Job Openings

The Department of Health Policy periodically seeks candidates for faculty, staff, post-doctoral, student worker, and internship positions. Please see the individual sections below for current opportunities.

VUMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Please contact for more information about general information about available positions in the department.

  • Staff Openings - apply online at Work at Vanderbilt

    The positions listed below are currently open to application. Specific questions about the positions can be directed to VUMC Human Resources or the Department of Health Policy Business Process Manager Marché Hicks at


    Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


  • Faculty Openings

    The Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine is conducting a targeted search for an open-rank tenure- or non-tenure-track faculty position with a commitment to and record of research in the areas of health decision sciences and cost-effectiveness analyses.

    Learn more about the position and associated requirements by clicking the link below:

    Open-rank, tenure- or non-tenure-track faculty, beginning in 2022-23 academic year. 

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowships

    The Department of Health Policy supports post-doctoral candidates on a discretionary basis as funding and opportunities become available.


    Currently, the Department collaborates in the support and mentoring of a post-doctoral fellow through Vanderbilt University’s Data Science Institute. Postdoctoral fellows must apply, including a written letter of support in writing and apply through DSI. More information on DSI postdoctoral fellowships through VU can be found here.


    Specific questions about postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Health Policy can be directed to Christine Whitmore, PhD, at


  • The Department of Health Policy takes on student workers and interns (paid or unpaid) on a semester basis. If you are interested in working with a Health Policy faculty member or project, you are strongly encouraged to review the Primary Faculty page of our website to identify topic areas that match your interests.

    To apply, please complete an online application here. You will need to upload a current resume and a cover letter indicating your interests, skills, and the faculty members you are interested in working with. Student employment and internships are dependent upon funding and project availability. While preference is given to Vanderbilt Department of Health Policy MPH and PhD students, Vanderbilt undergraduate students are welcome to apply.

    NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, revised hiring and onboarding procedures have added significant delays to start dates.

    Current application deadlines are:

    Semester: Spring 2023                   Application Deadline: December 1, 2022

    Semester: Summer 2023               Application Deadline: March 15, 2023

    Semester: Fall 2023                        Application Deadline: September 1, 2023


    If you are a non-Vanderbilt student looking for a summer internship, we encourage you to explore working with us through the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy opportunities, particularly the Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program. Their application deadline is February 1st.

    Questions about student work positions and internships can be directed to Christine Whitmore, PhD at