Current Opportunities at Vanderbilt

With the support of the Teagle Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science invites applications for the A&S College Core Fellows program. Application closes February 1, 2024.

Department College of Arts & Science
Full Description

A&S College Core Fellows will teach in Vanderbilt’s new undergraduate general education series, the First-Year Core: “Being Human” in the fall and “Science, Technology, Values” in the spring. These are small reading- and writing-intensive seminars taught from a common syllabus and in conjunction with faculty across the college. College Core Fellows will also carry some administrative responsibilities, assisting the Director and Associate Director of the Core Office in running the first-year program. Fellows will be part of an interdisciplinary cohort of instructors, develop their pedagogical skills and classroom practices, and receive faculty mentoring from the Core Office and a relevant A&S department. Fellowships provide a salary of $60,000, benefits, and up to $1000 for one-time moving expenses to Nashville when applicable.  More information on the new A&S College Core can be found here:

 The two-year fellowship will support early career scholars interested in general education, curriculum development, writing instruction, and higher education administration. We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary collaborations and writing pedagogy, and with a scholarly background in liberal studies, humanistic studies, and/or science and technology studies. Fellowships are for two years, with one renewal possible after the first year, and will begin on August 16, 2024.


  • Ph.D. in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences, conferred between August 1, 2022, and May 1, 2024.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

Postdoctoral fellows’ duties include: 

  • Teaching a 2:2 load, or equivalent, in the First-Year A&S College Core
  • Participating in orientation activities
  • Attending weekly “pod” meetings with other Core instructors
  • Attending and supporting occasional extra-curricular programs
  • Assisting the Director and Associate Director with course development and oversight
Application Details

To apply, please submit the following documents, all of which must be in PDF form:

  • Cover letter (up to 750 words) indicating your academic trajectory and expertise, your experience with interdisciplinary groups or collaborations, and your interest in and suitability for this particular fellowship.
  • Statement (up to 750 words) of teaching philosophy and experience.
  • C.V. (no more than 5 pages), which should include names of three references and their relationship to you.
  • You will also be asked to enter names and email addresses of three letter-writing references, one of whom must be your graduate academic advisor. Note: letters of recommendation will only be requested for fellowship finalists.

The online application form is available hereThe application deadline is February 1, 2024. Reference letters will be solicited for finalists after that date.

Please direct all questions to Professor Paul Stob, Director, A&S Core Office at

Contact Paul Stob
Posted 2023-12-18 20:05:01

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