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Faculty Openings

The Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine is searching for ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR candidates. This year the search committee is placing special emphasis on candidates with expertise in pharmacoepidemiology.

The Department of Health Policy was established in 2013 and has grown to include 22 faculty, with 11 tenure-track faculty recruited within the past five years. The combination of a major research university and preeminent medical center gives Department faculty incredible opportunities to build relationships with frontline care providers and policymakers which can lead to breakthrough discoveries.

Faculty interests include health care financing, insurance design and coverage; aging and long-term care; delivery system improvement; provider payment, health services research; pharmacoepidemiology; cancer epidemiology; and infectious diseases. The Department is built on the premise that research and innovative thinking should guide health policy and policymakers to understand implications of their choices.

The Department benefits from Vanderbilt’s single campus, the depth and breadth of health-related research conducted across the University and its location in the state capital. It boasts a robust data infrastructure and currently has active data use agreements with TennCare (Tennessee’s Medicaid program), the Veterans Affairs, the Health Care Cost Institute, and CMS (Medicare claims). We also have active partnerships with Vanderbilt’s recently launched Data Science Institute, and the Departments of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics.

The Department currently offers the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree – including a Health Policy track – and a doctoral program is planned. More about our faculty and programs can be found on our website,


Application instructions:            

Application deadline 11/15/18

Applicants must possess:

Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences (including M.D. or PharmD with advanced training), epidemiology, economics, health services research, statistics, public policy, public health, or a closely related field; and
potential to attract external funding for their research.

Successful applicants must be excited to work within a growing department to develop educational and research programs in a collegial and collaborative environment. The Department is placing a priority on recruiting faculty from underrepresented groups. 

The following items are required in your application:

  • Cover letter of interest describing how you meet the criteria above
  • Full academic CV/resume
  • Name and contact information of three (3) references
  • Manuscript that exemplifies the type of research you plan to conduct in the future
  • Applicants for assistant professor should have three (3) confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to

Please send your completed application directly to

Salary and start-up packages will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience. Priority will be given to applications received by November 15th, with a hire anticipated for the 2019-2020 academic year.

VUMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Please contact for more information.