Vanderbilt University is an internationally recognized private research university in Nashville, Tenn. It offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. Faculty, students, and staff work closely together to examine challenging questions across a wide range of disciplines. As a result, postdoctoral scholars at Vanderbilt have the opportunity to further enhance their skills and prepare for future careers while working with leading scholars in the biological and physical sciences, engineering, the humanities, law and business, and the social sciences.
In academic year 2011, faculty across all disciplines received over $585 million in external funding for research. Vanderbilt is one of only 10 universities ranked in the top 20 on each of two key indicators: U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Universities and Colleges” (ranked 17) and federal obligations for science and engineering research and development (ranked 20). In addition, Vanderbilt was named one of the top 100 best places to work in the United States in FORTUNE magazine’s annual survey (2009) – the first educational institution to be named to the list. And in July 2010, it was named one of the best places for life scientists to work in academia by The Scientist magazine.
Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Persons with disabilities who have requests for reasonable accommodations should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services.