Vanderbilt University, Associate or Full Professor, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society

Search: Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Tenured Professor of MHS, Associate 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 our website,  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  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.

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