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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 the “It” city by Time 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 a tenure-­track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek an outstanding candidate with demonstrated expertise in the areas of materials, particularly at the nanoscale, 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 construction of the new 230,000 sq ft Engineering and Science building slated for occupancy during the summer of 2016. 

VU ChBE (http://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/chbe/) is located within a 4 min walk of Vanderbilt's other engineering and science research departments as well as 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/6019) 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, 2015 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. 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 ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (EECS) AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY invites applicants for a Professor of the Practice or Lecturer of computer science beginning August 2016. 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 computer science 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.

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 include a full CV, statement of teaching experience and interests, as well as the names and email addresses of three references. These should be submitted to Professor Dan Fleetwood, Chairman of the EECS Department, at: dan.fleetwood@vanderbilt.edu. For more information, please visit our web site: http://eecs.vuse.vanderbilt.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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

GENERAL ENGINEERING (Engineering Management)

The Division of General Engineering at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor of the Practice of Engineering Management to begin Fall 2016. A PhD is required in engineering management or a relevant field. We are particularly seeking outstanding candidates with at least eight years of management experience in the tech industry. We strive for an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in both scholarship and teaching. The candidate’s areas of expertise should include: systems engineering, technology forecasting, technology strategy and IP strategy. It is desirable that the candidate have experience as an entrepreneur and in the patent awarding process. The successful candidate is expected (1) to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (2) advise undergraduate engineering science majors through their interdisciplinary curriculum, (3) to contribute to the synergistic efforts of the School of Engineering and the entrepreneurial community, (4) take an active role in the new Innovation Center currently under construction. Applications consisting of a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and the addresses of at least three references (include email addresses) should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6672 by January 1st, 2016.

 

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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