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Vanderbilt University

College of Arts and Sciences

Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience

Full Time Non-Tenure Track Senior Neuroscience Lecturer


Open Date:  October 29, 2018

Close Date:  No date set



The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program for Undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a senior lecturer to teach undergraduate classes in neuroscience. This position is a full-time, non-tenure track appointment for an initial three-year contract with the possibility of subsequent renewal, conditional upon performance. Candidates must have earned a doctorate in a field of relevance, such as neuroscience, biological science, pharmacology or psychology. Successful candidates must have experience teaching in a higher education setting and must be able to provide evidence of excellence in teaching. We are particularly interested in individuals who can teach topics related to cellular and molecular neuroscience.

Additional information about the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program is available at . Please contact search committee chair, David Zald, Ph.D. ( for questions.


The Neuroscience program provides a premed curriculum with an emphasis on understanding the brain at multiple levels of analysis and is committed to engaging all students in immersive research experiences. The program involves faculty from multiple departments, including Biological Sciences and Psychology, as well as departments within the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. As such, successful candidates will need to be able to work collaboratively in a diverse academic environment. In addition to teaching responsibilities, senior lecturers are expected to participate in advising of Neuroscience majors and minors and may be asked to help coordinate immersive research experiences.

Application Instructions


To apply, please submit: 1) a letter describing your teaching interests and professional experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) available evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 3) three letters of reference to Review of applications will begin December 7 and will continue until the position is filled.


EEO Statement

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.