Job opportunity: Tenure-track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor in Sociology, Vanderbilt University

Unit: Sociology  

Position Type: Faculty  

Location: Nashville  

Open Date: Oct 31, 2022  

Close Date: No date set  

Department of Sociology Position:  

Tenure-track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor in Sociology  

The Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track  Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor in Sociology with research specialty in social  inequality and sexualities to begin fall semester 2023. This position will be associated with a new  Discovery Vanderbilt interdisciplinary initiative in economic, social, and political inequality.  The tenure home for the position will be in the Department of Sociology. The ideal applicant will  have a research program capable of generating external funding and/or a demonstrated track  record of such funding. We are particularly interested in candidates studying LGBTQIA+, racial  and ethnic, and/or health inequalities. The university is home to a strong network of  LGBTQIA+, racial and ethnic, and health and medical researchers, and there are collaborative  opportunities through the Vanderbilt LGBTQ+ Policy Lab, the Department of Medicine, Health,  and Society, and African American and Diaspora Studies.  


Vanderbilt expects excellence in research and teaching. The Ph.D. is required by August 1, 2023.  Application Instructions  

To apply, please submit via Interfolio [ ] the following: 1) a  letter describing your research and teaching interests and professional experience; 2) curriculum  vitae; 3) two samples of your scholarly writing; 4) available evidence of teaching effectiveness,  including course evaluations, if available; 5) a diversity statement and 6) three letters of  reference.  

Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please  contact Holly McCammon (, 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.