THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (CS) AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY is seeking applicants for a professor of the practice or lecturer of computer science position with a target start date of as early as the Spring 2024 semester. Primary responsibilities are teaching three core CS courses per semester from introductory to upper division. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or a related discipline and ideally have prior teaching experience in these programs. This is a term appointment, eligible for renewal, contingent on performance. The CS department at Vanderbilt, in 2020, launched a multi-year faculty recruitment and hiring process to propel the Vanderbilt computer science program to one of the leading academic programs nationally and beyond. We are committed to teaching and research excellence and employ several Professors of the Practice and lecturers who are fully integrated into the CS department.
Ranked #13 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 values collaboration. The University enrolls over 13,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including 36% minority students and over 1,100 international students from 84 countries.
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.
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University has made the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University may require all employees to (1) participate in any required on-campus COVID-19 testing protocol as may then be in effect or (2) show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Refer to this COVID-19 Health and Safety link for additional information, https://www.vanderbilt.edu/healthwellness/public-health/covid19/.
Applications should be submitted online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/129878. Applications should include a full CV, a statement of teaching consisting of teaching philosophy, relevant experience, and interests, the names and email addresses of three references, and teaching evaluations, if available. Competitive applications will include evidence of creative and effective pedagogy.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.