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.
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.