Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Vanderbilt University Department of Cell and Developmental Biology


As part of the Destination Vanderbilt faculty hiring initiative, the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology (CDB) at Vanderbilt University ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor; exceptional senior faculty applicants will also be considered. We seek candidates who are using contemporary approaches to address fundamental problems in any area of cell and developmental biology. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and diverse research community. Vanderbilt CDB is positioned in the top tier for NIH funding among all US medical schools, and has an exceptional faculty with a strong record of recruiting and promoting junior faculty. 

CDB is part of the Basic Sciences of the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University, which is renowned for its state-of-the-art core facilities ( Our collaborative research environment presents opportunities to interact with outstanding groups across both the University and Medical Center campuses. Incoming faculty will join a supportive peer group and have access to extensive mentoring. Candidates are expected to develop a strong, creative and sustainable research program and participate in the education and training of graduate students and postdoctoral scientists. 


Candidates with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and strong record of research achievement are invited to submit an application through Interfolio. 

Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Vanderbilt, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol.  Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Vanderbilt University.  

Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal, Opportunity and Access Office 

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials: (i) curriculum vitae, (ii) 2-3 page description of future research plans, (iii) a one page statement describing how your mentoring philosophy will advance CDB’s strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, (iv) reprints of up to three recent publications, and (v) three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by the referees through the Interfolio system.