Tenure Track Faculty for Electrical and Computer Engineering

Vanderbilt University

United States

January 15, 2022


Vanderbilt University: School of Engineering: Electrical and Computer



Nashville, TN

Open Date

Oct 8, 2021


THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY is seeking candidates for a T/TK faculty position. Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and develop vigorous programs of externally funded research. Areas of focus are: (1) High-performance electronic devices and circuits, (2) Photonic devices and circuits , and (3) Devices and circuits related to quantum information processing. The successful candidate will build research programs that emphasize the use of these technologies in harsh environments and build on departmental strengths associated with the Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE), the Vanderbilt Radiation Effects and Reliability (RER) Group, and the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE). These programs have research expenditures totaling over $5-6 M/year focused on effects in harsh environments. Of recent note are 1) an AFOSR-sponsored Radiation Effects Center of Excellence , 2) an NSF-sponsored IUCRC ( Electronic-Photonic Integrated Circuits for Aerospace) , and a DoD-sponsored Workforce Development Program focused on attracting and training undergraduates for employment (or pursuit of a graduate degree) in the Risk, Reliability, and Resiliency area.

ISDE is a unique national asset, established specifically to perform fundamental and applied research covering a broad range of topics from fundamental atomic/radiation transport/semiconductor physics to circuit design/analysis and system level modeling techniques. The RER group and ISDE combine to form the world's largest university-based program in radiation effects in microelectronics. ECE faculty in VINSE carry out research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and have broad expertise spanning nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, and nanomaterials. The successful candidate will have access to an array of commercial and custom software for analyzing and designing microelectronic and photonic devices and integrated circuits and for simulating radiation effects. Existing research programs are supported by an extensive suite of electrical and optical test and characterization equipment for traditional and radiation-effects analysis.

Ranked #14 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 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-extensive engineering schools. The five-year average T/Tk faculty funding in the ECE/CS departments is above $800k per year per person. Nearly all junior faculty members hired during the past 20 years have received prestigious young investigator awards, such as NSF CAREER and DARPA CSSG. For more information, please visit our web site: https: // engineering.vanderbilt.edu/ece/.

Applications should be submitted electronically via https:// apply.interfolio.com/96522 and must include: a cover letter with names and contact information of at least three references, a CV, a statement of research and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2021 with telephone interviews beginning December 1, 2021. The final application deadline is January 15, 2022.

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 safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to 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 will be 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 https: // www. vanderbilt.edu/eoa/.

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