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Faculty Employment Opportunities

--updated October 26, 2018

Biomedical Engineering (1) | Civil & Environmental Engineering (0) | Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (3)  Mechanical Engineering (0)

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.


Vanderbilt University Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) seeks candidates for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of the Practice, in the general areas of biomedical instrumentation and medical device signals and systems. The target start date is July 2019. The primary responsibilities of this position will be teaching core courses as part of our redesigned undergraduate curriculum, with additional opportunities to contribute to and lead new departmental initiatives such as an industrial internship program or a proposed Master of Engineering program in BME. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in an engineering discipline. Candidates with a M.S. degree and extensive teaching and/or industrial experience will also be considered. Experience with the medical device industry is preferred, and candidates with professional licensure are encouraged to apply.

Devoted, creative, and highly effective undergraduate education is a VU priority and support for impactful initiatives is an ongoing institutional focus. BME shares this institutional commitment to undergraduate teaching. Our recent curriculum redesign was informed by the changing dynamics of learner career objectives and the evolving scope of the biomedical engineering profession. Thus, we seek candidates that are devoted to BME education and engage learners as an instructor, mentor, and resource for professional advancement. Established in 1968, VU BME is a pioneer among biomedical engineering programs, nurtures a vibrant, successful professional community, and is consistently ranked among the top 25 BME departments nationally. With a metro population of approximately 1.6 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 health care management, music production, tourism, printing and publishing, manufacturing technology, higher education, finance, insurance, and automobile production.

We invite submission to this position at Application materials must include: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) teaching statement that includes teaching and mentoring history and philosophy, highlighting potential synergies within the BME department, such as new courses or internship/degree programs, and 4) names and contact information of three professional references, preferably that speak directly to previous and potential success in teaching and mentoring. Review of applications will begin upon receipt, and applications received by December 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. Please address questions to the search committee chair, Prof. W. David Merryman at  





The EECS Department currently is seeking applications for THREE OPEN POSITIONS (two T/TK Positions and one Teaching Faculty Position):

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. Candidates of all ranks will be considered in broadly defined areas of data science, machine learning, data mining, visualization, computer vision, and/or artificial intelligence. 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.
          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.
          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 1, 2018 with telephone interviews beginning December 1, 2018.  The final application deadline is January 15, 2019.


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 2019. 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. 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.





Founded in 1873, Vanderbilt is a private, coeducational university with approximately 6,700 undergraduates and 5,200 graduate and professional students. 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.