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Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair in Educational Neuroscience

Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education invites applications for an endowed chair position in Educational Neuroscience. The search is for a senior scientist at the associate or full professor level, and the position is intended to support the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the learning sciences from a neuroscientific perspective, with a focus on furthering the scientific understanding of learning and learning contexts. Outstanding candidates in any discipline represented at Peabody College will be considered, but the ideal candidate would have a strong background in neuroscience, education, and psychology. Applicants should have an established record of research publication, external funding, and mentoring of graduate students.  The Peabody College environment is one in which collaboration is highly valued. Preference will be given to candidates with interest and capacity for coordinating and conducting research that leverages existing faculty strengths yet sets new directions for the College in educational neuroscience.

Vanderbilt University is a leading center both in education and in neuroscience. Peabody College is consistently ranked as the top 1-2 colleges of education, and Vanderbilt’s neuroscience program has recently been selected as the neuroscience program of the year by the Society for Neuroscience. In addition, Vanderbilt’s Ph.D. program in neuroscience is distinctive for its focus on experimental approaches to the brain basis of education.  Vanderbilt is an especially rich environment for psychologists, with two complementary psychology departments (one in Peabody College, and one in the College of Arts and Science) that collectively include over 50 faculty, along with related faculty in Peabody’s departments of Special Education and Teaching and Learning. Visit http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/ for more information about Vanderbilt University, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, the department of Psychology and Human Development, and the Educational Neuroscience program.

This search is part of a major trans-institutional initiative in the learning sciences that includes two additional chaired faculty positions in Peabody College, and one additional tenure-line position in Psychology and Human Development. These include the Currey-Ingram Chair in Reading, the Dunn Family Chair in analysis of big data, and an assistant-level position in Cognitive Science of Learning. Information about these positions can be obtained at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/faculty/faculty-research/open_faculty_positions/index.php.  Individuals interested in any of these positions are encouraged to apply to the position they feel best suits them and should feel free to consult with the search committees via the listed contact emails.

Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.  People of color, women and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

The search will start immediately and remain open until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest that describes his/her research program, a vita, and representative research publications. These materials should be sent to EdNeuroPsychSearch@vanderbilt.edu.

 Senior Lecturer Position in Quantitative Methods

The Quantitative Methods program in the Department of Psychology and Human Development of Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development is searching to fill a senior lecturer position to teach introductory statistics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  The appointment will likely begin in August, 2015, although there is potential to fill the position starting in January, 2015.  The ideal candidate will have a number of qualifications:  1)  An earned doctorate in quantitative psychology, educational measurement, biostatistics, or another field closely related to quantitative methods;  2)  Experience teaching introductory statistics, ideally to both undergraduates and graduates;  3)  Indication of outstanding success in the classroom, including exemplary student evaluations, letters of recommendation endorsing teaching excellence, teaching awards, the development of innovative teaching material, and/or publications related to teaching.

The Department of Psychology and Human Development includes programs in Clinical, Developmental, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Quantitative Methods (QM).  QM is a vibrant program of eight faculty who work on the cutting edge of topics in statistical/mathematical modeling.  For information about the faculty and department, see http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/psych/index.php.  The successful applicant will teach outstanding students in one of the top-rated Colleges of Education and Human Development in the U.S., with small class sizes (typically less than 30), and will receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits.  This senior lecturer position will initially be filled for a three-year term appointment, with the expectation of renewal.  A typical teaching load will be three courses per semester (with the potential for multiple sections of the same course in some/most semesters).  Courses to be covered include introductory and advanced undergraduate statistics, introductory graduate statistics, introductory graduate research design and ANOVA, and introductory graduate regression and correlation.  Additional duties may include advising undergraduate students and supporting the new Masters program in Quantitative Methods through advising, teaching, and administrative activity.

Applicants should send a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, additional supplemental material (e.g., publications, curriculum development material, student evaluation summaries, etc.) and a teaching statement to QMSearch@vanderbilt.edu. Letters of reference will be solicited; potential references should be indicated in the cover letter, including e-mail addresses.  Material can be sent as attachments to an e-mail addressed as above, or to:

QM Senior Lecturer Search Committee
Psychology and Human Development
Vanderbilt University, 0552 GPC
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203-5721

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.  Late applicants may e-mail the address above to find out if their application is still of potential interest.  Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

 

 Assistant Professor of Psychology Position in Cognitive Science of Learning and Development


The Vanderbilt University Department of Psychology and Human Development is seeking an outstanding psychologist for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in the area of COGNITIVE SCIENCE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT (CSLD). The department is composed of internationally recognized scholars who work to increase the understanding and application of basic psychological processes related to the learning and development of cognition, behavior, and emotion in natural contexts. CSLD is a new focus area combining strengths in cognitive science, developmental science, and cognitive neuroscience. We seek candidates whose research addresses common themes in our department through interdisciplinary research focused on basic cognitive processes that have implications for learning in formal or informal settings or for understanding cognitive change in ecological context. Candidates whose research focuses on learning processes, conceptual change, educational psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and/or technological supports for learning will receive special consideration. The CSLD area consists of 8-10 full-time faculty whose strengths are complemented by professors in other units in the university, including the Department of Psychology, Educational Neuroscience, Special Education, and Teaching & Learning.


Primary responsibilities of this faculty position include establishing an active program of research, teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and service to the department, university, and the field. We especially encourage applications from underrepresented minorities.


For information about the faculty, department, and interdisciplinary opportunities, see http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/psych/index.php.


Applicants should send a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of up to 3 representative publications, and documents describing research and teaching interests to CSLDsearch@vanderbilt.edu. Three letters of reference should also be sent to this email address with the applicant's last name and the word "recommendation" in the subject line, or to the following address:


CSLD Search Committee
Psychology and Human Development
Vanderbilt University, 0552 GPC
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203-5721


To receive full consideration, applications should arrive by October 15, 2014, though the search will remain open until the position has been filled. Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 

Assistant Professor of Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience

 

The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the areas of cognition and cognitive neuroscience. We seek outstanding candidates who are developing novel approaches to advance understanding in a major domain of cognition, broadly defined. Of particular interest are individuals who combine creative and rigorous experiments with neural, computational and/or theoretically driven approaches. We are interested in scholars whose research and teaching will complement and extend our existing strengths in the domains of vision science, perception, attention, object learning, memory, cognitive control, decision making and social cognitive neuroscience (e.g., neurolaw). Ideally, the candidates' research interests would also bridge departments and disciplines. We particularly welcome applications from women and minority scholars.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, up to three copies of relevant publications, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4429

Applications should arrive by November 15, 2014 to receive full consideration, though the search will remain open until the position has been filled. Informal inquiries may be sent via email to frank.tong@vanderbilt.edu. Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 

 Assistant Professor of Psychology Position in Clinical Psychological Science Program

 

The Clinical Psychological Science Program at Vanderbilt University in the Department of Psychology and Human Development invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in clinical psychological science, with an emphasis on children, adolescents, and development. The Vanderbilt Clinical Science Program is internationally recognized for research on the etiology, treatment, and prevention of psychopathology, developmental disorders, and health problems in children and adolescents. We are interested in clinical researchers whose work focuses on the interface of neurobiological processes (e.g., clinical neuroscience, genetics, psychophysiology) with one or more of the following: affective, cognitive, or behavioral dimensions that underlie new and emerging models of psychopathology (e.g., Research Domain Criteria: RDoC), and has translational implications for interventions, developmental psychopathology, developmental disorders, developmental clinical neuroscience, or pediatric psychology. We seek an individual with a strong record of high quality and methodologically rigorous research, sustained productivity, potential for obtaining extramural funding, and teaching effectiveness. A Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited clinical program and completion of an APA-accredited internship are required.

For information about the faculty, department, and interdisciplinary opportunities, see  http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/psych/index.php

Applicants should send a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, up to 3 representative publications, a letter describing research aims and teaching interests, and at least three letters of reference to:

Clinical Science Search Committee
Psychology and Human Development
Vanderbilt University,
0552 GPC, 230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN   37203-5721

Applicants also may apply electronically by sending materials to ChildClinicalSearch@vanderbilt.edu.  Letters of recommendation also can be sent to this email address with the applicant’s last name and the word “recommendation” in the subject line.

To receive full consideration, applications should arrive by November 1, 2014, though the search will remain open until the position has been filled. Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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