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The Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Science, invites applications for a faculty position in neuroscience at the Assistant (tenure-track) or the Associate (tenured) Professor level. We seek applicants with innovative research programs that address fundamental questions at the interface of psychology and neuroscience using nonhuman primate models.  We particularly welcome applications from scientists who utilize cutting edge methodologies with potential translational implications that complement existing programs of research at Vanderbilt in cognitive, behavioral, and systems neuroscience.  Vanderbilt University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty.  Vanderbilt is an AA/EO employer and particularly encourages applications from minorities, women, and members of other underrepresented groups.

 Vanderbilt encourages and facilitates collaboration across departments and schools. Outstanding institutional resources supporting research include the Academic Computing Center for Research & Education, Center for Cognitive & Integrative Neuroscience, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, Vanderbilt Institute of Imaging Science, Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research & Education, Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science & Engineering, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Vanderbilt Vision Research Center.

 The candidate will have opportunities to teach and supervise students in our excellent undergraduate and graduate programs in neuroscience and psychological science. The neuroscience graduate program at Vanderbilt includes faculty from a broad range of departments (

 Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, up to three relevant publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to

 The search will remain open until the position has been filled; applicants are urged to submit their materials at their earliest convenience. Informal inquiries may be sent via email to



Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychological Science

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

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  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.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, although the search will remain open until the position has been filled. Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Open Rank Faculty Position in Quantitative Methods

The Quantitative Methods (QM) program in the Department of Psychology and Human Development, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University, is recruiting to fill an open rank faculty position, with a preference for candidates who would be appointed at a late Assistant or Associate Professor level.  The competitive candidate must have a developing or already-established outstanding reputation encompassing statistical methods, statistical modeling, and/or psychological/educational measurement.  Examples of specific areas that would enhance and expand our current specializations include Multivariate Statistics, Big Data Applications, Computational Statistics, Bayesian Methods, Dynamical Systems Modeling, and Latent Variable Modeling.  Our program values a strong commitment to research and teaching, as well as a collegial/collaborative spirit. 

The successful candidate will join an intellectually vibrant program of QM scholars; see the following link for details:

Peabody College is one of the premier colleges of education in the U.S. (including the #1 ranking for five of the past seven years).  Vanderbilt University is an outstanding private institution with excellent students, staff, and facilities.  VU is located in Nashville, an exciting city of almost 2 million residents. Nashville is well-known as a world leader in music, arts, entertainment, cuisine, sports, medicine, government, and education.

Applications should include a current curriculum vitae, a statement of research/teaching activity, representative reprints/preprints, and indications of teaching excellence (including student evaluation material).  Applications may be attached to an e-mail, and sent to  Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the e-mail address above.  Questions may be sent to the Director of the QM program, Joe Rodgers, at  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.  Vanderbilt is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.