Job Postings: Two Open Rank (TT) Positions in Human and Organizational Development, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College

Department:Human and Organizational Development
Position Title:Two Tenure-Line or Tenured Professors (Open rank) in Human and Organizational Development

Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College

Department: Human and Organizational Development

Position Title: Tenure-line or Tenured Professors (Open rank) in Human and Organizational Development

The interdisciplinary Department of Human and Organizational Development (HOD) invites applications for two tenure-line or tenured professors at the assistant, associate or full level in Human and Organizational Development.

One scholar should focus on community-driven approaches to promoting health / wellness and health equity. We are particularly interested in scholars who engage with community partners, policymakers, and/or other stakeholders to prevent and/or address problems affecting marginalized communities, including modifying systemic determinants of health and wellbeing and promoting community health.

The other scholar should focus on community development and/or organizational studies. Scholars exploring community-driven theories, methods, and interventions that promote social change or who study the role of groups and organizations in creating change in communities, organizational culture, or intergroup relations are encouraged to apply. 

Both candidates’ work should reflect an interest in and/or sensitivity to social and racial inequities. Areas of content specialization are open; however, the ideal candidates will build upon departmental strengths focused on issues and interventions related to affordable housing/homelessness, neighborhood resources and change (e.g., gentrification; nonprofits and multi-sector coalitions), community and youth organizing, school/community relations, community and youth violence prevention, youth and young adult psychosocial and sociopolitical development, and participatory action research.  

Scholars in psychology, sociology, organizational studies, human development, and allied social sciences pursuing any methodological approaches are welcome.

Successful candidates will have a productive research program, excellent teaching credentials, and the demonstrated capacity to provide leadership and enhance instruction at the undergraduate level. A track record or potential for external funding is preferred. Administrative leadership would be a plus. In addition to undergraduate teaching in the human and organizational development major, teaching and contributions to the doctoral program in community research and action, and one or both of our master’s programs in community development and action and human development studies are expected. This faculty position provides a unique opportunity to join a highly productive, diverse, and interdisciplinary faculty at a research-intensive university. 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).

Please submit application material, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, a statement about your experience and commitment to diversity, select publications, and three reference letters via ONE of the following links:

Health] or [Organizational]

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

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, and individuals with disabilities.

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