Job: Law and neuroscience at Vanderbilt University

Law School
Associate Director for the Law and Neuroscience Project

The national MacArthur Foundation Law and Neuroscience Project, headquartered at Vanderbilt University Law School, is currently accepting applications for the Associate Director position.


The Associate Director will report to Director Owen Jones, New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law & Professor of Biological Sciences, and will be responsible for assisting in both the substantive and procedural management and operation of the Law and Neuroscience Project. The term of the position begins on May 16, 2011, with a flexible start date, and runs through June 30, 2012, with up to two additional years possible. Candidates must relocate to Nashville.


This position requires both a bachelor’s degree and an advanced degree. A law degree, as well as minimum of 24 months of relevant experience, is strongly preferred, as is familiarity with academic research. Applicants need not come from science backgrounds. However, some familiarity with one or more of the fields of biology, psychology, or neuroscience may prove helpful (and should be mentioned). Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

To apply, please send or email a C.V., transcript (unofficial is acceptable), brief writing sample, and a letter of intent to either: applylawneuro [at] (preferred) or to:

Sue Ann Scott
Assistant Dean for Personnel Services
Vanderbilt University Law School
131 21st Ave. South
Nashville TN, 37203

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


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