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Job Description:
The Department of Computer Science is seeking top faculty candidates for tenure and tenure-track positions as part of a $100 million recruiting initiative known as “Destination Vanderbilt.” The program is designed to add faculty leaders and rising stars in the field at all ranks over and above normal hiring patterns. In the first two years of the initiative, the CS department welcomed fourteen new distinguished faculty members.

Destination Vanderbilt aspires to propel the 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. Successful candidates come from broadly defined areas of computer science that enhance our research strengths in areas aligned with the priorities of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and the university overall:

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

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Ranked #13 nationally, Vanderbilt University is a private, internationally recognized research university located on 330 park-like acres 1.5 miles from downtown Nashville. Its 10 distinct schools share a single cohesive campus that values interdisciplinary collaboration. The university enrolls over 13,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including 36% minority students and over 1,100 students from 84 countries. The School of Engineering is on a strong upward trajectory in national and international prominence, and has built infrastructure to support a significant expansion in faculty size. In the rankings of graduate engineering programs by U.S. News, the school ranks in the top 20 private, research-intensive engineering schools. Fortune ranked the Vanderbilt Computer Science online Master’s program at 1st in the USA. The five-year average T/Tk faculty funding across the departments of computer science and electrical and computer engineering is above $800k per year per faculty member. 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 are 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. The city recently has experienced an influx of major office openings by some of the largest global tech companies and prime Silicon Valley startups.

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 requires that students, faculty, and staff, 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 is 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

Application Process: Applications should be submitted at: For more information, please visit: . Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning December 1, 2022. Interviews begin around January 15, 2023. For full consideration, application materials must be received by March 1, 2023.

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