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Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
Upon request
Closing date
Mar 4, 2023

Job Details

The Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience ( at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Senior Lecturer rank to contribute to undergraduate teaching, advising and mentoring in the Neuroscience program. The highly collaborative Neuroscience program is supported by a large network of over 150 faculty from 7 of Vanderbilt’s schools (Arts & Science, Peabody School of Education, School of Medicine, Engineering, Blair School of Music, and School of Nursing). Vanderbilt’s unique spirit of collaboration and collegiality is supported by the close physical proximity of our schools and the Neuroscience program values and encourages cross-disciplinary scholarship. Opportunities for professional development are supported on campus through the distinguished Center for Teaching ( Nashville is a vibrant metropolis that is a growing hub for healthcare, finance, manufacturing, music and technology industries and offers a lively entertainment scene, including music, theatre, and professional sports.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to update and teach the Introductory Neuroscience course for the major (NSC 2201), as well as develop and teach Neuroscience elective courses. Vanderbilt strives to create and sustain an academically and culturally diverse community of scholars. As an Interdisciplinary Neuroscience program serving undergraduates, we are committed to providing an inclusive and inspiring education for our diverse student body. We are actively redesigning our curriculum to increase student community and success. Applicants with a strong record of teaching excellence, classroom innovation, application of evidence-based teaching, and experience working with diverse students are of particular interest.



Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related discipline (awarded no later than August 1, 2023).


Application Instructions

Please submit:

1. A cover letter with the names of three references (second-round candidates will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation via the Interfolio portal)

2. A curriculum vitae

3. A statement of teaching philosophy that includes ideas and goals for teaching a large Introductory Neuroscience course (suggested length 2 pages)

4. A statement describing philosophy and experience of providing inclusive education experiences to students from diverse backgrounds (suggested length 1 page)

5. Teaching evaluations, if available

Please see these resources for guidance for crafting teaching philosophy ( and diversity statements (


We value the strength that differences in background and experience brings to our workplace and learning environments. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Members of historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.


Submit applications directly to Review of applications will begin immediately.


For questions regarding the position, please contact Elizabeth Catania (


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.

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