Vanderbilt University: Assistant Professor, Environmental Sociology

Unit: Sociology

Position Type: Faculty

Location: Nashville

Open Date: Aug 9, 2022

Close Date: No date set

Department of Sociology Position:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of environmental sociology to begin fall semester 2023. The capacity to bring in external funding is highly desirable. Candidacy for this position will be strengthened if the applicant can also contribute to at least one of our existing departmental strengths in social movements and medical/health sociology. The university is home to a strong network of environmental researchers, and there are collaborative opportunities through the Vanderbilt Program in Climate and Environmental 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 at this link , the following: 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, including course evaluations, if available; 5) a diversity statement and 6) three letters of reference.

Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Holly McCammon (, Department Chair, or David Hess (, Director of Climate and Environmental Studies, 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.