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

nabil.simaan at vanderbilt.edu nabil.simaan at vanderbilt.edu
Thu Sep 19 08:07:25 PDT 2013

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University invites
applications for a faculty position to begin in the fall of 2014.
Applications will be considered for positions at all ranks commensurate with
qualifications. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or
related field. We are particularly seeking candidates with research
interests in rehabilitation engineering. The School of Engineering and the
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (within the School of
Medicine) at Vanderbilt are in the process of establishing an
interdisciplinary research program with the mission of collaboratively
pursuing the development of innovative methodologies, interventions, and
assistive devices to improve the quality of care and quality of life for
persons with physical disabilities. The collaborative program will occupy
dedicated space that will physically integrate resources and personnel from
engineering and medicine such that technological innovation will be
thoroughly informed by clinical expertise. We are seeking candidates who
will work within this collaborative center, and in particular will pursue
innovative and impactful research toward the development of assistive or
therapeutic devices or methods that improve functional or health outcomes of
individuals with physical disabilities, including but not limited to
individuals with stroke, spinal cord injury, MS, CP, or limb loss.
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 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/2927

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 91 tenured and tenure-track
faculty, operates with an annual budget of over $100 million including $70
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, 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.

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