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

nabil.simaan at vanderbilt.edu nabil.simaan at vanderbilt.edu
Fri Oct 13 07:16:35 PDT 2017

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University invites
applications for a tenure/tenure-track faculty position to begin in the fall
of 2017. Applications will be considered for positions at all ranks
commensurate with qualifications. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in
Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline. The Department is
particularly interested in candidates with research experience and interests
in medical and rehabilitation robotics.   

The School of Engineering strives for an active culturally and academically
diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in scholarship and teaching.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 16 tenured/tenure-track faculty
members with reputations for excellence in research fields including
nanoengineering, rehabilitation engineering, and medical robotics, with an
annual research expenditure of $7.5 million. The department encourages
interdisciplinary research and the faculty is affiliated with 8 cross-campus
research centers. The School of Engineering is immediately adjacent to the
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which greatly facilitates
collaboration between the schools of engineering and medicine. Successful
candidates are expected to (1) teach at the undergraduate and graduate
levels, (2) establish vigorous research programs with extramural funds, and
(3) contribute to synergistic efforts within the School of Engineering.  
Applications consisting of a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae,
statements of teaching and research interests, and the addresses of at least
three references (include email address) should be submitted on-line at 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__apply.interfolio.com_44973&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=0CNTkPoQpKBliWEAsjvLZnIuH1hOdsdDbGmr8Qfs9Zk&s=z5M_qO5fL-a_DwOmtGa-Z3oU0mGVz3UBFHCJJZfAi1A&e=. Submission of applications by December 1
will ensure full consideration by the committee, while applications received
after December 1 will receive consideration to the extent possible, if time

Ranked in the top 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 nurtures interdisciplinary activities.
The university has a student body of over 12,500 undergraduate, graduate,
and professional students, including over 25% minority students and 1,170
international students from 84 countries.  The School of Engineering
currently comprises 90 tenured and tenure-track faculty, operates with an
annual budget of over $100 million, including $70 million from externally
funded research, and serves over 1,400 undergraduate and nearly 500 graduate
students. In the 2017 rankings of graduate engineering programs by U.S. News
& World Report, the School ranks in the top three among programs with fewer
than 100 faculty (behind Caltech and Harvard) and has risen steadily in the
rankings over the past decade.

With a metro population of approximately 1.8 million people, Nashville has
been named the “It” city by Time magazine, 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.

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