THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (EECS) AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY is seeking candidates for two tenured/tenure-track (T/TK) faculty positions. Appointments at all ranks will be considered; we prefer to fill at least one position at the assistant professor of computer science rank. Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to develop and grow vigorous programs of externally funded research. Areas of focus for this search are: (1) Computer Assisted Surgery and Interventions. We seek world-class expertise in medical image and signal analysis, computer vision, and medical robotics. The successful candidate will expand the CS curriculum in these areas and have a strong interest in translational research, collaboration with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and will be expected to engage with the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering (VISE: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vise). VISE’s mission is the creation, development, implementation, clinical evaluation and translation of methods, devices, algorithms, and systems designed to facilitate surgical and interventional processes and their outcome. (2) 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.
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 2015 rankings of graduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report, the School ranks third among programs with fewer than 100 faculty members. 5-year average T/TK faculty funding in the EECS Department is nearly $1M 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 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 on-line at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7736. For more information, please visit our web site: http://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/eecs. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 1, 2016 with telephone interviews beginning December 1, 2016. The final application deadline is January 15, 2017.