Openings

The Center for Medicine, Health, and Society (MHS) in the College of Arts & Science at Vanderbilt University has the following job opening(s):

Search: Medicine, Health, and Society, Tenured Professor of MHS, Assoc or Full

The Center for Medicine, Health, and Society (MHS) in the College of Arts & Science at Vanderbilt University invites applications from outstanding candidates with expertise in the areas of intersectionality, inequality, and health/mental health for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure. The primary appointment will be in MHS with secondary appointments possible in a number of social science departments at Vanderbilt.

MHS is an innovative research and teaching center that applies humanities and social science methods to biomedical questions. Further details about MHS can be found at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/mhs.  Interdisciplinary social scientists working on questions related to health equities or disparities, the politics of public health, health policies or economies, structural competency, medicine and social justice, genetics/epigenetics, or globalization and health, as they pertain to the health and well-being of women and girls of color, are particularly encouraged to apply. Regional specialty is open to scholars conducting research in any part of the world, with particular attention given to our Center’s focus on the US South or US South/Global South. Primary responsibilities include teaching and mentorship in undergraduate and graduate programs, participating in multidisciplinary research/grant teams, and helping build transinstitutional connections between MHS, the Vanderbilt Medical Center, and the Nashville community at-large.

This is one of three positions offered in a cluster-hire initiative in Race/Ethnicity between MHS and Sociology. The other positions are advertised in The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Vanderbilt expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion for both faculty and students. To apply, please submit 1) a letter of application describing your research/teaching interests and professional experience; and 2) curriculum vitae (letters of reference and evidence of effective teaching may be requested at a later date). These materials should be addressed to Jonathan Metzl, Chair, MHS Search Committee, and submitted as a single pdf file to AcademicJobsOnline.  Our target date for complete applications is November 4, 2016, but we will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled. Vanderbilt University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty. Women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.


MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY CLUSTER HIRE, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

The Department of Sociology and the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University are conducting a cluster hire in medical sociology/medical social science with an emphasis on racial/ethnic disparities.

  • The Sociology Department seeks to fill two openings in medical sociology: (1) a tenure-track assistant professor position and (2) a tenured associate or full professor position.
  • The Center of Medicine, Health, and Society seeks to fill a tenured associate or full professor position in the areas of intersectionality, inequality, and health/mental health.
  • Details for the Associate/Full Professor of sociology position follow. Department of Sociology Position:

Tenured Associate or Full Professor position:

The Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor, to begin fall semester 2017. We seek a medical sociologist with research and teaching interests in racial/ethnic disparities in health (including the social determinants of mental and/or physical health, social organization of health, or health policy). Strong quantitative skills, with an ability to teach graduate methods and statistics, and the capacity to bring in external funding are highly desirable. Candidacy for this position will be strengthened if the applicant can also contribute to one or more of our existing departmental strengths in environment, gender, global/comparative, population and migration, social movements, politics and organizations.

Vanderbilt expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion for both faculty and students. To apply, please submit 1) a letter of application describing your research/teaching interests and professional experience; and 2) curriculum vitae to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7905.  Letters of reference and evidence of effective teaching may be requested at a later date.

Our target date for complete applications is November 1, 2016, but we will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please contact Holly McCammon (holly.mccammon@vanderbilt.edu) or André Christie-Mizell (andre.christie-mizell@vanderbilt.edu) with any questions. Vanderbilt University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty.  Women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.


MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY CLUSTER HIRE, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

The Department of Sociology and the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University are conducting a cluster hire in medical sociology/medical social science with an emphasis on racial/ethnic disparities.

  • The Sociology Department seeks to fill two openings in medical sociology: (1) a tenure-track assistant professor position and (2) a tenured associate or full professor position.
  • The Center of Medicine, Health, and Society seeks to fill a tenured associate or full professor position in the areas of intersectionality, inequality, and health/mental health.
  • Details for the Assistant Professor of sociology position follow.

Department of Sociology Position:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor:

The Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, to begin fall semester 2017. We seek a medical sociologist with research and teaching interests in racial/ethnic disparities in health (including the social determinants of mental and/or physical health, social organization of health, or health policy). Candidacy for this position will be strengthened if the applicant can also contribute to one or more of our existing departmental strengths in environment, gender, global/comparative, population and migration, social movements, politics and organizations.  Strong quantitative research skills and the ability to obtain external funding are highly desirable.

Vanderbilt expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion for both faculty and students. Ph.D. required by fall 2017. To apply, please submit 1) a letter describing your research/teaching interests and professional experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two samples of your scholarly writing; 4) available evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5) three letters of reference to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7903.

Our target date for complete applications is October 1, 2016, but we will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Vanderbilt University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty.  Women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.