Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Vanderbilt University School of Engineering

United States


THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING (ECE) AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY is seeking applicants for a professor of the practice or lecturer of electrical and computer engineering position with a target start date of Fall 2022. Primary responsibilities are to lead the year-long interdisciplinary senior design course, contribute the undergraduate ECE curriculum, and assist with programmatic certification. Ideal qualifications include a PH.D. degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, or a related discipline and prior teaching experience in these programs. This is a term appointment, eligible for renewal, contingent on performance. We are committed to teaching and research excellence and have fully integrated professors of the practice and lecturers into ECE 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 health and safety of our students, faculty and staff and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires all employees to (1) participate in routine on-campus COVID-19 testing or (2) show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Applications should be submitted on-line at::  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.

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