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Practice Faculty (Assistant/Associate) in Human and Organizational Development

Vanderbilt University Peabody College
Nashville, TN
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Nov 29, 2021

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The interdisciplinary Department of Human and Organizational Development (HOD) invites applications for a non-tenure line Practice Faculty position (at the Assistant or Associate rank) in Human and Organizational Development. We seek a candidate who is committed to social justice with strong experience in community-based, applied research and practice. Scholars with a PhD in community psychology, sociology, geography, anthropology, public health, organizational development, and allied social sciences are welcome. Areas of content specialization are open; however, the ideal candidate will contribute to departmental strengths in at least one of three topical areas: education and youth development; community health; and/or urbanization, environment, and community development. Within these areas, scholars whose teaching, research, and practice use theories and methods designed to uncover, explore, address, and combat injustice and inequality will be strongly considered.

The normal practice faculty course load is three courses per semester (six per year). Faculty can expect to teach undergraduate and master's level courses in the HOD undergraduate, Community Development & Action master's degree, and/or Human Development Studies master's degree programs. Qualified candidates should also be prepared to mentor undergraduate students and professionals in these programs. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will have a productive research program in one of the three topical areas listed above. Demonstrated capacity to secure external funding is a plus. The application review process will begin November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled (applications will receive full consideration through December 10, 2021). PhD must be in-hand no later than July 15, 2022.

Please submit application material, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, statement about your experience and commitment to diversity, writing sample (please limit to 30 pages; can include publications, toolkits, policy papers, or other practice-focused documents), and names of three people we could contact to provide letters of reference via the following link:

Additional questions may be directed to (, 615-322-2677 or information about the department may be found at .

Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Vanderbilt, you will be required to comply with the University's vaccination protocol. Effective August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Vanderbilt University.

Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal Opportunity and Access Office

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas. The university actively seeks applicants from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

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