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Assistant Professor in Global Health

Posted: 9/26/2017 (Employment)

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.  PhD 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, and submitted via the Interfolio portal:

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.

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Location: Vanderbilt University