Associate or Full Professor (Med Soc 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.
  • The details for the Associate/Full Professor of sociology position follows.

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  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 ( or André Christie-Mizell ( 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.