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Faculty Employment Opportunities

--updated November 10, 2021

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (1)  |  Computer Science (20+)  |  Electrical and Computer Engineering (1)  |  Engineering Management (2)

CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt University (VU ChBE) invites applications for one or more tenured/tenure-track faculty positions at any rank. We seek outstanding candidates with principal efforts toward experiments and/or simulations in the areas of bioengineering (synthetic biology, biomaterials, tissue engineering, biosystems engineering, and regenerative medicine), materials (polymers, nanomaterials, separations, catalysis), and energy (solar, fuel cells, biofuels, batteries, supercapacitors).  We seek candidates who can synergistically leverage our strong interdisciplinary environment to establish a leading research program that applies engineering approaches to solve key societal problems.  This opportunity is part of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s strategic directions in ‘Regenerative Medicine,’ ‘Nanoscale Science and Engineering,’ and ‘Energy and Natural Resources’ and coincides with the expansion of the new 230,000 sq ft Engineering and Science Building.

VU ChBE (http://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/chbe/) has annual research expenditures of $7.5M and has steadily climbed the USNWR graduate rankings over the past fifteen years to currently rank at #33.  With fourteen current full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty, we are consistently ranked as one of the top five chemical engineering departments in the U.S. with fifteen or fewer faculty. VU 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.

Ranked #14 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 values collaboration. The university enrolls over 13,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including 36% minority students and over 1,400 international students from 91 countries.

With a metro population of over two million people, Nashville’s top industries by employment include trade, transportation and utilities; education and health services; professional and business services; government; and leisure and hospitality. Other industries include manufacturing, financial activities, construction, and information. Long known as a hub for health care and music, Nashville is a technology center with a considerable pool of health care, AI, and defense-related jobs available. In recent years, the city has experienced an influx of major office openings by some of the largest global tech companies and prime Silicon Valley startups.

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.

Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Vanderbilt, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol.  Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Vanderbilt University.  Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal, Opportunity and Access Office https://www.vanderbilt.edu/eoa/.

Applications should be submitted electronically via http://apply.interfolio.com/95964 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 19, 2021 will receive priority in evaluation.  The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1.

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE

THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (CS) AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY is seeking applicants for an assistant professor of the practice or lecturer of computer science position with a target start date of Fall 2022. Primary responsibilities are to teach three core CS courses per semester ranging from introductory to upper-division. 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 CS department at Vanderbilt launched in 2020 a multi-year faculty recruitment and hiring process to propel the Vanderbilt computer science program to one of the leading academic programs nationally and beyond. We are committed to teaching and research excellence, and have a number of professors of the practice and lecturers who are fully integrated into CS faculty operations.

Ranked #14 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 values collaboration. The university enrolls over 13,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including 36% minority students and over 1,100 international students from 84 countries.

With a metro population of over two million people, Nashville’s top industries by employment include trade, transportation and utilities; education and health services; professional and business services; government; and leisure and hospitality. Other industries include manufacturing, financial activities, construction, and information. Long known as a hub for health care and music, Nashville is a technology center with a considerable pool of health care, AI, and defense-related jobs available. In recent years, the city has experienced an influx of major office openings by some of the largest global tech companies and prime Silicon Valley startups.

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.

Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Vanderbilt, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol.  Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Vanderbilt University. Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal, Opportunity and Access Office https://www.vanderbilt.edu/eoa/.

Applications should be submitted on-line at: http://apply.interfolio.com/95784 . Applications should include a full CV, statement of teaching experience and interests, as well as names and email addresses of three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 


TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (Destination Vanderbilt)

The Department of Computer Science (CS) launched in 2020 a multi-year faculty recruitment and hiring process for 20 tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels over and above normal hiring patterns, with preference at early-career appointments. In the first year of the initiative, the department welcomed eight new faculty members. In the second year, the initiative will support at least eight new faculty positions starting in the 2022-2023 academic year. Destination Vanderbilt-CS is part of the university’s recently launched Destination Vanderbilt, a $100 million university excellence initiative to recruit new faculty. Over the next three years, the university will leverage the investment to recruit approximately 60 faculty who are leaders and rising stars in their fields. All hires who are part of this initiative are over and above the normal faculty hiring rate at the university.

We seek exceptional candidates in broadly defined areas of computer science that enhance our research strengths in areas that align with the following investment and growth priorities of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering:

  1. Cybersecurity and Resilience
  2. Autonomous and Intelligent Human-AI-Machine Systems and Urban Environments
  3. Computing and AI for Health, Medicine, and Surgery
  4. Design of Next Generation Systems, Structures, Materials, and Manufacturing

Our priorities are designed to ensure the strongest positive impact on computer science and cross-disciplinary areas at all six academic departments in the School of Engineering and other colleges and schools across campus. The hiring initiative builds on these strengths and aspires to propel the Vanderbilt CS Department to one of the leading academic programs nationally and beyond. Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to develop and grow vigorous programs of externally funded research.

Ranked #14 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 values collaboration. The university enrolls over 13,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including 36% minority students and over 1,100 international students from 84 countries. 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 20 private, research-extensive engineering schools. Five-year average T/Tk faculty funding in the formerly combined EECS department is above $800k per year per person. Nearly 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 over two million people, Nashville’s top industries by employment include trade, transportation and utilities; education and health services; professional and business services; government; and leisure and hospitality. Other industries include manufacturing, financial activities, construction, and information. Long known as a hub for health care and music, Nashville is a technology center with a considerable pool of health care, AI, and defense-related jobs available. In recent years, the city has experienced an influx of major office openings by some of the largest global tech companies and prime Silicon Valley startups.

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.

Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Vanderbilt, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol.  Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Vanderbilt University. Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal, Opportunity and Access Office https://www.vanderbilt.edu/eoa/.

Applications should be submitted on-line at:  http://apply.interfolio.com/94225 . For more information, please visit our web site:  http://vu.edu/destination-cs   . Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning December 1, 2021 with interviews beginning January 1, 2022. For full consideration, application materials must be received by January 31, 2022.

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering

THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY is seeking candidates for a T/TK faculty position. Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and develop vigorous programs of externally funded research. Areas of focus are:

  1. High-performance electronic devices and circuits,
  2. Photonic devices and circuits, and
  3. Devices and circuits related to quantum information processing.

The successful candidate will build a research program that emphasizes the use of these technologies in harsh environments and builds on departmental strengths associated with the Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE), the Vanderbilt Radiation Effects and Reliability (RER) Group, and the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE). These programs have research expenditures totaling over $5-6 M/year focused on effects in harsh environments.

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.

Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Vanderbilt, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol.  Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Vanderbilt University. Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal, Opportunity and Access Office https://www.vanderbilt.edu/eoa/.

Applications should be submitted on-line at: https://apply.interfolio.com/96522. Applications should include a full CV, statement of teaching experience and interests, as well as names and email addresses of three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

 

Engineering Management

The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering (Department of General Engineering - GE) is seeking applications for two full-time, Professor of the Practice (PoP) faculty positions with a target start date of Spring or Fall 2022. These are open rank appointments. Primary responsibilities are to teach three Applied Behavioral Science and Organizational Behavior and Leadership courses per semester at the department’s undergraduate and graduate Engineering Management programs. These are core courses for the Engineering Management minor -the most popular minor in the School of Engineering- and the Master in Engineering Management program, and are very well attended by the students. Our undergraduate students are high performers with an interest in the intersection of technology, business, and innovation. Our graduate students are experienced industry professionals that aspire to lead teams in technology-based enterprises.

The successful candidate is expected to advise undergraduate students in the interdisciplinary engineering major and mentor independent study and undergraduate research projects. Ideal qualifications include significant experience (10+ years) in industry (preferably in HR roles), prior teaching experience, and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, corporate psychology, human resource management, or related field. Candidates with an understanding of the human resource aspects in engineering and technology organizations are preferred.

This is a term appointment, eligible for renewal, contingent on performance. The Engineering Management 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 GE faculty operations. Professors of the Practice of any rank are expected to participate in faculty governance and have the same voting rights as tenured faculty. This position is eligible for all the benefit programs offered by Vanderbilt, including, but not limited to, health care plan, retirement plan, life and disability insurance, health savings account, and tuition discount.

Applications should include a full CV, statement of teaching experience and interests, as well as names and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications should be submitted on-line at: https://apply.interfolio.com/98750. For more information, please visit our web site: https://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/ge/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Vanderbilt, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Vanderbilt University. Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal, Opportunity and Access Office https://www.vanderbilt.edu/eoa/.

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.

 

 

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