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Vanderbilt University is a private, internationally renowned research university located in vibrant Nashville, Tennessee. Its 10 schools share a single cohesive campus that nurtures interdisciplinary activities. The university has a student body of over 12,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including 25.3% minority students and 1,169 international students from 84 countries. The School of Engineering currently comprises 90 tenured and tenure-track faculty, operates with an annual budget of $100 million including over $70 million of externally funded research, and teaches 1,400 undergraduate and nearly 500 graduate students. The School of Engineering over the past decade has been on a strong upward trajectory in national and international stature and prominence, and is in the process of building infrastructure to support a significant expansion in faculty size over the next five years. In the 2015 rankings of graduate engineering programs by  U.S. News & World Report , the School ranks third among programs with fewer than 100 faculty members.

With a metro population of approximately 1.5 million people, Nashville has been named one of the 15 best U.S. cities for work and family by  Fortune  magazine, was ranked as the #1 most popular U.S. city for corporate relocations by  Expansion Management  magazine, and was named by  Forbes  magazine as one of the 25 cities most likely to have the country's highest job growth over the coming five years. Major industries include tourism, printing and publishing, manufacturing technology, music production, higher education, finance, insurance, automobile production and health care management.








THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (EECS) AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY is seeking candidates for two tenured/tenure-track (T/TK) faculty positions in Computer Science. Appointments at all ranks will be considered; we prefer to fill at least one position at the assistant professor level. The areas of primary emphasis are Big Data and Cyber-physical Systems. The Vanderbilt CS program provides a unique, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research environment that spans a wide range of topics in Computer Science. New trans-institutional programs are creating opportunities for research on issues of broad significance that create and extend collaborations across multiple fields. We seek an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in both scholarship and teaching. Average T/TK faculty funding is nearly ~$1M per year from DARPA, DoD, NASA, NIH, NSF, and many industry sponsors. All junior faculty members hired during the past decade have received prestigious young investigator awards, such as NSF CAREER and DARPA CSSG. Successful candidates are expected to (1) teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (2) develop and grow vigorous programs of externally funded research, and (3) strengthen the CS program’s research areas and enhance the School of Engineering’s strategic directions in health care and medicine, security, and energy and natural resources.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that aspires to become a leader among peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of women and members of under-represented minority groups. Applications should be submitted online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6129. For more information, please visit our web site: http://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/eecs/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with an initial deadline of December 1, 2015, but will be accepted until the positions are filled.


THE DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall of 2016. We are particularly seeking outstanding candidates in the area of nanomaterials, for solving critical energy issues, as part of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s strategic growth initiative in Energy and Natural Resources. We strive for an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in both scholarship and teaching. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 15 tenured/tenure-track faculty members with strong reputations in research fields including nanoengineering, rehabilitation engineering, and medical robots, with an annual research expenditure of $6.7 million. The department encourages interdisciplinary research and the faculty is affiliated with 8 cross-campus research centers.  The successful candidate is expected (1) to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (2) to establish vigorous research programs with extramural funds, and (3) to contribute to the synergistic efforts in the School of Engineering and the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to address vital issues in Energy and Natural Resources. Applications consisting of a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and the addresses of at least three references (include email address) should be submitted online at  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6048


Founded in 1873, Vanderbilt is a private, coeducational university with approximately 6,700 undergraduates and 5,200 graduate and professional students. Vanderbilt University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer.

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