Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence announced on Friday that he will be resigning at the end of the 2015 school year to accept a position on Yale’s teaching staff. He said that he looked forward to returning to full-time teaching and working as a senior research scholar at Yale Law School. Lawrence has been serving as president of Brandeis since January 2011. Provost Lisa Lynch will be interim president while the school searches for a successor to Lawrence. Brandeis is known as as a private research and liberal arts school, as well as the only nonsectarian, Jewish-sponsored university in the country. The university is only 9 miles west of Boston, and currently has about 3,600 undergraduate students.