • Students and postdocs may not participate in more than one internship at a time.  More than one application may be submitted at a single time, but only one position can be accepted.
  • If you are not in a department supported by the BRET office, we will also require that you complete a form guaranteeing PI approval to participate in this program. Please contact Ashley Brady at for more information.
  • If you are an international student or postdoctoral fellow, your visa status may affect your work eligibility. Please contact Ashley Brady ( to discuss this further.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US

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