Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

Vanderbilt University Department of Biological Sciences

United States


The Vanderbilt University Department of Biological Sciences and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute invite applications for a tenure-track, faculty position in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at the Assistant Professor rank. We are seeking outstanding scientists with an interdisciplinary perspective addressing fundamental questions in neurobiology at a mechanistic level. The successful candidate will develop an independent research program broadly within the area of molecular and cellular neuroscience that complements current departmental strengths ( and will have an integral role in the trans-institutional Vanderbilt Brain Institute (, which supports basic science and clinical research, education/training, and outreach.


Selection criteria include excellence in neuroscience research and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate students at a high level of effectiveness.

Application Instructions

Click the Apply Now button to apply. Applicants will be prompted to submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, PDF copies of three significant publications, a two-page statement of research interests, and brief statements of teaching philosophy and diversity and inclusion. Applicants will also be prompted to arrange for three letters of recommendation. Completed applications must be received no later than December 1, 2020. 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 are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Vanderbilt University is located in the heart of Music City, Nashville, TN, and ranks in the top 15 National Universities. Nashville is consistently rated as one of the best cities in which to live.

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