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

Senior Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track

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. This is a unique position that combines undergraduate and graduate teaching with leadership and administration in our growing MA program in the Social Foundations of Health.  The position of Senior Lecturer carries a 3-3 annual teaching load, but this position has the potential for course release for team-based administrative responsibilities. 

Interdisciplinary educators with experience in academic administration, curricular development, and/or social media development and expertise in health humanities, writing and rhetoric, intersectionality and health, narrative approaches to health and medicine, disability studies, medical anthropology or sociology, 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 MHS Chair and Director of Graduate Studies to expand and sustain the MA curriculum.  The successful candidate will also participate in multidisciplinary teams, and help to build connections between MHS, the Vanderbilt Medical Center, and the Nashville community at-large.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.  The three-year appointment will begin fall 2019 with possibility for reappointment conditional upon performance.   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, evidence of teaching effectiveness, the names of three referees, and a brief sample of scholarly writing, addressed to Jonathan Metzl, Chair of MHS, electronically via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/60029. Second-round candidates will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation via the Interfolio portal.

 

Research Assistant position

Advanced undergraduate or graduate student interested in working on research related to health disparities and the social determinants of health at the intersection of social and biological sciences. Preference for students who are Federal Work Study eligible. Please email resumes to Dr. Lauren Gaydosh at lauren.m.gaydosh@vanderbilt.edu

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Formatting and editing manuscripts
  • Aid in basic data management and preparation of reports
  • Organize and manage bibliographic management software
  • Ability to follow directions and perform repetitive tasks with limited supervision is required
  • May request opportunities to learn new skills
  • Future opportunities are likely to result from this experience

Skills:

  • Ability to read and summarize academic social science papers
  • Training in statistical analysis preferred
  • Proficiency analyzing quantitative data using R or Stata preferred
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