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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

EECS Faculty Searches

(updated September 11, 2017)


THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (EECS) AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY is seeking candidates for a tenured/tenure-track (T/TK) faculty position in computer science. We prefer to fill the position at the assistant professor rank, but candidates of 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 for this search are 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.

Five-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. 

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 1, 2017 with telephone interviews beginning December 1, 2017.  The final application deadline is January 15, 2018.


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 2018. 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 computer science program at Vanderbilt is growing, is committed to teaching and research excellence, and includes 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. These should be submitted to Professor Dan Fleetwood, Chair of the EECS Department, 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 96 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 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 Healthmagazines. 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.