Vanderbilt University: Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology

Department of Sociology & Public Policy Position:
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a joint tenure-track Assistant Professor position with Sociology and Public Policy, to begin fall semester 2018. We seek an environmental sociologist who will have a tenure-track position and teaching responsibilities in both Sociology and Public Policy. 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, health/medical, work, race, gender, global/comparative, or population and migration.  Strong research skills and the ability to obtain external funding are highly desirable. The university is home to a strong network of environmental researchers, and there are collaborative opportunities through the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment.

Vanderbilt expects excellence in teaching and in research.  The Ph.D. 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 to .

Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Please contact David Hess (, search committee chair, or Larry Isaac (, department chair, with any questions.

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


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