Vanderbilt University: Assistant Professor, Sociology of Artificial Intelligence

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 Sociology of Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor studying the societal influences of artificial intelligence (AI). The position begins fall semester 2023. We seek a scholar who investigates the sociology of AI’s development, meaning, application, or impact in one or more key institutional or other social domains, ideally with connections to one or more of the department’s two main graduate research focus areas: health and social movements. Possible areas include AI, machine learning, or digitization in health (including health care diagnosis or treatment; monitoring for effects of climate change, risk of toxic exposure or emergent diseases) or in social movements (including crowdsourcing, citizen science, or surveillance; movements involving equality/equity, justice, privacy, smart cities/cybercities, social media and digital technologies, workplaces). The capacity to bring in external funding is highly desirable.


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, 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.