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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

EECS Faculty Searches

(updated October 10, 2019)

The EECS Department currently is seeking applications for TWO OPEN POSITIONS (One T/TK position and one Teaching Faculty position):


THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (EECS) AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in computer science. Candidates will be considered in broadly defined areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science,  natural language processing, visualization, and/or computer vision. Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to develop and grow vigorous programs of externally funded research. The Vanderbilt CS program provides a unique, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research environment. These positions are part of a broader multi-year faculty hiring initiative in the data sciences. Candidates will be core members of Vanderbilt's recently established Data Science Institute, and will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching mission of the institute, and ideally to foster research collaborations with existing faculty across academic departments working on data science related topics.

 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 School of Engineering is on a strong upward trajectory in national and international stature and prominence, and has built infrastructure to support a significant expansion in faculty size. In the rankings of graduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report, the School ranks in the top 5 among programs with fewer than 100 faculty members. 5-year average T/TK faculty funding in the EECS Department is above $800k per year. All junior faculty members hired during the past 15 years have received prestigious young investigator awards, such as NSF CAREER and DARPA CSSG.

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.

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Applications should be submitted on-line at: . For more information, please visit our web site: .   Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 15, 2019 with telephone interviews beginning December 1, 2019.  The final application deadline is January 15, 2020. 


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 position with a target start date of Spring or Fall 2020. Primary responsibilities are to teach three core EECS courses ranging from introductory to upper-division per semester. Ideal qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related discipline and prior teaching experience in these programs. This is a term appointment, eligible for renewal, contingent on performance. The computer science and computer engineering programs at Vanderbilt are growing, are committed to teaching and research excellence, and include a number of professors of the practice and lecturers who are fully integrated into EECS faculty operations.

Applications should include a full CV, statement of teaching experience and interests, as well as names and email addresses of three references. Applications should be submitted on-line at: For questions regarding the position, send an email to: Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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 36% minority students and over 1,100 international students from 84 countries.  The School of Engineering currently comprises 100 tenured and tenure-track faculty, operates with an annual budget of over $100 million, including over $70 million from externally funded research, and serves over 1,400 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. In the 2017 rankings of graduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report, the School ranks in the top five among programs with 100 faculty or fewer and has risen steadily in the rankings over the past decade.

With a metro population rapidly approaching two million people, Nashville's cost of living is 4.5% lower than the national average. Nashville was named the “It” city by Time magazine, one of the 15 best U.S. cities for work and family by Fortune magazine, and listed as a top destination by Frommer's, Travel + Leisure and Men's Health magazines. Major industries include education and health services; trade, transportation and utilities; professional and business services; leisure and hospitality; government; manufacturing; financial activities; construction; and information.