Faculty Employment Opportunities
(updated September 19, 2016)
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 underrepresented minority groups.
Ranked in the top 15 nationally, Vanderbilt University is a private, internationally recognized research university located on 330 park-like acres 1.5 miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Its 10 distinct schools share a single cohesive campus that nurtures interdisciplinary activities. The university has a student body of over 12,500 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 over $100 million, including $70 million from externally funded research, and serves over 1,400 undergraduate and nearly 500 graduate students. In the 2017 rankings of graduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report, the School ranks in the top three among programs with fewer than 100 faculty (behind Caltech and Harvard) and has risen steadily in the rankings over the past decade.
With a metro population of approximately 1.8 million people, Nashville has been named the “It” city byTime magazine, 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.
CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt University (VU ChBE) invites applications for one or more tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher. We seek outstanding candidates in all areas. Our focus will be toward candidates in the areas of materials and/or energy, who can synergistically leverage our strong interdisciplinary environment to establish a leading research program that applies engineering approaches to solve key societal problems. We also seek an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in both scholarship and teaching. This opportunity is part of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s strategic direction in ‘Energy and Natural Resources’ and coincides with the August, 2016 opening of the new 230,000 sq ft Engineering and Science Building.
VU ChBE (http://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/chbe/) is located within a 4 min walk of Vanderbilt's other engineering and science research departments and is adjacent to the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE). VINSE is the nucleus for nanoscale materials research at Vanderbilt, and is one of numerous interdisciplinary centers and institutes across the campus (http://research.vanderbilt.edu/centers-institutes/) that offers comprehensive and state-of-the-art core facilities. VU ChBE is also a short walk from the clinical departments of Vanderbilt’s renowned co-located medical center, facilitating interdisciplinary engineering research with potential translational medical impact.
Applications should be submitted electronically (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7659) and must include: a cover letter with names and contact information of at least three references, a CV, a statement of research and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applications received prior to November 1, 2016 will receive priority in evaluation. 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.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
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 or closely related areas. Appointments at all ranks will be considered; we prefer to fill at least one position at the assistant professor level. Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to develop and grow vigorous programs of externally funded research. Areas of focus for this search are:
(1) Computer Assisted Surgery and Interventions. We seek world-class expertise in medical image and signal analysis, computer vision, and medical robotics. The successful candidate will expand the CS curriculum in these areas and have a strong interest in translational research, collaboration with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and will be expected to engage with the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering (VISE: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vise). VISE’s mission is the creation, development, implementation, clinical evaluation and translation of methods, devices, algorithms, and systems designed to facilitate surgical and interventional processes and their outcome.
(2) Big Data/Data Science/AI. We seek world-class expertise in broadly defined areas of data science, machine learning, data mining, visualization, computer vision, and/or artificial intelligence. The Vanderbilt CS program provides a unique, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research environment. New trans-institutional programs are creating opportunities for research on issues of broad significance that create and extend collaborations across multiple fields.
Applications should be submitted on-line at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7736. For more information, please visit our web site: http://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/eecs . Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 1, 2016 with telephone interviews beginning December 1, 2016. The final application deadline is January 15, 2017.
THE EECS DEPARTMENT AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY is seeking a candidate for a (T/TK) faculty position in Electrical Engineering or a closely related area. Appointments at all ranks will be considered. Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to develop and grow vigorous programs of externally funded research. The areas of focus in this search include nanoscale optics, nano-electronics, computational nanoscience, new nanoscale materials, and/or nano-energy. The successful candidate will expand the EE curriculum in these areas, and work with faculty, staff and students in the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) to stretch the boundaries of nanoscience to advance our multi-disciplinary research, education, and outreach missions. VINSE recently constructed a new, state-of-the-art cleanroom and high-end instrumentation suite with expected occupancy in Spring 2017.
Applications should be submitted on-line at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7807 . For more information, please visit our web site: http://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/eecs/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 1, 2016 with telephone interviews beginning December 1, 2016. The final application deadline is January 15, 2017.
THE EECS DEPARTMENT also invites applicants for a Professor of the Practice or Lecturer of computer science. Primary responsibilities are to teach three core computer science courses ranging from introductory to upper-division per semester. Ideal qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in CS or related discipline and prior experience teaching computer science. This is a term appointment, eligible for renewal, contingent on performance. The CS program at Vanderbilt is growing, is committed to teaching and research excellence, and includes a number of Professors of the Practice who are fully integrated into CS faculty operations.
Applications should include a full CV, statement of teaching experience and interests, as well as names and email addresses of three references. These should be submitted to Professor Dan Fleetwood, Chairman of the EECS Department, at: email@example.com. For more information, please visit: http://eecs.vuse.vanderbilt.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking candidates to fill one, or possibly two, tenure-track faculty positions commencing Fall 2017. Appointments at the assistant professor level are anticipated but higher ranks may be considered for truly outstanding candidates. The department, school and university are fully committed in its research and teaching mission and in this search to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The successful candidate(s) in this search will have research expertise in cyber-physical systems pertaining to civil and environmental engineering, including the urban built environment, transportation infrastructure, and ecological systems.
Cyber-physical systems that combine physical and computational elements with networks of smart sensors and advanced algorithms for visualization, decision making and real-time control offer tremendous potential for addressing societal challenges in risk, reliability and resilience of infrastructure, energy and water resources management, and environmental sustainability. Synergy with the departmental (http://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/cee/Research/index.php) and school (http://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/research/StrategicResearchAreas.php) interdisciplinary research thrust areas is essential.
The School of Engineering provides a unique, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research environment that spans a wide range of topics. New trans-institutional programs are creating opportunities for research on issues of broad significance that create and extend collaborations across multiple fields. The successful candidate will carry out high-impact independent research and collaborate effectively with researchers within and beyond the department, as well as with other institutions. Successful candidates are also expected to develop an externally funded, nationally recognized research program. Additionally, the successful candidate will seek to integrate discovery and learning with a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching responsibilities will include core civil and environmental engineering courses, as well as new courses that are created in his or her area of specialization. The successful candidate(s) will have earned a Ph.D in a related discipline at the time of the appointment. We strongly encourage applications from women and members of under-represented minority groups.
Applications should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7644. Applications should include (i) vitae and publication list, (ii) statement of research, (iii) statement of teaching, and (iv) four references. For questions or problems with the online application procedure, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2016 or until the position is filled.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track faculty position to begin in the fall of 2017. Applications will be considered for positions at all ranks commensurate with qualifications. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline. The Department is particularly interested in candidates with research experience and interests in rehabilitation robotics and/or medical robotics.
The School of Engineering strives for an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in scholarship and teaching. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 15 tenured/tenure-track faculty members with reputations for excellence in research fields including nanoengineering, rehabilitation engineering, and medical robotics, with an annual research expenditure of $7.5 million. The department encourages interdisciplinary research and the faculty is affiliated with 8 cross-campus research centers. The School of Engineering is immediately adjacent to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which greatly facilitates collaboration between the schools of engineering and medicine. Successful candidates are expected to (1) teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (2) establish vigorous research programs with extramural funds, and (3) contribute to synergistic efforts within the School of Engineering. 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 on-line at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8005
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.