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Current Openings

Open Date: Sep 6, 2018

Department of Sociology Position:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociology of Health

The Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of health and well-being to begin fall semester 2019. We seek a scholar who focuses on the intersection of race/ethnicity with other key dimensions of inequality, including, for example, gender, social class, aging, and disability status in shaping health disparities.  Strong quantitative skills, with an ability to teach graduate quantitative methods, interest in participating in the new undergraduate Quantitative Social Science Program, and the capacity to attract 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 social movements, politics and organizations, work, race, gender, global/comparative, or population and migration.


Vanderbilt expects excellence in research and teaching. The Ph.D. is required by fall 2019.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit via Interfolio at this link: the following:

  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
  5. Three letters of reference.

Applications will be reviewed starting October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  Please contact André Christie-Mizell (, search committee chair, or Larry Isaac (, department chair, 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.