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, Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Global Health

The Center for Medicine, Health, and Society (MHS) at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a joint tenure-track Assistant Professor position with MHS and Public Policy, to begin fall semester 2018.  We seek an interdisciplinary scholar who will have a tenure-track home in MHS and teaching duties in both MHS and Public Policy.  Field of specialization is open, with preference for an interdisciplinary social scientist, theorist, or policy scholar whose work explores critical approaches to global health policies or institutions, global health inequities or disparities, global health politics and economies, or points of continuity between the so-called Global South and the US South. Regional specialty is open to scholars conducting research in any part of the world.  Strong research skills and the ability to obtain external funding are highly desirable.  The university is home to a strong network of global health researchers, and there are collaborative opportunities with multiple Arts and Science departments as well as in the School of Medicine.

Vanderbilt expects excellence in teaching and in research.  Ph.D. is required by August 16, 2018.  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.  These materials should be addressed to Jonathan Metzl and Dominique Behague, Co-Chairs, Global Health Search Committee.

Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Please contact Jonathan Metzl ( or Dominique Behague (dominique.behague@Vanderbilt.Edu) with any questions.


Search: Medicine, Health, and Society, Senior Lecturer

The Center for Medicine, Health, and Society (MHS) in the College of Arts & Science at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer, full-time, not on the tenure track.   The position of Senior Lecturer carries a 3-3 annual teaching load. This position has the potential for course release for administrative responsibilities associated with our growing MA program in Social Foundation of Health. Interdisciplinary educators with experience in academic administration and expertise in intersectionality and health, health politics and infrastructures, health humanities, or historical approaches to race/racism and health will be given preference.  Primary responsibilities will include teaching in undergraduate and MA-level programs, with the possibility of working with the Director of Graduate Studies to expand and sustain the MA curriculum, participating in multidisciplinary teams, and helping to build connections between MHS, the Vanderbilt Medical Center, and the Nashville community at-large.

MHS is an innovative multidisciplinary research and teaching center that applies humanities and social science methods to biomedical questions.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  The two-year appointment will begin fall 2018 with possibility for reappointment.   Ph.D. required by the time of appointment. The final candidate for this position must successfully complete a background check per university regulations.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, information on teaching effectiveness, and a brief sample of scholarly writing, addressed to Jonathan Metzl and Laura Stark, Co-Chairs, MHS Grad Search Committee electronically via Interfolio. In addition, you will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation via the Interfolio portal. More information about MHS can be found via our website,, and about the MA programs at