[robotics-worldwide] Faculty Position Opening at Vanderbilt University Mechanical Engineering

nabil simaan nabil.simaan at vanderbilt.edu
Sun Sep 2 14:50:41 PDT 2012

Dear Robotics colleagues


Vanderbilt Mechanical Engineering Department is seeking to hire one more
faculty member. Note we are also interested in considering applicants in
robotics/rehabilitation in addition to the focus areas in the underlined
section of the following announcement: 


"The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University invites
applications for a faculty position to begin in the fall of 2013. While the
department is primarily seeking applicants at the tenure-track Assistant
Professor level, applicants at other ranks with exceptional records of
research will also be considered. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in
Mechanical Engineering or related field. Although candidates in all areas of
mechanical engineering will be considered, we are particularly seeking
candidates with research interests in rehabilitation engineering, bioMEMs,
nano-biotechnology, nanomaterials, or nanoscale energy conversion.
Successful candidates will be expected to build a strong, externally-funded
research program and make significant contributions to the department's
research activities. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has a student
body of approximately 300 undergraduates and 50 Ph.D. students, and
candidates should have a marked interest in teaching in both undergraduate
and graduate students. Applications consisting of a cover letter, a complete
curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and the
addresses of four references (include email address) should be submitted
on-line at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1826. 


Vanderbilt University is a private, internationally renowned research
university located in vibrant Nashville, Tennessee.  Its 10 distinct schools
share a single cohesive campus that nurtures interdisciplinary activities.
The School of Engineering currently comprises 85 tenured and tenure-track
faculty, operates with an annual budget of $100 million including $60
million of externally funded research, and teaches 1,300 undergraduate and
over 400 graduate students.  The School of Engineering over the past decade
has been on a strong upward trajectory in its national and international
stature and prominence, and is entering a period of growth in terms of
faculty and facilities. In the 2013 rankings of graduate engineering
programs by U.S. News & World Report, the School ranks 5th among programs
with fewer than 100 faculty.


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 number one 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, technology manufacturing, music production, higher
education, finance, insurance, automobile production and health care
management. Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply."


Nabil Simaan 
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Otolaryngology

Vanderbilt University
405 Olin Hall 
Department of Mechanical Engineering PMB 351592
Nashville, TN 37235 
Office phone: 615-343-0470 
email: nabil.simaan at vanderbilt.edu 
web page:  <http://arma.vuse.vanderbilt.edu/>

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