Neuroscience Lecturer

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Job description

The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program for Undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer to teach undergraduate classes in cellular and molecular neuroscience. This appointment is for an initial one-year contract, effective August 16, 2018, with the possibility of renewal upon positive review.

The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program involves faculty from multiple departments, including Psychology and Biological Sciences, and aims to provide a premed curriculum with an emphasis on immersive research experiences. The standard course load will be equivalent of six courses per year, and would likely include participation in advising of Neuroscience majors and minors, and coordination of student immersive experiences. As such, successful candidates will need to be able to work collaboratively in a diverse academic environment.

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

Candidates must have earned a doctorate in a field of relevance, such as neuroscience, biological science or pharmacology by August 16, 2018. Successful candidates must have experience teaching in a higher education setting, and must be able to provide evidence of excellence in teaching.

Review of applications will begin November 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

How to apply

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. Interested applicants should submit their applications via Interfolio at this link

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter (1)
  • C.V. (1)
  • Teaching Portfolio (1)
  • Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation (3)

Vanderbilt University Weather Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tenn., is a private research university and medical center offering a full-range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.