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A Tenure-Track Mechanical Engineer with Focus on Surgical or Interventional Engineering

Nashville, Tennessee 37212
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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in the fall of 2021. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline. Candidates are sought with research interests in engineering novel surgical and interventional devices and processes. This includes, but not limited to, novel medical devices, sensors, actuators, user interfaces, robotic systems, and other engineering techniques that can broadly impact surgical or interventional procedures. The ideal candidate that will complement and enhance the department’s strengths in robotics in general, and in surgical and interventional robotics in particular, and will benefit from collaborations in the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering.


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 $7.2 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 http://apply.interfolio.com/81666. Submission of applications by January 15 will ensure early consideration by the committee, while applications received through January 31 or later will be considered if the position is not yet filled.


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 nurtures interdisciplinary activities. The university has a student body of over 13,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including 36% minority students and over 1,100 international students from 84 countries. The School of Engineering is on a strong upward trajectory in national and international stature and prominence, and has built infrastructure to support a significant expansion in faculty size. In the rankings of graduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report, the school ranks in the top 20 private, research-extensive engineering schools.


With a metro population of approximately 1.9 million people, Nashville has been named one of the 15 best U.S. cities for work and family by Fortune, was ranked as the #1 most popular U.S. city for corporate relocations by Expansion Management, and was named by Forbes as one of the 25 cities most likely to have the country's highest job growth over the coming five years. The top major 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.


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Posted: 2020-12-08 Expires: 2021-02-06

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